Crock Pot Ravioli
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 (26 ounce) jars four cheese pasta sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 (25 ounce) packages frozen beef ravioli
Spray crock pot with Pam. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat, add onion and garlic and cook for 4 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Place 1 cup of sauce in crock pot. Add 1 package of the ravioli, top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli and 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining sauce over the top. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
So, now that you've read their recipe, let me just say that I didn't hardly follow it all! :)))))) First of all, I don't know what I was thinking when I shopped for this recipe because I didn't have the four cheese pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, or the tomato sauce. What I did have was some alfredo sauce and spaghetti sauce. We also like the cheese ravioli much better than the beef kind so I added ground beef to my sauce. My ingredients list looked more like this:
2 lbs. ground beef (cooked with onion and seasoning, drained)
1 jar alfredo sauce
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 small can mushrooms, drained
1 can tomatoes, undrained
3 cups shredded mozzarella (more than their recipe calls for)
2 packages cheese ravioli
After I cooked and drained the ground beef, I added all the other ingredients except cheese and ravioli (the mushrooms aren't in this picture because I forgot them and added them later). Ground beef, spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, peppers, tomatoes...
I spread a few spoonfuls of the sauce on the bottom of the crock pot then added one bag of ravioli. Then I spread a thick layer of sauce...
Then a layer of mozzarella. Repeat the layers. The next time I make this, I'm using my larger crock pot. This one was too full. After it started cooking, I thought "Why didn't you just lift the bag out and put it in your larger crock pot you idiot?!!!" DUH! Oh well. I'll remember next time. It still worked. I used a lot more cheese than the original recipe calls for because the other thing we like as much as meat around here is cheese!!!!!
I cooked it on high for about 4 hours then turned it to low. If I was going to be gone all day, I'd probably cook it on low the whole time. It looked a little soupy so I took the lid off for it to cook for the last hour or so. There's probably some weird health reason you shouldn't do that, but we all survived just fine.
I actually didn't get to eat this recipe straight from the crock pot because I went out to dinner with my BFFs. I can tell you that the leftovers are terrific though! My family said it was really good the first time around, too. If you're not cooking for a crowd, or at least for a couple of hungry teenagers, then you might want to just cut the recipe in half because it makes a huge amount of ravioli.