Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole with cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! 

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

This Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole is a new favorite in our house! Meat sauce, ravioli, and tons of cheese. YUM! We ate this for lunch and dinner the same day. We just couldn't get enough of it!!! You can make this pasta casserole ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. I like to make this and split it between two pans. Bake one now and freeze one for later.

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

As I said, we LOVED this Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole! It is loaded with tons of amazing flavor. We served this with a salad and some garlic bread. If you need a good garlic bread recipe, check out our version of Carbone's Garlic Bread. I love it!!

Favorite Store-Bought Spaghetti Sauces

What is a good store-bought spaghetti sauce?


I used a jar of Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic Marinara (green label) in this casserole. I also like Rao's or La Famiglia DelGrosso jarred sauces. All three of these jarred sauces taste great! I used Italian sausage for the meat sauce.

If you don't like sausage, you can swap it out for ground beef or ground turkey. You might want to add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the beef or turkey to give it more flavor. Totally up to you.

One last thing about the ingredients, I used a bag of frozen cheese ravioli. There is no need to thaw the ravioli first. It will cook in the casserole.

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

One more thing, this casserole uses cottage cheese. I already know the emails and comments that are coming from all you cottage cheese haters! Here is my take on cottage cheese: I like cottage cheese in pasta casseroles. I NEVER ever eat it straight out of the container - yuck! BUT it is heavenly in casseroles. If you haven't tried it, I really encourage you to branch out and try it. If you aren't ready to trust the word of a tried and true picky eater, you can try and substitute ricotta for the cottage cheese. If you don't use cottage cheese or ricotta, I have lots of other casseroles on the blog. Check them out! https://www.plainchicken.com/search/label/casserole

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

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Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal




casserole, pasta, ravioli, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, italian sausage, meat sauce, freezer meal
Entree, Casserole
Italian
Yield: serves 8

Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole

prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins
Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole - seriously delicious! Meat sauce, frozen ravioli, and 4 cheeses! The BEST pasta casserole EVER!!! Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. Frozen cheese ravioli, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread. Great for dinner parties and potlucks! Everyone loves this easy casserole! I never have any leftovers!! #casserole #pasta #freezermeal

ingredients:


  • 1  lb Italian sausage
  • 1 (28-oz) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 (25-oz) package frozen cheese ravioli
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x13x2-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet brown Italian sausage. Drain fat from skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, softened cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic powder. Add ravioli. Toss to coast.
  4. Spread ravioli in the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  5. Pour meat sauce over ravioli and top with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.





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21 comments

  1. Love how easy this is - i'll never fuss with lasagna noodles again!

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  2. Do you think you could make the night before, keep in fridge until next day & then bake?

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  3. Yes! We are looking at surgery, and this would be great to throw together when we are home recuperating. Thanks

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  4. Will make this with my grandson!

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  5. Do you think if I used ricotta instead of cottage cheese, it would still be one cup?

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  6. Hi, Made the Million dollar Ravioli with Udi’s frozen gluten free Ravioli and it still came out perfectly!! Thanks :)

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    1. Thanks so much for letting everyone know!! So glad it worked out

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  7. I’ve never used cottage cheese in casseroles before but I’m going to branch out and give it a try. Do you prefer small curd or large curd?

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  8. I am NOT a fan of cottage cheese (traumatic childhood experience) so I was skeptical. I made this recipe and used half the amount of cottage cheese that the recipe calls for and it was AMAZING! My husband and I both loved it!

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  9. Can you use fresh ravioli instead of frozen? If so, how would you adjust the cook time?

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  10. Hands down, this is the most delicious pasta casserole I've made. I followed the recipe exactly and divided it in half. I cooked one for dinner and froze the other. Both turned out just great! I'm making it again tonight and I'm going to try thawing the ravioli just a little bit beforehand as I found the frozen ones a bit difficult to work with. They kept sticking together and my hands were so cold after working with them. Hats off to Steph for a recipe that is now in my "favorites" file.

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  11. Okay just made this and it is flipping delicious!!

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  12. I used the Bob Evan’s Italian sausage - the rolled kind. What kind do you normally use? Thanks

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  13. What size pans do you use when you split it into two pans, and should I change the cooking time if split into two pans?

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  14. Stephanie! This casserole is DELICIOUS!!! I made it for our church's monthly potbless, and everyone raved about it! I was secretly glad that there was some left over so I could eat it the next day. :-)

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    1. YAY! SO glad everyone enjoyed it. This is one of my favorites. I'm jealous you had the leftovers. I need to make it again soon!

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  15. Made this today. Turned out really good..didn't have cottage cheese or sour cream and used fresh ravioli as that was what i had. Thank you

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  16. Made this over the weekend and it was amazing! Fed 8 people and had a little left over, served with salad and bread. I thinka standard 24oz jar of sauce is enough sauce, no need to open a second jar if that is what you have on hand. Super easy and super delicious. I made the casserole up and noon and refrigerated until dinner so when my guests arrive I only need to take the casserole out to pop it in the oven. Delicious.

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