I got the idea for this recipe from a pre-made dinner that is sometimes available for purchase at Costco. The problem with the store version is that it can feed 10 people and has too much cheese to be reasonable in calories.
I’m not counting calories today. Sundays are my rest days and also the days I eat what sounds good. Something with cheese is almost always on the list. I’m planning on starting a new workout routine and seeing if I can count macros starting tomorrow. So tonight we’re having something covered in gooey mozzarella.
I’ll be serving this casserole with a side of roasted broccolini and some pull apart white dinner rolls. I’ll throw those both on a sheet pan in the oven for the last 10 minutes or so and have dinner on the table in no time.
- 2 9 oz. packages of any flavor fresh ravioli from the deli (or you can also use part of a bag of frozen ones)
- 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
- 4 T. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- One 6 oz. package of fresh snack size mozzarella (or use ~1.5 C regular shredded mozzarella)
Preheat the oven to 375. Cut the mozzarella bits in half or quarters. Using an 8 or 9” square baking pan, spread a big spoonful of sauce on the bottom of the pan. Add half of the ravioli trying not to overlap the pieces too much. Add half of the parmesan cheese and half of the mozzarella bits. Spread a few more spoonfuls of sauce on that layer. I try to mostly get the edges of the raviolis so they won’t be too crispy after baking. Repeat the layers, ending with sauce again, but leave some of the mozzarella bits uncovered so they can get melty and brown on top. Cover with foil and bake in 375 degree oven until bubbly hot, about 55 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5-10 minutes. A thermometer in the center of the dish should read at least 165. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.
These numbers are for 1 out of 6 servings, based on using 2 packages of Sprouts Grilled Chicken and Prosciutto Ravioli, ⅘ of a jar of Classico Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce, 6 oz. BelGioioso Mozzarella Snacking Cheese and Private Selection Shredded Parmesan.
- Calories: 350
- Protein: 19.3
- Fat: 13.4
- Carbs: 32.6
- Fiber: 3.3
- Sodium: 745