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Baked Ravioli

Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

With all the salads I’ve been posting lately, comfort food had to be next in line. After all, it’s all about balance, no? That’s where this creamy, comforting, cheesy ravioli comes in. And for those of you thinking you can’t break your diet for this, well, let’s just say that your diet can always start again next week.

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

The best part about this recipe is that you can completely customize it with your favorite kind of ravioli – from lobster ravioli to artichoke ravioli. The sky is the limit! I kept this meatless though with Trader Joe’s four cheese ravioli, my absolute favorite. And with some leftover marinara sauce and cream cheese for that melt-in-your-mouth creaminess, you can have this comforting dish on your table in no time!

Baked Ravioli - Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

Baked Ravioli

Amazingly cheesy, creamy, comforting ravioli made in 30 minutes or less, perfect for those busy weeknights!

10 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) package cheese-filled ravioli
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8×8 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook ravioli just until tender, about 2-3 minutes; drain well.
  3. Combine marinara sauce and cream cheese in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until cream cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in thyme and parsley.
  4. Spread ravioli into the prepared baking dish. Top with marinara mixture and sprinkle with mozzarella. Place into oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and basil, if desired.

Adapted from Yummy Healthy Easy.

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66 comments

  1. This is my kind of comfort food. I love cheese ravioli!

  2. This is the most gorgeous ravioli ever – your lighting is insane!

  3. So pretty and I’ve determined that I need a pan like yours. You get SO much use out of it. All my baking pans are aluminum and not pretty…I need more pretty ones 🙂

    Pinned!

    • I’ve been on a baking pan frenzy – from Le Creuset to Pier 1. I have a million more that I haven’t used up either – just waiting for the right occasion!

      Thanks for the pin, as always! 🙂

  4. Cheesy? Check. Saucey? Check. Weeknight friendly? Check and check!
    I am alll over this baked ravioli! And, you make pasta look so purdy!

  5. I love baked ravioli- my all time favorite comfort food! Your pic is gorgeous as usual 🙂 Pinned!

  6. Oh yeah, you are now officially the queen of pasta! This looks so delish I can’t even stand it!

  7. I want to make this so badly. Like, right now. 🙂

  8. oh my! I seriously love this! It’s like lasagna but without all the work of layering and mixing! This sounds fantastic!

  9. Baked ravioli is one of my favorite comfort foods! Love this!

  10. I am going to eat up your photos!! LOVE! I make something similar to this all the time and we inhale it in seconds…comfort food at its best!

  11. I am craving dishes like this this time of year! This baked ravioli looks amazing!

  12. My family will love this recipe. Can’t wait to make it soon!

  13. I just wanna dive headfirst into this cheesy, carby delight! ahhhh ravioli, mmmm

  14. This looks delicious. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Beautiful photos!

  15. Good ol’ comfort food! Looks fantastic!

  16. What gorgeous comfort food. This is exactly what I want on a cold night. Give me a glass of red wine and I’m good to go!

  17. What beautiful, colourful photos!!

  18. SO delish. I added an extra layer of small chicken breast pieces which made it even better. I would say to hold back your hand a little when it comes to adding thyme – just as strong as the scent of that spice is as strong as the flavor in the dish will be and it turns out and I’m not the biggest thyme fan.

  19. Baked ravioli is a favorite and yours looks THE BEST, Chung-Ah! Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  20. I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest a couple of days ago. Let me just say…this is awesome!!! My family loved this. I modified it a bit using ground beef and mixed it with the marinara and cream cheese. Yes, it made the preparation time a little longer, but it was worth it. Just amazing and simple. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  21. Just made this for dinner! It was delicious! Thanks for the awesome and easy recipe!

  22. I have a baked ravioli recipe that is a favorite, but I’m thinking I need to switch things up and try yours because it looks amazing!!

  23. I made it for dinner tonight!! It was DELICIOUS!!

  24. Do you have a recipe for homemade ravioli?

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  26. Chung-Ah, I found your blog via Pinterest (I think). I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! Perfect and easy dinner for a cold, dreary Chicago weeknight. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes!

  27. did you use frozen ravioli or the kind in the refrigerator case?

    • Vanessa, I used ready-made, unfrozen ravioli.

      • I’ve made a similar dish before with frozen ravioli. Mine was just ravioli and sauce, definitely gonna try your additions. I didn’t cook my ravioli first. I just put the frozen ravioli’s in the dish, covered with sauce and cooked. I can’t wait to try yours because I already loved the ease and taste of mine. Your additions should make it even better.

  28. I am lazy…. do you think the ravioli needs to be boiled before baked? I would prefer to bake it longer instead if I could get away with that.

    Thanks!

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  30. i made the baked ravioli today and it was absolutely amazing!!
    i made my own sauce but followed everything else and it is honestly one of the best dishes i’ve made! definite recommend.

  31. Can cream cheese substituted by other kind of cheese? I am highly lactose intolerance and cream cheese has more lactate that my body can handle!

    Thanks,

    Ferryal

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  33. Do you think this could be done with frozen ravioli? I’m not sure you can thaw frozen ravioli…maybe adjust the baking time?

  34. I’m currently making this for the third time right now! So easy and delicious. I make it anytime I want to impress 😉

  35. Made this recipe this evening. I added ground beef, because I don’t like to serve dinner without meat or chicken. Unfortunately, due to a fussy baby, I was unable to serve it right out of the oven, like Chung-Ah recommends, and while it was still tasty, it wasn’t as good as it could have been, had I served it right out of the oven.

  36. This is great! Where in the grocery store do you find the raviolis?

  37. I just made this except for the part where I top it with mozzarella and put in oven, so I can’t tell you how tasty it tastes yet. What I can tell you is I home cook about 6 days a week, using Internet-search recipes according to the food I have on hand. But I’ve never come across your site before now. Your recipes are awesome. So various, but easy and yummy. I think the rest of this week’s menu will all be from your stuff. Thanks!

  38. Made this tonight, it was excellent! Delicious and easy~ the best of recipes. Added some Italian sausage crumbles because the husband is a carnivore.

  39. Could this be assembled the night before, refrigerated, then baked just before dinnertime?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried preparing this ahead of time. Please use your best judgment.

  40. I used Costco spinach cheese ravioli and the Parmesan herb packet that was in the package in lieu of the herbs and parm in the recipe with homemade sauce. Delicious! 

  41. I made this tonight and it was delicious.  Three adults finished it off.   I used fresh parsley because I had it on hand.  Will make again!   

  42. Does this freeze well after baking.

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  43. This was damn delicious indeed! Never considered putting a bit of cream cheese in the sauce. Thank you for the recipe! 

  44. This was delicious. I made it just like the recipe said. My whole family loved it.

  45. Could I add ground beef?

  46. My family loved this. It tastes ike a fancy recipe from a resteraunt but is so incredibly easy to make.

    Great for dinner parties.

    Thanks for another great recipe.

  47. wondering why the cream cheese is cubed since you have to melt it… your pictures are beautiful

  48. This is absolutely delicious. Very easy to put together and tastes much different from ravioli cooked on top of the stove. Highly recommended.

  49. can you leave out the cream cheese,basil,parsley,thyme in the ravioli?

  50. Thank you.  Wonderful