Sunday Supper, Sausage Ravioli Alfredo with Bacon, Asparagus & Butternut Squash

Last Sunday I was in charge of dinner

Big E had a Lacrosse game out of town

and HHjr wouldn’t get home until 7

I had grocery shopped the day before,

thinking I’d make a sheet pan chicken dinner

with butternut squash and asparagus,

and had also picked up Italian sausage ravioli

and a jar of Alfredo sauce for a “just in case dinner”

HHjr had been eating chicken all weekend,

Chick Fil-A, Zaxby’s, fast food on the go

in between baseball and lacrosse games

so I decided to make something with the ravioli instead

A layer of Alfredo went into the bottom of a greased casserole dish,

You can roast the squash with the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet

and cook asparagus in the microwave for 2 minutes

I love the Giovanni Rana brand ravioli,

it cooks in 4 minutes and they don’t skimp on the fillings

Place cooked and drained ravioli on top of sauce

and add asparagus

roasted butternut squash

shaved Parmesan

Tear bacon into one inch pieces and add to dish

Add a little more sauce* and toss it all around

*you can use a lot or just a little depending on your preference,

and you can also thin it with water, chicken broth, milk or cream

if you prefer a thinner sauce

Top sauce with a little more cheese

The casserole can be covered at this point

and refrigerated for baking later

I am all about getting dinner ready early in the day!

When ready to cook, bake it at 350 degrees covered for 30 minutes

then uncover and continue baking for 15-25 more minutes

or until hot and bubbling

Serve it up!

We had ours with a leftover piece of

Cheesy Herb Mushroom Bread

Sausage Ravioli Alfredo with Bacon, Asparagus, & Butternut Squash

This is an easy casserole, loaded with vegetables and great flavor. You can roast the squash with the bacon on a sheet pan in the oven while you prepare the pasta and asparagus, then it all gets tossed with Alfredo sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. You can even make it ahead of time and refrigerate for baking later.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg 10 oz. Giovanni Rana Italian Sausage Ravioli
  • 1 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce I used Roasted Garlic Alfredo
  • 3 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 16 asparagus spears
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Toss butternut squash cubes with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay bacon slices close together on one half and place squash on the other half in an even layer
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and squash is soft and cooked through. Remove to paper towels to drain. Tear bacon into 1 inch pieces
  • While bacon and squash are cooking, cook pasta according to package directions and drain
  • Snap tough ends off asparagus, rinse and wrap in a kitchen towel. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Immediately unwrap and spread out spears on a cutting board to prevent further cooking. Cut spears into 1 inch pieces
  • Put half of sauce in a sprayed or greased casserole dish. Add ravioli, asparagus, half of cheese, squash, and bacon. Toss around a little to combine and distribute ingredients evenly. Cover with remaining sauce and cheese. Dish can be covered and refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired.
  • Pull dish out of refrigerator and let warm up a little before baking. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 15-25 minutes until ravioli is hot and bubbling.
  • Leftovers reheat beautifully in a covered dish at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes
Keyword Baked Ravioli, Do ahead dinner, Italian Ravioli Casserole, pasta and vegetable casserole, Ravioli Alfredo

This is pretty much a go to type of dish for me,

and I have made many versions~

It is very similar to a recipe I made last Fall

Sausage Ravioli with Butternut Squash and Spinach Cream

which is made with cream instead of jarred Alfredo

Here are some other favorites:

Magical Pasta Meal is also very similar, just different pasta and vegetables

Spinach Ravioli Alfredo with Chicken and Asparagus

Vegetable Ravioli with Italian Sausage and Basil Cream

Delicious any night of the week!

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Comments
35 Responses to “Sunday Supper, Sausage Ravioli Alfredo with Bacon, Asparagus & Butternut Squash”
  1. That looks like a perfectly healthy and delicious meal for the weekend!

  2. You had me at shaved Perm and bacon!!!

  3. Some lovely flavors mingling here Jenna!

  4. What an interesting dish . Sounds delicious.

  5. lulu says:

    Ravioli is good to have on hand as it lends itself to so many tasty dishes. I am a big fan of Costco’s choices.

  6. Kari says:

    Looks so good Jenna…I am adding it to my list of easy casseroles. I do love ravioli but rarely make it.
    hugs my friend
    Kari

  7. Nancy says:

    Oh that looks comforting. Many flavors that all compliment each other. I need to find the sausage variety. Yum!

  8. Velva says:

    This looks like a great weekday meal. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. That is comfort food in a casserole! The flavors sound so fabulous and I love ravioli. The extra bonus is it is a one dish dinner!

    Looks like the rain and cold temperatures return. Stay safe!

  10. lghiggins says:

    That looks delicious! Have a great week!

  11. Oh my gosh Jenna, I am starving looking at this dish! YUM! I am going to pin this! You share the best stuff girl. Happy Week to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Kim says:

    Looks and sounds delicious Jenna and the Classico brand Alfredo sauce is the sauce I always use. Yum! Pinned for sure! Happy Monday down there!

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    This dish looks delicious Jenna. Always good to have a “plan” just in case. I’m sure it tasted delicious to HHjr after being on the road. I’m sure all those flavors just melted together for this yummy dish……..Hope you are all cozy and warm with this pop of cold air we are experiencing, again! Take care……..XOXO

  14. Mary says:

    This looks so good Jenna! We like Giovanni Rana brand ravioli too. I know HHjr must appreciate your help with dinner for the boys. ♥

  15. helenfern says:

    What a wonderful blend of flavors!! Wow! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope your week has been amazing!

  16. That looks unbelievably delish!

  17. Comfort food is so satisfying. You never run out of ideas. My kind of dish. Happy weekend.

  18. Charlotte Hall says:

    Made this last night with a few changes – it was one of the best meals we’ve ever made! Used roasted Brussel Sprouts & bacon as that’s what I had on hand. Homemade alfredo sauce was fantastic! Oh, this was good!! Thank you, for your creativity & for sharing with us.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I often use bacon and Brussels sprouts in pasta dishes, such a great combo! Thanks so much for the feedback, I’m so glad it was a hit!

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