Cheesy Beef Ravioli

Cheesy Beef Ravioli – EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it’s pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it’s perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you’ll want on repeat!!

Cheesy Beef Ravioli - EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it's pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it's perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you'll want on repeat!!

What’s In The Cheesy Beef Ravioli?

This is comfort food at its finest and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s a perfect meal for busy weeknights, especially when it’s chilly out. Nothing will warm you up better than pasta smothered in cheese and loaded with seasoned ground beef.

The recipe makes a big hearty batch which is perfect for leftovers the next day or as planned freezer meals. Cook once, eat twice, always is nice. The easy recipe includes:

  • Cheese ravioli (or your favorite ravioli)
  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Crushed tomatoes 
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Basil

Cheesy Beef Ravioli - EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it's pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it's perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you'll want on repeat!!

How To Make The Cheesy Beef Ravioli

Boil the ravioli according to the package directions. The nice thing about ravioli is that it cooks very quickly, usually in 5 minutes or less. Drain and set aside. Other than boiling the ravioli in a separate pot, everything else is made in one pot, which is so nice when it comes to doing dishes later.

To a large, deep-sided, ovenproof skillet, add the onion, ground beef, and brown them before seasoning with garlic and Italian seasoning.

Add a big can of crushed tomatoes along with the cooked ravioli and stir everything together. You’ll realize the importance of a large, deep skillet when you’re stirring together an onion, a pound of ground beef, 20 ounces of ravioli, and a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes. That’s a lot of volume.

Cheesy Beef Ravioli - EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it's pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it's perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you'll want on repeat!!

Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan before broiling for a few minutes. The mozzarella gets gooey and melty while the Parmesan gets lightly crisped under the broiler. The recipe is good on its own, but with two kinds of cheese, it’s irresistible. 

A sprinkling of fresh basil before serving adds a lovely pop of fresh flavor and basil is the perfect complement to Italian food.

Cheesy Beef Ravioli - EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it's pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it's perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you'll want on repeat!!

Cheesy Beef Ravioli

Cheesy Beef Ravioli

Cheesy Beef Ravioli - EASY, ready in 30 minutes, and it's pure cheesy COMFORT FOOD in every bite!! Makes a big batch and it's perfect for meal prep and planned freezer meals! A guaranteed family FAVORITE you'll want on repeat!!

 

Yield: 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces fresh refrigerated ravioli (I used 4-cheese; use your favorite)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 80%)
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced or pressed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Italian seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • one 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, optional for garnishing

Instructions

  1. To a large pot, cook ravioli according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat broiler to high.
  3. To a large, high-sided, ovenproof skillet, add the olive oil, onion, and saute over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, or just until onion begins to soften.
  4. Add the ground beef, crush and crumble with a spatula as it cooks, and stir beef and onions frequently as they cook to ensure even cooking.
  5. After beef has completely cooked, add the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, stir to combine, and cook for about 1 minute, or until garlic is fragrant.
  6. Add the crushed tomatoes, add the cooked ravioli, and stir to combine.
  7. Evenly sprinkle with the mozzarella, then the Parmesan, and place skillet under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is as browned as desired, making sure to check very frequently for doneness. Because all broilers vary dramatically in their intensity, start checking after 3 minutes and do not leave your food unattended because you don't want it to burn; noting that it could possibly take longer than 5 minutes, just keep an eye on it. Remove the skillet from under the broiler when the cheese is as melted and golden as desired.
  8. Optionally garnish with basil and serve immediately. Recipe will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 910mg Carbohydrates: 26g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 30g

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11 comments on “Cheesy Beef Ravioli”

  1. In the ravioli recipe it says 20 ounces have no idea whats that equivalent too is it half a bag /

  2. This looks perfect. I’m getting tired of “Christmas food” and would love a homey meal of ravioli. Maybe later this week!

    • I am so glad you said that. I strategized forever want to post today because it’s one of the highest traffic days on my website all year. And I wondered if it was a mistake having non-Christmas food. But you know what by the 23rd, everyone has already seen all the Christmas food that they plan to make this season, that was my theory at least!

      It’s the perfect home email that I know you will enjoy. Wintertime comfort food.

  3. While looking through my emails this morning, I was also contemplating what to make for supper when I saw your email for the cheesy beef ravioli. I made this and WOW was it delicious!! I will confess I used spaghetti sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes . This will definitely be added to my regular dinner rotations

    Rating: 5
    • I am so glad you loved this and that it’ll be added to your regular dinner rotations! And thank you for making it so soon after I posted it! Nothing wrong with a little spaghetti sauce either :)

  4. yum, just what I’ve been craving for my day off of my diet, thank you!

  5. Hi – I made this last night and put it into a 13×9 to keep in the fridge until dinner tonight. But, my question is, what is the best way to reheat it? Thanks!

    • I would say let it come up to room temp for at least an hour and then put it in a low oven, like 200F, until it’s reheated to your liking.

      Or put a piece on everyone’s plate (needs to be microwave-safe), cover the plates individually with plasticwrap, and microwave individually for 1 minute or so.

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