Creamy spinach baked ravioli made with shop-bought ravioli is an easy, delicious vegetarian dinner recipe perfect for busy weeknights.
This creamy spinach baked ravioli is the kind of recipe you shouldn’t want to love, but you do. And you love it kind of a lot. Because not only is it so insanely easy to throw together, it’s also lick-your-plate-clean delicious. Using shop-bought ravioli makes this dish a breeze and so perfect for busy weeknights. Layered with creamy spinach sauce and grated cheese then baked until golden and bubbling. Are you drooling yet?
How to make baked ravioli
- Creamy spinach sauce: Sauté an onion until soft and translucent then add chopped spinach and crushed garlic. You could use frozen spinach too. Thaw the spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible before adding to the pan. Cook until the spinach has wilted then add cream and cornstarch mixed with milk to thicken. Season with salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice and add grated Parmesan cheese.
- Assemble the baked ravioli: Layer the creamy spinach sauce with shop-bought ravioli (cheese ravioli works perfectly here). There’s no need to pre-cook the ravioli, they will cook in the sauce in the oven. If using frozen ravioli, allow longer baking time. Top with grated mozzarella/cheddar then bake in a hot oven until golden brown on top and bubbling.
How long to bake ravioli
Shop-bought fresh ravioli requires approximately 10-15 minutes of baking in a hot oven. If you’re using frozen ravioli, extend the baking time with 10-15 minutes to ensure the ravioli is cooked through.
What to serve with spinach baked ravioli
Baked pasta recipes:
- Cheese and tomato baked ravioli
- Classic baked mac and cheese
- Creamy mushroom pasta bake
- Easy cheese and tomato pasta bake
- Bolognese pasta bake
Creamy spinach baked ravioli
For the creamy spinach sauce
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 200 g (7oz) baby spinach roughly chopped
- 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- juice of ½ lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
For the baked ravioli
- 500 g (1 pound) cheese ravioli
- 1 cup grated cheese
- Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF.
- Sauté the onion in a splash of olive oil until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted.
- Mix the milk and cornflour together. Pour the cream and milk mixture into the pan and allow to simmer gently until the sauce has thickened.
- Add the Parmesan and lemon juice then season to taste.
- Layer the creamy spinach sauce with the ravioli and cheese. Place in the oven and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown and the ravioli is heated through.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes then serve.
Loved this, thanks so much for sharing your recipe.. It brought a lot smiles at my table today.. I will be making it again.
Love love love this recipe, made it a few times and it’s a family favourite!
Quick question, can I use full cream only as opposed to cream?
You could but the sauce won’t be as creamy.
This is delicious, easy and a perfect week night meal……full of flavor.
Glad to hear that!
What is the grated cheese on top? Or is it parmesan? Looking to make this tonight! Thank you!
I used mozzarella but you can absolutely use Parmesan.
Made this recipe today . My family loves It ! making this recipe again. It’s delicious !
Did you use frozen Ravioli? If you were to use frozen, would the cook time stay the same?
No I used fresh from a supermarket. I would add 10 minutes to the cooking time if using frozen.
Hi! I’m just a little bit confused. Is the calories listed for one serving or is that the calories for the whole thing. I’m guessing it’s for one serving but I just want to make sure.
Per serving. 🙂
It looks like you added an herb after baking. Did you sprinkle fresh basil on top?
No, that’s just flat leaf parsley.
I’m using dry tortellini. Should I boil them first?
Yes, give them a quick parboil before combining with the sauce.
cannot wait to try this easy dish
I just made CREAMY SPINACH BAKED RAVIOLI and my daughter went back for seconds! Thank you. I was just wondering if the nutritional information is based on one serving. I’m trying to behave myself and I just want to see if I can make room for a piece. Lol
That’s wonderful to hear, thanks Jill! The nutritional information is one serving, yes. 🙂
This was DELISH! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely make again.
You don’t have to pre cook the ravioli?
You could if you wanted, but I found they cooked perfectly in the sauce while baking.
Absolutely delicious, and very easy to make. I used ravioli filled with ricotta and sundried tomatoes, and the flavours were so good together. Thanks for a really good recipe!
So glad you liked it Vivian. Love the sound of the ricotta and sundried tomato ravioli!
Made this for my kids and their friends for dinner last night. All the kids had seconds and the one hates spinach! Huge success.
High praise! 🙂 So happy they loved it.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Now this is my kind of comfort food! So rich and creamy! Can’t wait to try this one Alida!
It is a weeknight dinner dream. 🙂