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Oct 4, 2009

Ravioli Casserole

SERVINGS: 8
CATEGORY: Main Dish
METHOD: Baked
TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients:

1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups milk
1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
1/2 cup minced fresh basil
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2-1/2 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce


Directions:

Cook ravioli according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and nutmeg until smooth; gradually add milk and wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the basil, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Drain ravioli; toss with sauce mixture. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.