Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake

There are so many wonderful fresh pastas widely available now

Grab one that appeals to you, add a prepared sauce,

a fresh vegetable, and perhaps cooked bacon or other flavorful protein,

and dinner is ready

I used fresh asparagus, alfredo sauce and bacon

with Trader Joe’s asparagus ravioli

Cook the pasta according to package directions,

but drain it when just al dente,

because it will cook further during the final bake

Choose a prepared pasta sauce

These are all some of my favorites…

I did not drown my ingredients in sauce,

Using a scant amount will keep things moist, yet not too heavy

Using a cooking oil sprayed baking dish,

start building your ravioli bake with a thin layer of sauce,

then a layer of cooked ravioli,

next top with vegetable and protein of choice and repeat

Don’t forget a little shaved Parmesan!

You can control the amount of meat, cheese and sauce

With only a scant amount sauce and bacon,

this version had plenty of flavor but wasn’t heavy or calorie laden

Simple and delicious

Prepare it early in the day and then bake later

Serve with a salad and enjoy

And leftovers {covered} reheat beautifully πŸ˜‹

Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz package fresh ravioli {I used asparagus, but use any ravioli you like}
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Alfredo sauce or more to taste*
  • 4 slices crispy bacon broken into pieces
  • 16-20 asparagus spears cooked crisp tender, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • shaved Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook ravioli according to package directions, removing when they are just al dente, to drain, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Spray a baking dish {sized to fit the amount of ravioli you’re using} with cooking oil spray. Drizzle a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of dish. Top with half of ravioli, and half of asparagus and bacon. Drizzle with a little sauce, a sprinkle of Parmesan and then repeat, ending with a drizzle of Alfredo and Parmesan on top. Can be refrigerated at this point for baking later.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with a crisp green salad

Notes

*this is a rich dish, I just used a scant amount of sauce
Keyword asparagus, do ahead, easy dinner, pasta bake, ravioli, ravioli and asparagus Alfredo

Create your own combo for an easy and delicious dinner!

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Comments
40 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake”
  1. Jenna, how I wish Trader Joe’s was closer to me. Ravioli is a favorite and I believe the hubby would ever like asparagus in this delicious dish! Thanks for sharing β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ

  2. This sounds amazing, Jenna! I don’t have a Trader Joe near me, but surely I come up with something really close to this dish!

    I’d like to share this on my blog in a couple of days, if you don’t mind.

    • Of course Robin, I would be flattered! As for the ravioli, you can use really any type you want, I think any choice would be great…Trader Joe’s didn’t have the asparagus kind last time I went, I’m hoping they will restock before Spring is over. I think mushroom would be yummy with this combo too, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Talk about simple and delicious looking! This looks like something you would spend $15 for at a restaurant. I love the addition of asparagus to the dish – makes it perfect for spring!

  4. YUM! I love anything with asparagus! AWESOME recipe! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. This looks brilliant and delish. I need to stock up at our next visit to the kids when we always go to TJs. The good asparagus is coming now — this is perfect!

  6. Nanchi.blog says:

    I love Ravioli and the photos are making me drool. Lovely recipe. Thank you for sharing!😊

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Boy, does this look good. We don’t have a Trader Joe’s near us, but I will check out Kroger’s or our Aldi’s for these ready made pasta packages. Looks really tasty, especially with the bacon and asparagus-yum! πŸ˜‹ Thanks Jenna.

    • Thanks Cyndi, you can find yummy fresh pastas everywhere these days, even Target has a good selection and the combinations and possibilities are endless…such a great way to put together an easy and tasty dinner!

  8. pattyanneart says:

    Looks so delicious!! Yum!

  9. Rita C. says:

    You have such great and easy ideas!! Pinned!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Yes! To all or any of your combos. Looks delicious and I think easy too……..

  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I adore asparagus, and it looks so delicious in this recipe! You always share the best recipes! Happy Tuesday!!!

  12. Nancy says:

    I would love a Trader Joe’s close by. But I’m sure I could come up with something. Hugs! Or should I say… Elbow Bumps!

  13. I love how easy this is. You are using some of my favorite ingredients. A delicious looking dish. When I cook asparagus, my dogs line up to eat some too. πŸ˜ƒ

  14. lghiggins says:

    This looks delicious on any day, but with the Corona Virus scare it might make a good alternative to going out to eat, so good but so easy.

  15. Jill Kuhn says:

    This looks sooo yummy, Jenna! I like that you added asparagus and bacon! πŸ‘ I making an easy soup tonite that uses the refrigerated cheese tortellini, a can of white beans and tomatoes. I add spinach to the chicken broth base. It is dinner in a bowl! ❀️

  16. Miz Helen says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,475 your post looks great. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Kitty says:

    This sounds so easy and delish, Jenna! Thank you for sharing another great recipe with us.

  18. Wow – easy to cook and looks delish. AND I already have all the ingredients. Putting this on my dinner list for this week. Thanks! (and Congrats of feature on Life with Linda)

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