Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ravioli? Holy Cannoli!

Oh, how I miss Chris Farley. :(


Pretty much, any cheese or pasta dish is a huge hit in this house. Not so much with Kyle if veggies are involved, or minced garlic. He doesn't like the texture of it. Lame.

I'm constantly trying to find ways to make different pasta dishes aside from spaghetti and fettuccine alfredo because, let's be honest, these can only go so far before you're so beyond sick of it that walking down the pasta aisle at the store makes you nauseous. Food that's easy and kid friendly is also a plus.

There's honestly no way to really get a glamorous photo of this. No way. I tried. But you know what? If you make it, it speaks for yourself. Gabe actually finished it ALL, without much on the floor or table. That's saying a lot.

Kid Loved Baked Ravioli

1 lb. frozen cheese ravioli
1 lb. ground beef
1 can spaghetti sauce (26 oz if you aren't using stuff from a can)
shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Spray a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray. Or grease it to your liking.

Brown and drain the ground beef. Throw it back in the pan and add the spaghetti sauce. Let it simmer on a low heat. Add seasonings to this if you so desire.

While that's simmering, boil the ravioli to the specifications on the packaging.

Drain the ravioli and pour it into the greased baking pan.
Top it with the meat mixture.

Sprinkle on a little (or a lot like we did) of the mozzarella cheese.

Cover it with tinfoil and bake it for 20 minutes.

Then just remove the tinfoil...

...and dig in.

Simple. Easy. Kid approved beyond what you could imagine. Delicious.

Kyle's insistent that I make it again. I fear that this will suffer the same outcome as the burritos, where we have gone for almost 2 months without me making them. Kyle's requesting them again, but I'm not there yet. I can definitely do without burritos for another month.

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