Million Dollar Ravioli 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!! 

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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.

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.

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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.

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Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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:

Instructions:

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

Notes:

Can make the casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
If baking straight from the refrigerator, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.

Steph

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  1. I had made this for my family and a friend. It was a hit! I want to make it for my cousin who has been in the hospital. I would like to make in 2 square pans instead of a 9×13. One will be destined for the freezer and the other ready to go for them. Will the baking time be the same? Should I bake the one for the freezer or just cover with foil and write the instructions on it? Any tips to pass on?

    Thanks so much!

    1. I always freeze it unbaked. I don’t see why it needs to be baked and then rebaked after freezing. Thaw the casserole in the fridge overnight and bake as directed.

  2. YOOO! We looooved this! I didn’t have a lot of cream cheese so I can’t wait to make it again. The hot pepper flakes in the sauce added some nice heat. This was ABSOLUTELY DOPE! I have 2 big sons and hubs and they were over the moon about it so I had to comment. Thank you for this, I’m super happy I found it!!

  3. Made this tonight for the first time and it was delicious! I’m gluten free, so I used Cappellos gluten free spinach & cheese ravioli! SO good, my husband loved it! I’ll definitely make it again!

  4. Yummy! I layered a bag of baby spinach over the ravioli and poured the sausage/sauce over it. I wanted to add some veggies and it turned out fantastic! Thank you!

  5. Delish! Made this for the first time last night. Adults and kids LOVED it!
    Thank you Plain Chicken – I use so many recipes from you!

      1. Made this tonight and served with fresh baked rolls… perfect comfort food for a windy chilly evening!!! Had to cut the recipe in half as is just my better half and I but will DOUBLE it the next pot luck we attend!!!! Delicious!

  6. I used ground italian style turkey instead of Italian sausage. Used low fat cream cheese. I blended the low fat cottage cheese because my family is not a fan of chunks of cottage cheese. Newman’s Own Marina sauce. it was awesome. Better than lasagna. Will make again and again!

  7. Made this tonight. First of all it was so easy to make and the recipe was easy to follow. I have to say this was amazingly good. Definitely making this again. The recipe is already in my draw to keep. I didn’t substitute anything. When making it my son said with the cottage cheese and sour cream seemed weird. But when he ate it, he said it was so good and to keep this recipe. I do have a question though. Could this be made in a crockpot? I have a lasagna I do in the crockpot and your recipe is reminds me of that but better. If you can, how long would you cook it? Thank you in advance.

  8. Hi! Stupid question time….how far ahead have you assembled it before cooking? Today is Tuesday, and will be baking on Saturday? Too long? Thanks in advance and love ALL your recipes.

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