Recipe of the Week: Easy Slow Cooker Recipes: Ravioli Casserole

Recipe of the Week

From the taste kitchen of Dr. Sarah Laginess and Family

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes: Ravioli Casserole


  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (24 ounce) package frozen cheese ravioli, uncooked (you do NOT need to thaw the ravioli before placing it in the slow cooker)*
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef (can substitute with ground turkey or chicken)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (6 ounce) package Horizon Organic Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: chopped fresh basil for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, sauté beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper and drain any fat from the skillet.
  2. Spray a large slow cooker with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of marinara into the bottom of the prepared pot.
  3. Top marinara with half of the ravioli, half of the cooked meat mixture, and half of the mozzarella. Add another layer of the remaining sauce, and top with the rest of the ravioli, the rest of the meat, and the rest of the mozzarella.
  4. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with basil before serving.


Garlic bread would make a great addition to this meal