Autumn is upon us!! There is something about the cooler temperatures that always makes me craving comfort food. More specifically, casseroles. There is just something about enjoying a heartwarming casserole, bowl of chili or soup on a chilly evening.
Casseroles are always my go-to. I love the versatility of them. Casserole ingredients are easy to tweak. Making it easy to create casseroles with a variety of elements and flavours. No one casserole ever has to be alike. At least in my house they never are. I always tend to work off the ingredients I have on-hand in my pantry and fridge. Generally, you will find by following that rhythm you will always have the ingredients on hand to create even the most basic casserole.
A casserole my children often love to help me make is a Pizza Ravioli Casserole. It's a dish that brings together all of their favourites... Pizza and Pasta! What more could one ask for?
If you're looking for a new casserole to add to your weeknight dinner roster, you're looking at the perfect one! A one-dish casserole that involves minimal clean-up, and tastes so good that you will forget this "pizza" isn't the real thing.
2 x 250g package Cheese and Spinach Ravioli
1 small sweet onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
645ml bottle of pasta sauce
1 2/3 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
1 package (380g) shredded Italiano Cheese or Pizza Mozzarella (you can use less cheese if you want... we used the whole package... we're cheese lovers!)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, combine the salad dressing, brother, pasta sauce, minced garlic and onion.
In a 9x13 casserole dish, layer the bottom of the pan with the ravioli. Pour the pasta sauce mixture over the pasta. You can gently stir or toss the pasta within the sauce to coat evenly, if need be. *Don't worry about needing to cook the ravioli beforehand, it will cook while the casserole is baking.
Top the pasta with the cheese and line the pepperoni on top of the cheese.
Transfer the casserole dish to oven and bake 30 minutes.