CHEESY BAKED RAVIOLI LASAGNA – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CHEESY BAKED RAVIOLI LASAGNA - Butter with a Side of Bread


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Cheesy Baked Ravioli Lasagna made with San Marzano tomatoes, 3 types of cheese, Italian Sausage and frozen ravioli. Easy weeknight baked ravioli recipe full of flavor!

Here’s a cheesy, flavorful Italian recipe that combines two favorites: ravioli and lasagna! It’s a hearty, comforting dish that both kids and adults really enjoy.

Ingredients for Cheesy Baked Ravioli

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

San Marzano Style Tomatoes

I recommend using Hunt’s San Marzano Style tomatoes- they’re brand new and can be found on the canned vegetable aisle of your local grocery store. San Marzano style tomatoes are a sweeter tomato that are low in acidity, with a thick juice that makes them perfect for baking. Hunt’s San Marzano Style Tomatoes are all-natural and steam peeled and have a bright, tangy fresh flavor.

Hunt’s San Marzano Style Tomatoes are sold in a large 28-oz can and come in three flavors: Plain, Italian, and spicy red pepper. I used the plain variety for this recipe, but the Italian would work well too!

Cheeses

I added 3 different types of cheeses to this recipe! The ricotta, cream cheese and mozzarella add a creamy, flavorful touch to the dish that just tastes great. I also added 1 egg and the seasonings to the cheese mixture.

Meat for Lasagna

I cooked and crumbled 1 pound of Italian sausage for this ravioli bake. You’re welcome to use ground beef or turkey instead. If you’d like to make this a meatless meal, you can slice vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower and use those in place of meat!

Frozen Ravioli

I used cheese ravioli in this dish, but you can use any type you’d like! I think beef or chicken would be great. Spinach ravioli is also a great option!

How to make Baked Ravioli Lasagna

Here’s what you’ll need to do to make this recipe at home:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine Cheese Mixture

In a small mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese and 1 egg. Stir until smooth. Add in seasonings. Stir & set aside.

Combine Tomatoes & Cooked Sausage

Pour undrained tomatoes into pan with cooked & drained Italian Sausage. Use a Chop-Stir (or a similar utensil) to cut tomatoes and sausage into smaller pieces.

Layer the Lasagna

Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Ladle about half of the tomato-sausage mixture into bottom of pan.

Top with a layer of frozen ravioli, then dot ravioli with dollops of the cheese-egg mixture. Spread with about half the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Repeat with another layer of sausage-tomatoes, then the remaining ravioli, ending with the remaining cheeses. If you have a few raviolis left over, I just piled them on top. Yum!

Cover & Bake Ravioli Lasagna

Cover with foil & bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil & bake an additional 10 minutes. Replace foil and let sit about 20 minutes and serve. This resting period allows the sauce to thicken.

3 Cheese Baked Ravioli Lasagna recipe

Cheesy Baked Ravioli Lasagna

Cheesy Baked Ravioli Lasagna made with San Marzano tomatoes, 3 typed of cheese, Italian Sausage and frozen ravioli. Easy weeknight dinner full of flavor! 

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Course: dinner, pasta

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: ravioli bake, ravioli lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 8

Calories: 717kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage cooked & crumbled
  • 28 oz can Hunt’s San Marzano style Whole Tomatoes
  • 25- oz package frozen ravioli

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a small mixing bowl combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese and 1 egg. Stir until smooth. Add in seasonings. Stir & set aside.

  • Pour undrained tomatoes into pan with cooked & drained Italian Sausage. Use a Chop-Stir to cut tomatoes and sausage into smaller pieces.

  • Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray. Ladle about half of the tomato-sausage mixture into bottom of pan.

  • Top with a layer of frozen ravioli, then dot ravioli with dollops of the cheese-egg mixture. Spread with about half the shredded mozzarella cheese.

  • Repeat with another layer of sausage-tomatoes, then ravioli, ending with the remaining cheeses.

  • Cover with foil & bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil & bake an additional 10 minutes. Replace foil and let sit about 20 minutes and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1432mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 11mg

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Cheesy Baked Ravioli Lasagna made with San Marzano tomatoes, 3 types of cheese, Italian Sausage and frozen ravioli. Easy weeknight baked ravioli recipe full of flavor!

Cheesy Baked Ravioli Lasagna made with San Marzano tomatoes, 3 types of cheese, flavorful Italian Sausage and frozen cheese ravioli. Easy weeknight baked ravioli recipe full of flavor!

CHICKEN PARMESAN APPETIZER – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CHICKEN PARMESAN APPETIZER - Butter with a Side of Bread


Chicken Parmesan Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for the big game! With popcorn chicken, a little marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, this pop-able appetizer couldn’t be easier!

chicken parmesan bites appetizer, with a toothpick and cheese pulling

Easy Appetizer Ideas

I personally think you can never have a shortage of easy appetizer recipes. Not only are appetizers great for, well, appetizers 😉 but they also make an amazing lunch or snack for the little tummy’s in your life! Chicken Parmesan Bites are no exception to the Easy Appetizer rule.. this may be the easiest!

If you have an air fryer, these little bites can become even easier, if that is even possible. I also love how we can take this one recipe and idea and adapt it into many other appetizers! Substitute bbq sauce, honey mustard, sweet and sour or wing sauce for the marinara sauce and you have a completely different dish!

chicken parm bites in a baking dish

How to make Chicken Parmesan Bites

To make theses Chicken Parm Bites, the first thing you’ll need to do is purchase your favorite brand of popcorn chicken. You can honestly make these as small and pop-able as you’d like. If you want to use larger chicken strips, be my guest!

Once you have picked out what chicken you’d like to use, we need to cook it until they are nice and crispy. As I mentioned earlier, I like to use my air fryer for this, the consistently have a great crispy texture that is hard to achieve in the oven.

chicken nuggets, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese ready to be baked

Once the chicken is baked, hot and crispy, arrange in a serving dish. Spoon a small amount of your favorite marinara sauce onto the chicken and then top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Now toss it in the oven and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melty, bubbly and delicious. Pull out of the oven and serve immediately with toothpicks.

chicken parm bites, being eaten

Can I make this Appetizer a meal?

YES! I absolutely love doing this. I will add a bit more marinara sauce and then scoop and serve over pasta instead of eating with a toothpick. This is always a hit with my kids as a meal.

easy chicken parmesan appetizerOther Chicken Bite Appetizer Ideas to try

As mentioned above, using this same baking method but substituting sauce is a great way to switch things up. Below is a list of variations to try.

  • BBQ sauce with parmesan cheese
  • Honey Mustard and Swiss cheese
  • Sweet and Sour sauce
  • Franks Red Hot Sauce and brown sugar
  • BBQ sauce and honey
  • Salsa and cheddar cheese
chicken parmesan bites appetizer, with a toothpick and cheese pulling

Chicken Parmesan Bites

Chicken Parmesan Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for the big game! With popcorn chicken, a little marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, this pop-able appetizer couldn’t be easier!

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: appetizer

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 32 popcorn chicken pieces
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzerella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Bake the popcorn chicken according to package directions or using your favorite method.

  • arrage baked popcorn chicken in a baking dish.

  • Spoon a small amount of marinara sauce over each peice of chicken.

  • Top with the shredded mozzerella cheese.

  • Broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.

  • Serve immediatly with toothpicks.

Looking for more Appetizer Ideas? Try These!

Chicken Parmesan Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for the big game! With popcorn chicken, a little marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, this pop-able appetizer couldn't be easier!

Chicken Parmesan Bites are a delicious appetizer perfect for the big game! With popcorn chicken, a little marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, this pop-able appetizer couldn’t be easier!

Meal Plan Monday #200 – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Meal Plan Monday #200 - Southern Plate


Meal Plan Monday is celebrating it’s 200th edition today and we’re so excited to celebrate with you and some outstanding recipes! In this edition of Meal Plan Monday, you’ll find Easy Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Jerk Chicken Rice Bowls, No-Bake Strawberry Yum Yum, White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with ham and peas PLUS some surprise celebration desserts from MPM hosts! 

 

We’re posting Meal Plan Monday #200 today! Can you believe it? 200 editions of Meal Plan Monday filled with tons of mouth watering, fantastic recipes from bloggers all over the world! 

We’ve fallen in love with so many new recipes from Meal Plan Monday and we know that a lot of y’all have too! Thank you so much for visiting Meal Plan Monday and a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderfully talented bloggers that link up their recipes each and every week! 

We love y’all! 

So stick around, link up your favorite recipes, share some celebration worthy treats, browse through the recipes below that bloggers are linking up and let’s find some new favorites to add to our recipes books! 

So, let’s get this celebration started with this week’s featured recipes…

This week’s Meal Plan Monday Features…

Easy Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya from The Fresk Cooky

 

jerk chicken rice bowl

Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl from Quiche my Grits

 

Slice of No-Bake Strawberry Yum Yum Image

No-Bake Strawberry Yum Yum from The Kitchen is my Playground

 

This week’s Meal Plan Monday Host Feature…

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Peas - Once you've tasted this homemade version of mac and cheese you’ll wonder why you’ve waited so long to make macaroni and cheese from scratch. This White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Peas is great all year but it's perfect during the holidays for using up leftover holiday ham!

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Peas from BigBearsWife

Meal Plan Monday Celebration Extras! 

Since we’re celebrating the 200th edition of Meal Plan Monday, I thought it would also be great to highlight a few sweet celebration worthy recipes from our amazing Meal Plan Monday hosts! 

  1. Southern Plate – Jyl’s Italian Cream Cake
  2. Southern Bite – Strawberry Upside Down Cake
  3. Big Bear’s Wife – Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes
  4.  Julia’s Simply Southern – Amazing Coconut Pecan Chess Pie
  5. Mrs Happy Homemaker– Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake


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