Ravioli with Homemade Tomato Sauce


Ravioli with Homemade Tomato Sauce
Ravioli with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ravioli with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Assemble this casserole early in the day–no precooking required. Cover and refrigerate, then microwave just before serving. Voila! Dinner is served!

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cups seeded peeled tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons prepared fat-free Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 package (9 ounces) uncooked refrigerated reduced-fat cheese ravioli
2 cups shredded washed spinach leaves
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. To prepare tomato sauce, process garlic in food processor until coarsely chopped. Add basil; process until coarsely chopped. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salad dressing, vinegar and pepper; process, using on/off pulsing action, until tomatoes are chopped.
  2. Spray 9-inch square microwavable dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in dish. Layer half of ravioli and spinach over tomato sauce. Repeat layers with 1 cup tomato sauce and remaining ravioli and spinach. Top with remaining 1 cup tomato sauce. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 8 hours.
  3. Vent plastic wrap. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 20 minutes or until pasta is tender and hot. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or just until cheese melts. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of total recipe
Sodium 401 mg
Protein 13 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Saturated Fat 3 g
Total Fat 6 g
Calories from Fat 26 %
Calories 206

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1
Vegetable 2
Starch 1
Fat 1/2

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