Heading to a ladies dinner/Bible Study, we are having Italian theme dinner tonight. I was ask politely if I would mind bringing some sort of Italian casserole, knowing someone else was making spaghetti and meatballs, I decided to make something with an Alfredo sauce! We love the Rana brand of pasta in the cold deli section! Decided on the Italian Sausage stuffed ravioli and layered it with sautéed fresh spinach, onions and mushrooms, the. Poured the Alfredo sauce over the top and sprinkled Italian 3 cheeses over the top. Using whipped cream to thin the Alfredo sauce makes it extra creamy! It is a wonderful dish for company and allows you to put it together in the afternoon then bake right before you serve it. Make a loaf of butter garlic bread and a salad and you have a great dinner
2 bags family size ravioli (sausage, or spinach or cheese filled, your choice)
1 package fresh spinach
1/2 medium size white or yellow onion chopped (or 1 cup)
1 8 oz package white mushrooms
2 jars of your favorite Alfredo sauce
Garlic herb seasoning
Red pepper flakes
1/ 2 teas thyme
1 8 oz Italian shredded cheese
Grease a 9×13” Pyrex dish with butter & set aside
In a skillet, add 2 tables butter and add the onion, mushrooms and spinach. Sprinkle some garlic powder or garlic herb seasoning on veggies. Stir and cook until spinach and mushrooms are tender and onion is clear. Set aside
In large boiling pot, bring (shoot i forgot to measure how much water but I filled pot a little more than half full) water to a boil and drop in the ravioli and cook for 4-5 min or follow directions on package! Drain when done. Spoon an little of the Alfredo sauce on bottom of casserole dish and thin with about 1/4 cup whipping cream. Sprinkle pepper and garlic herb seasoning over the sauce. Add ravioli and then the spinach onion mushroom mixture and spread it over the top of ravioli. Top with Alfredo sauce until mixture is covered with the sauce. Sprinkle the Italian cheese mixture on top. Bake in preheated 350 oven until mixture is bubbling and heated throughout. About 25-30 min! Remove from oven and let it sit while you are calling everyone to the table and pouring sweet tea in their glasses. They will love you forever!
And there you have it!! An Italian dish that is easy and scrumptious!