Cheesy Baked Ravioli

Easy Cheesy Baked Ravioli – a quick, simple and delicious dinner recipe that the whole family loves! It’s so cheesy and so tasty!

This recipe is up there at the top of our Easy Pasta Recipes. Not only is it super kid friendly, but it only takes 30 minutes and 4 ingredients which mean’s it’s mom friendly too. 😉

Baked ravioli in a casserole dish

A recipe for busy people (yes, you)

I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t NOT a busy time of year. If it’s not school and sports, it’s summer vacations, and if it’s not summer, its the holidays, and if it’s not that, it’s the hustle and bustle of everyday life!! Am I the only one?!

Because life is just so busy, I NEED quick recipes on hand for when I don’t have the time or energy to make a meal. And I’m not talking quick as in 3 minute ramen noodles… I’m talking quick, but still substantial and satisfying. That’s where this Cheesy Ravioli Bake comes in.

My family loves pasta (and cheese, of course), so I knew that they would love this recipe. It only took minutes to put together, but it turned out delicious!! Even the hubby and I couldn’t resist grabbing seconds.

Only 4 ingredients!

It looks and tastes like some kind of fancy casserole/pasta bake, but I’ll let you in on a secret… There are literally 4 ingredients inside this thing.

  • Refrigerated ravioli
  • Pasta sauce (whatever kind you love)
  • Basil
  • Mozzarella Cheese

Just cook the ravioli, mix it in with the sauce and basil, throw it in a casserole dish, top with cheese and bake for 12 minutes. No joke! You can be a dinner hero in less than 20 minutes.

Ravioli casserole in a baking dish

Variations and Storing Tips

Ravioli. I used beef ravioli for this recipe, but you can just as easily use cheese ravioli or veggie filled ravioli.

Pasta sauce. There are so many delicious pre-made sauces that you can purchase at the grocery store. If you want to make your own sauce you can use sauce found in our Spaghetti recipe.

Add-Ins. You can easily add veggies like spinach and chopped peppers to change up the flavors. You can also spice it up by adding red chili flakes.

Storage: Baked Ravioli can last in the fridge for 3-5 days. This means you can assemble it a day or two in advance, bake it, and store any leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 more days.

This dish also makes a great freezer meal. In fact, you could even make two or three at a time, freezing them in disposable casserole tins, and spare yourself a few minutes down the road! 

  1. You will want to undercook the pasta just a bit to keep it from getting mushy when thawed.
  2. Add the pasta to the sauce. Allow it to cool and sprinkle on the cheese
  3. Cover the pan with plastic wrap then again with aluminum foil. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.
  4. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake according to directions until hot and bubbly.
A spoonful of baked ravioli casserole

If you are like me and love having easy, quick dinner recipes on hand, I suggest giving this one a go. It’s delicious and with your favorite pasta sauce, ravioli and plenty of cheesy, you really can’t go wrong!

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Baked Ravioli Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Easy Cheesy Baked Ravioli – a quick, simple and delicious dinner recipe that the whole family loves! It's so cheesy and so tasty!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 342 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 20 oz cheese-filled ravioli refrigerated
  • 26 oz pasta sauce (your favorite)
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cook ravioli as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • In medium/large pot, mix pasta sauce and basil and cook on medium heat until heated through (about 4-6 minutes). Add cooked ravioli and mix well.
  • Pour into 9×13 pan. Top with cheese and bake for 12 minutes. ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. If I wanted to split this into smaller portions to freeze, do I bake it first then freeze or what do you recommend?

    1. I haven’t tried that, but I would think to not bake it first. I would put it in the foil pans ready to bake, then it’s ready to cook. Hope that helps! I’d love to know what you think!

  2. 5 stars
    I love the Ravioli Bake idea!! To make it a little more substantial, I think I would add ground turkey to the sauce. Sounds yummy! I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This has totally become one of my favorite Pinterest finds. It’s so cheap and effortless, I do make my own pasta sauce from scratch, and serve it with garlic chibatta bread. It’s such a satisfying and comforting meal.

  4. I love the touch of lemon to this recipe. It would give it that sweet tangy taste. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. I’m not quite comfortable in the kitchen. This looks like a good one to try for me! Yum!.. when I looked for the ravioli I saw many different kinds. Any reason you couldn’t choose a beef ravioli over the cheese alone? Thanks 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I used Italian sausage tortellini instead of ravioli and a tomato and basil pasta sauce This will definitely be a go-to meal in the future. Thanks so much!!

  7. 5 stars
    Couldn’t get easier. My teens can throw this together on their own while hubby and I are out on date night.