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Ravioli Alfredo Bake with Spinach and Bacon

Cheesy ravioli alfredo bake with spinach and bacon is rich, creamy and the perfect pasta lover's meal for busy nights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 10 ounce packages Giovanna Rana [url:1]4 Cheese Ravioli[/url]
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoos minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk or heavy cream (fat free half and half is my favorite for this recipe)
  • 1 cup shaved or shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper)
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • grated parmesan cheese, for topping
  • fresh basil or thyme, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a medium casserole dish.
  • In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic until fragrant. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir. Gradually whisk milk into the pan until completely combined and mixture is smooth.
  • Stir 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper into the sauce and stir until cheese is melted and combined with sauce. Stir in spinach and bacon and continue to stir until spinach is softened.
  • Toss the ravioli in the sauce, then pour past and sauce into your prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining 1/3 cup parmesan cheese. (I added additional bacon for garnish, this is completely optional!)
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes until sauce is bubbly and pasta is hot throughout. Switch oven to broil. Cook, uncovered, another 5 minutes until cheese on top begins to brown slightly.
  • Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the top and garnish with fresh basil or thyme. Serve hot.

Notes

* This recipe also works really well with [url:2]Giovanni Rana Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli[/url] and [url:3]Giovanni Rana Alfredo[/url] sauce. I made my own alfredo sauce for this recipe, but if you’re a little tighter on time – their Alfredo sauce is a delicious store bought alternative