Spinach Artichoke Ravioli Bake

Baked ravioli is a next-level casserole for anyone who loves cheese and carbs. We’ve all seen cheese-stuffed pasta, and pasta baked in cheese, but this is cheese-stuffed pasta that’s been baked into a cheesy spinach-and-artichoke casserole. It’s galaxy-brain stuff. Ravioli in a pasta bake of sorts, smothered in rich, creamy sauce and layered with a spinach and artichoke pesto mix.
  
Spinach Artichoke Ravioli Bake

Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 50 mins


Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 c. milk (preferably whole)
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 (14-oz.) can artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 2 c. frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 lb. frozen cheese ravioli
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley






Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Whisk the flour into the butter and garlic and cook until the mixture is bubbling and golden, 1 minute more. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly. Bring mixture to a simmer then stir in cream cheese, 2/3 cup mozzarella, and Parmesan. Let simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Fold in artichoke hearts and spinach, then add lemon juice and red pepper flakes, if using, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

Spread a thin layer of your prepared sauce onto the bottom of a 9"-x-13" baking dish. Lay ravioli in a single layer in the bottom of the baking dish, then top with half the prepared sauce. Repeat with remaining ravioli and remaining sauce. Top with remaining cheese and bake 30 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and ravioli are tender.

If you'd like the top to be golden, broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.






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