Disney’s Baked Ravioli – Frozen ravioli smothered with a homemade meat sauce. Recipe from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival – the sauce is amazing! Tastes better than any restaurant! Can make ahead and freeze for later.
We originally had this dish at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this past Fall. It was one of the most popular dishes at the festival. They actually sold out while we were in line, and we had to wait about 10 minutes for more. It was definitely worth the wait. It was SO good. I couldn’t wait to make this at home!
This was incredibly delicious. The sauce is the star of this dish (and all that yummy baked cheese on top). The sauce is easy to make. The hardest part is waiting on it to simmer for an hour!
I only made one small change to the original recipe. I used a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of dicing two tomatoes on my own. I will definitely be making this again and again. The sauce is my new “go-to” sauce. You can assemble ahead of time and bake later or even freeze it. Make this for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. They will thank you!
Yield: serves 6 to 8
Disney’s Baked Ravioli
prep time: 1 hour and 15 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 45 mins
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ lb Italian sausage, casings removed
½ lb ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, minced
2 large tomatoes, diced small (I used a 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained)
15-oz can tomato sauce
4 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp dried garlic
Coarse salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups red wine or beef stock
1 lb store-bought frozen ravioli, defrosted in refrigerator (I used cheese)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat olive oil in large skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and ground beef, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until meat starts to brown. Add garlic and onion, stirring occasionally, until meat is cooked through. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer.
Stir in basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red wine or beef stock. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375ºF. In bottom on 9×13-inch pan, pour 2 cups of sauce. Cover with layer of ravioli. Pour remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheeses.
Bake 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.