Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Easy-Cheesy Baked Ravioli & Cheater Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread


Yep.
You read the title correctly.
Easy-Cheesy Baked Ravioli & Cheater Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread 
Trust me - This combo is both super-delicious and easy!
It's such a low-maintenance dish that it doesn't seem fair that it tastes so good (But, IT IS!)

It's so easy, I feel like it's not really "cooking." 
Anybody can make this. 
Really. 
If you can turn on an oven and assemble food, You can make this.

I found the Easy-Cheesy Baked Ravioli via Pinterest (naturally). 
The original recipe post for Baked Ravioli can be found at Tasty Kitchen
Ingredients:
  • 1 bag (25 Oz. Bag) Frozen Ravioli
  • 1 jar (26 Oz. Jar) Marinara Sauce
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese, For Sprinkling
Directions:
1) Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom and sides of a 9×13 rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
2) Spread 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce in baking dish. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, starting with ravioli, using all of the Pasta sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
3) Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in the center. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.



I've renamed mine to be Easy-Cheesy Baled Ravioli simply because I like to be different I use the frozen Cheese ravioli (cheese ravioli the only type of frozen ravioli we ever purchase), but you could certainly make this dish with beef ravioli if you choose.

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Now, for the Cheater Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread. 
Do not judge, I promise hot dug buns make awesome garlic bread. Hot dog buns are soft just like a Fazoli's breadstick; The bread is so soft and chewy - the perfect vessel for all that butter and garlic.



Plus, Cheater Hot Dog Bun Garlic Bread takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish to make. Yeah, seriously.

Ingredients:
4 Hot Dog Buns, split in half
4 Tbs melted butter
2 1/2 tsp of minced garlic

Directions:
1) Preheat your oven's broiler, or a toaster oven.

2) Separate the bun halves, combine the melted butter and minced garlic. On the cut side of each bun, brush the buns (ha) with the butter and garlic mix. 

3) Broil or toast until golden brown, about 4 minutes.




Once you try these, just remember, "I told ya so." *wink*

So simple it's unreal. 
YUM!

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