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How to make canned Ravioli taste better

Updated on March 29, 2015

How to spruce up canned Ravioli

You probably won't believe that you can make canned Ravioli almost taste like home made. I said "almost" because homemade is always better. But, When you just don't have the time for all the preparations or have ran out of ideas what to cook for dinner.

Then try this! I'm sure you and your family will enjoy it. They won't believe you when you tell them "it's canned ravioli"!

The next time you don't know what to cook and/or don't feel like cooking make this fast ravioli meal.

What you will need

* 1 large and 1 small can meat ravioli

* 1 pound ground beef

* 1/2 chopped onion

* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

* 1/2 to 1 inch thick chunk ( melted) Velveeta cheese

* 1 can or jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

* Optional topping : Parmesan, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. What ever you like!


Preheat oven 350 degrees while you are putting everything together

In a skillet sauté onions, garlic and ground beef till meat is brown.

* Drain grease

* Pour meat mixture in a casserole dish

* open canned ravioli and spaghetti sauce,pour it over the meat mixture

* add Velveeta cheese and mix everything gently together.

* Cover with silver foil and Put in the oven for about 20-30 minutes

Ready to eat and out of the Oven

After you have taken it out of the oven, unwrap the silver foil and sprinkle your favorite cheese over it.

Let the heat from the raviolis melt the cheese or you can take the foil off and sprinkle cheese while it is still in the oven 5-10 minutes before taking out.


The end result on the plate

Serve with Crusty Garlic Bread

So now what used to be a bland can of Ravioli, has evolved into a Fabulous meal!

This one is served on paper plates because I didn't feel like washing dishes. This meal was so easy to fix the only dishes I had to clean up was the pan and spoon that were used to sauté the ground beef and onions in.

Oh, and the forks. Could have used plastic ones but didn't have any.

How lazy can a person get? Life is good!

Add a simple Salad on the side

Your simple canned ravioli meal is now an Extravagant Meal!

We have added, Crusty garlic bread and a side salad.

We all know how easy a salad is to make. Since now a days you can buy lettuce already cut up with all the fixings in a bag!


Canned ravioli and salad from a bag. Times sure have changed since my time.

Bon Appetite

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For Quick reference I have added a couple of good sites.I enjoy them and hope you do to.

Thank you for coming by

Copyright 2011 Ramona Britman - All Rights Reserved

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Have you ever made canned Ravioli like this before?

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    • LittleLindaPinda profile image

      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      No I haven't. These tips would make it better. Thank you for the tips.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No. I hate canned Ravioli but my kids love it. Maybe this will help.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Gosh it has been years since I had Ravioli, and yes, I ate it out of the can.

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      I haven't tried a can of ravioli in a long time -- used to eat it more in my twenties. But, good idea to spruce it up with some taste. I could see them using this on Chopped!

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      SquidooPower 3 years ago

      No but I love this idea.

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I never have but this looks worth trying.

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