Tuesday Treats: Ravioli and Meatballs

I’m always on the lookout for easy dishes I can throw together and forget about when I’m on deadline. I discovered this one a few weeks ago and tucked it back. I gave it a try and it is totally a keeper! Good stuffs! And really easy.

From Kraft Recipes…

Ingredients:
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce, divided (I can’t do most prepared sauces due to tomato chunks/skin/seeds–food allergy) I used CLASSICO Vodka Sauce instead. YUMMY!
1 pkg. (24 oz.) frozen cheese ravioli, uncooked
16 frozen fully cooked turkey meatballs (1 inch) (I used Angus beef meatballs and dumped the whole bag in. More on that below.)
2 yellow peppers, cut into strips (Not a pepper fan so didn’t use them.)
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Make it:
Spoon 1 cup pasta sauce into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; top with layers of half each of the ravioli, meatballs, peppers, mozzarella and remaining sauce. Repeat layers. Cover with lid.

Cook on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 hours (or on LOW 4-1/2 to 5 hours).

Sprinkle with Parmesan. Let stand 10 min. Top with basil.

A few things I did differently and a few things I’ll do differently the next time I fixt this recipe. First, as noted above, I used a different sauce, and left out the peppers, and used a lot of beef meatballs. Personal preference. Second, I used a slow-cooker liner because I’m all about easy clean-up! Now, what I’ll do different next time is probably halve the ravioli and meatballs and use my smaller Crockpot. There’s only two of us and making the full recipe left a lot for later. I’ve discovered it doesn’t freeze all that great, but is edible after thawing and microwaving. I plan to use the entire jar of sauce even with the half order because we like stuff saucy. And the same goes for the cheese because one can’t have enough cheese. 😉 Here’s the link if you want all the details: CLICK HERE

So, I can heartily vouch for this dish, have the ingredients in hand to make it again, and will soon! Let me know if you give it a try!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Ravioli and Meatballs

  1. My problem with all things Italian is I can’t find a good jarred sauce I like since my Wallyworld stopped carrying Francesco Renaldi. And making my own from scratch takes for-ever. But when I do, I make tons. Next time, I’ll have to remember this recipe so I can give it a whirl. It sounds awesome. =o)

    • Silver James says:

      I REALLY like the Classico Vodka Sauce. You might give it a try for something different. 😉 And yeah, save a big jar of your homemade to used with this recipe. The cheese ravioli and meatballs is a great combo of flavors. 🙂

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