i should be mopping the floor: Slow Cooker Ravioli

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Slow Cooker Ravioli


Yesterday, I had two slow cookers going in my kitchen simultaneously. The slow cooker is by far, my hardest working appliance...can't live without it. In one of the cookers was this yummy, easy recipe for ravioli which uses frozen ravioli to simplify things even further.


You'll Need:
-- 3 lbs. frozen ravioli (cheese or spinach varieties)
-- 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
-- 1 14.5 oz. can tomato sauce
-- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
-- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
-- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (fresh is better, but Kraft was what I had on hand)
-- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
-- 1 tbsp. dried basil leaves
-- 1 cup mozzarella cheese



Coat the bottom of the slow cooker with the olive oil
(about two turns around the stoneware)

Do you have one of these? They are awesome for peeling garlic super fast. After you peel & dice up your garlic, throw it in the pot with the olive oil.


Throw all of the tomatoes and tomato sauce in the pot and stir well.


I realized during this recipe that I have become my mother when it comes to cooking. It has always driven me crazy when I call and ask about a recipe and she gives me the "oh, you know, a little of this, a little of that" when it comes to measurements. I realized that I do that, too. I inevitably will use my palm instead of dragging out measuring spoons...looks about right to me.
Toss in your "handfuls" of oregano and basil. Add a little salt and pepper to your liking as well.


Toss in the ravioli (still frozen) and give it a few good stirs to make sure its well coated. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours (watch closely towards the end...nothing worse than burnt ravioli). You won't need any additional water or anything to cook the frozen ravioli. Everything comes out great. During the last ten minutes of cooking, add the mozzarella shreds and give it a stir to melt the cheese.


Goes great with a big salad! Mangia!












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20 comments:

  1. I just had ravioli the other day, the old-fashioned way. Can't wait to try this.

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  2. This post is really making me hungry! I will have to add this recipe to my list. I need to find one of those garlic peelers. Gah, what a pain that process is, but I do love fresh garlic. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love your recipe! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it?
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=23692
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl---

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  4. This sounds really good!! If I didn't have chicken chili in my crock pot right now, I would be putting this in there! =) Will have to try this next, thanks for the recipe!
    http://thelatestfind.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  6. Um this looks so good and easy. I love ravioli! I found you from the Drab to Fab Linky party.
    I would love to have you link up to my Recipe Roundup- my favorite recipe from each week gets one month free advertising on my sidebar!
    http://morebangforyourbucks.blogspot.com/2012/02/prayer-request-and-recipe-round-up-3.html

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  7. Thanks for linking to totally tutorials tuesday, I was happy to feature you today!!
    http://measuredbytheheart.com/2012/02/fun-feature-friday-23.html
    Have an awesome weekend!!
    P.S. Love your blog design!!

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  8. Now you are making me hungry.... I wish I could reach into my computer and grab some.. Yum!!!

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  9. Yum Yum! Love the slow cooker! Smiles, Jill

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  10. yummy- I'm pin to pin this and try it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is perfect to feed my crowd-- and I'm a slow cooker junkie. ;-) Pinning this one-- thanks for sharing! Visiting from Weekend Wrap Up.

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your yummy ravioli recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party! It is one of this week's List Makers!! Feel free to stop by and grab a feature button! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  13. Looks so delicious.Thanks for sharing this recipe...
    Midweek Fiesta

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  14. Kristi,

    Thank you so much for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17!

    Even as the party continues to grow, I’m glad I still have the opportunity to visit all the amazing projects and soak up the inspiration that is shared each week!

    Hope you’ll join the fun this week too– the party is in full swing!

    Best, Jenn

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  15. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a huge slow cooker fan. ;-)

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  16. ok YUM iam giving up my "to die for crock pot roast" this sunday for these : )

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  17. Awesome recipe! I just added this to my "to do" list. Thanks. :)

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  18. I'm with you - my crock pot is the workhorse of my kitchen! :)

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