Cheesy Ravioli and Italian Sausage Bake
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Hearty and family friendly, Ravioli and Italian Sausage Bake, goes together in about 20 minutes. Slide it in the oven and do whatever else you need to do until it’s ready for the table an hour later.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 25 ounce bag frozen cheese filled ravioli
  • 2½ cup shredded 5 cheese Italian blend
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In 10-inch skillet brown sausage, onion and garlic on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain excess fat. Stir in jar of marinara sauce.
  3. In ungreased 9x13 pan, spread about 1 and half cups of the sausage marinara mixture across the bottom. Arrange half of the ravioli across the top of the sausage mix. Sprinkle evenly with one cup of Italian cheese.
  4. Top the layers with the remainder of the ravioli, the rest of the sausage mixture and the remaining one and a half cups of cheese.
  5. Cover with foil bake 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. remove foil bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Make Ahead Freezer Meal
  1. Brown sausage, onion and garlic, as above, and mix in marinara sauce. Place in gallon zip bag and seal.
  2. Add sauce bag to second bag with cheese in orginal package and ravioli. Zip and label. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw overnight and prepare in 9x13 pan as above.
To freeze baked casserole
  1. Follow instructions above, cover baked casserole with foil, then double wrap with cling wrap. Freeze up to 3 months. To bake, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove plastic wrap, leave foil cover on. Bake 50 - 60 minutes at 350.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at