Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ravioli Bake & Enter to Win!

Easy, Cheesy, Ravioli Bake!

Iím betting youíve noticed I love to cook. More than that, I really enjoy making recipes my entire family can eat and enjoy. Iíve never been the mom who cooks two separate meals-one for the adults and one for the kids!

Finding recipes everyone can love is sometimes a challenge. One of my goals here is to share recipes my family truly enjoys-and recipes that are simple as well!


I have a new, SUPER EASY recipe for you. This honestly takes about 5 minutes to mix up, and then you bake it for 25 minutes. Serve it with a side of broccoli or some fruit, and you have a well rounded, easy, and FAST meal!

I took something I grew up loving to create my Easy, Cheese Ravioli bake.

As a kid, I loved Chef Boyardee, and I bet you did too! We still love the Chef Boyardee brand, and one of my favorite things about their products is that they are preservative free.

But have you ever thought of using Chef Boyardee as an ingredient in a fast, delicious meal? Thatís what Iíve done today!

The Recipe: Easy, Cheese Ravioli Bake IMG_3360-ing

2 cans of Chef Boyardee Cheese Ravioli in Meat Sauce

1 cup (divided) of shredded Monterey jack cheese

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

4 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine Chef Boyardee Cheese Ravioli with 3/4 cup shredded Monterey jack, ricotta cheese, basil and pepper.

Mix well.

Pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.

Top with 1/4 cup shredded Monterey jack.

Top that with bread crumbs.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly, and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!


*Note - this recipe freezes well. Just combine ingredients, and pour into greased baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and tin foil. Write baking instructions on tin foil.

Itís also an easy dish to take to friends that have a new baby!

This is such a great recipe to make with your kids. And Chef Boyardee has so many other great recipes that you and your kids can enjoy making together too!

Visit their Facebook page for more great ideas.

How would you like to win free groceries for a YEAR?! Create your very own unique recipe featuring Chef Boyardee and enter Chef Boyardeeís Make It Boyardeelicious Recipe Contest from December 29, 2011 through March 11, 2012 for your chance to win free groceries for a year as well as one of ten $500 weekly cash prizes. Then visit Chef Boyardeeís Facebook page from March 26, 2012 through April 8, 2012 to vote for your favorite recipes from the ìMake It Boyardeelicious Recipe Contest.î Each day, one voter will be selected to win a $100 cash prize.

Be sure to visit the Chef Boyardee Roundup page on BlogHer.com to check out other bloggersí recipes!

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