Baked Ravioli…. ummm. Yum.

Oh Baked Ravioli. You really are amazing, aren’t you? Yes, you are. I was wandering an Everyday Food magazine when I found a little ravioli recipe. It was a boiled recipe… not baked and had a few different ingredients than my creation… but, it’s where I got the idea. I was hanging out at my mom’s place, for family night, and was in charge of dinner… the hard part was she was retiling her kitchen backsplash and asked that I don’t cook anything on the stove… hmm. That threw off my whole ravioli plan. Or, did it? I decided to go ahead with the recipe (adjusting for the ingredients I already had) and bake instead of boil!

It turned out DELICIOUS. What’s wonderful is that Ruari ate each and every bite. Loved it. I know it’s not the healthiest recipe around… but, gosh darn it all: she ate spinach and had NO idea. Bwa ha ha! Ha. ha. Here’s how I did it:

Baked Ravioli (adjusted recipe from Martha Stewart)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 bag of spinach (salad bag)
- 1 3/4 cups ricotta
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 lemon
- Olive oil
- 48 square wonton wrappers
- 4 cups marinara sauce, warmed

Directions:
- Turn oven on to 350 degrees. In a pan sauté your garlic with a teeny bit of salt and olive oil. When the garlic is lightly browned, add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute.- Add the spinach/garlic blend, ricotta, squeezed lemon juice, and parmesan to a food processor. Blend until creamy. This could be an optional step if you don’t have a food processor. Just blend and chop up everything fine.

- Assemble ravioli: Arrange wrappers on a work surface. Spoon a rough tablespoon of mixture in the center of each wrapper. With a fingertip, moisten edges of wrapper with water, then fold over filling to form a triangle and press to seal (flatten area around filling to eliminate air pockets). Place ravioli on a baking sheet (brush a bit of oil on baking sheet before) and cover with a kitchen towel.

- Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

- When your ravioli is all assembled and ready to go, brush the tops of the ravioli with some olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of parmesan cheese. Bake for 15- 20 minutes. Or, just until the edges start to brown. Serve with a topping of marinara sauce. That’s it!

My favorite part about this recipe is that we made enough to freeze half of the ravioli (not baked). We ate it on a night we didn’t have time to cook. Wonderful! I just thawed it in the fridge that day and it still baked up perfect.

Let me know if you make this! Enjoy and love every moment of it… fer realz. <—- not how I talk in real life. ha!

- Chelsey

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37 Responses to “Baked Ravioli…. ummm. Yum.”

  1. Rachel says:

    Sitting here drooling on myself. Looks utterly delicious and needs to be in my home soon… thanks for posting! :)

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  4. Lea says:

    With a couple alterations, this was our dinner this evening. Who could resist when spinach, artichoke hearts, and wonton wrappers were all awaiting me in my freezer? Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. candice says:

    Yum yum yum indeed! You clever gal you!

  6. Roxana says:

    i LOVE this idea. where did you get the wonton wrappers?

  7. Jeni says:

    Yummm! My husband makes something just like this and I LOVE the way the parmesan toasts up on top.

  8. kat9365 says:

    I absolutely love using the wonton wrappers rather than making my own dough for raviolis. This looks delicious!

  9. gosh, that looks amazing! Who has the time, but maybe I can find some time on the weekends! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Regina Morrison says:

    I love ravioli and love making my own….I always boil it but am definitely going to try baking it next time =).

  11. Leah says:

    This looks incredibly good. Mouth=watering.

  12. Amanda says:

    wow, i will have to make this soon!! it looks divine :) maybe i can get my hubby to help in the kitchen…..thank you for sharing your recipe!

    xo, amanda
    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

  13. Eleanor says:

    These look incredible delicious. I cannot wait to make them!

  14. oh. my. stars. I cannot wait to try this!

  15. Leah says:

    YUM! your ravioli looks baller!!! I gotta try this recipe!

  16. Elena says:

    Oooh, this sounds amazing! You are very creative!

  17. catie says:

    these look amazing! and vegetarian!
    love the browned edges {which you would miss if you boiled them}.
    i think you are more of a cook than you realize ~ i never would have thought to bake them.
    i will be trying this ♥

  18. Jennifer says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) I have been wanting to attempt making my own ravioli but have ben scared of the whole cutting the dough part. I didn't know they had those little wrappers! I am definatly gonna try this one this week. Easy=One Happy Mama :D

  19. Jess Judkins says:

    Yum! I am forwarding this to my sister Rhonda, she is the Italian chef in our family and I don't think she has ever tried to bake ravioli :-)

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