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Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

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I’ll be the first to admit that we eat more ravioli as a family than most.  It’s quick, it’s easy and everybody likes it….so that’s a win in my book.  We always seem to have a bag of frozen ravioli in the freezer and we ALWAYS have a surplus of cheese on hand.  Our recipe for Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake isn’t actually baked but it’s got the cheesy goodness that makes it taste like you baked it and it makes dinner that much easier!

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

We have made ravioli from scratch before (yes…we have several times :)).  While fresh made ravioli is amazingly delicious, it is TIME-CONSUMING!   Our recipe for the Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake is made using FROZEN ravioli.  You can cook homemade or fresh made from the grocery store in the Ninja Foodi but we have found that the frozen ravioli keep their shape and stay together much better.  

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake


Tips for making Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake:


1. Buy frozen ravioli instead of using fresh for this recipe.  If you use fresh, the ravioli is at risk of getting very mushy and falling apart. 

2. Switch it up and use whatever kind of ravioli your family prefers.  I used cheese since our picky eaters don’t like the other varieties.  But, there are endless options that would be so great.  Sausage, spinach or mushroom filled sound like they would be amazing!!!

3. Do not add too much broth to this recipe.  If you add too much, you will end up with ravioli soup.  We LOVE ravioli soup, but that’s a different recipe.  🙂   With most recipes, if you add too much liquid, you can saute at the very end and cook off the extra liquid.  You can’t really do that with this recipe because the extra stirring will break up the raviolis. 

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

4.  Brown your ground beef ahead of time and stick it in the freezer.  You can brown big batches of ground beef and freeze it ziplock bags already portioned out.  If you use previously cooked ground beef for this recipe, there will be no need to drain off the extra fat.  🙂  

5. You can modify the last steps of this recipe to create more of a “baked” look and taste by adding the 2nd half of the cheese to the top of the ravioli (still in the pot) and broiling with the crisping lid on high for 3-5 minutes.  This will create a browned, cheesy topping. 

6.  Cooking times will vary for this recipe based on the ravioli that you choose.  Follow this step to determine cooking time:  Look at the package of ravioli and see what the recommended cook time is.  In this case, my package said to cook 3-5 minutes.  Take the lowest number and divide by 2.  (3/2=1.5).  Take that number and subtract 2 minutes.  1.5-2=0.  I pressure cooked my ravioli for 0 minutes.  Yes…0 minutes.  The ravioli actually cooks fully during the pre-heat time.  🙂  If you are making larger ravioli, your pressure cook time will be between 1 and 3 minutes.  When in doubt, pressure cook for 1 minute. 

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

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Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

Ingredients for making Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake:


  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef- the leaner the better-90/10
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 24 Ounces Pasta Sauce- I usually use Barilla but you can use your favorite brand or homemade. 
  • 16 Ounces Frozen Ravioli- I used small cheese ravioli but you can use any flavor that you would like. 
  • 16 Ounces Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

Directions for making Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake:


1Turn Ninja Foodi on “sauté” function, on high.


2Once the Ninja Foodi is hot, add the ground beef.  Saute on high until ground beef is cooked all the way through and evenly browned.  Be sure to break the meat up into small pieces while cooking it.  I used a meat chopper similar to this one to do so.  


3If you are using a higher fat content ground beef, you will need to drain the extra fat off of the ground beef after cooking.  Do so by either using a ladle to remove the fat or by carefully pulling the cooking pot out of the Ninja Foodi and pouring the fat off.  It’s easiest to just use a lower fat content ground beef so that you can skip this step. 


4Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic and stir until well combined.


5Add 1 cup of beef broth, 24 ounces of pasta sauce and stir until well combined. 


6Pour in the frozen ravioli- do not stir.  If you stir after adding the pasta the pasta tends to stick to the bottom of the pot which is why I ALWAYS add the pasta last.  This way the pasta stays on the top of the pot and has less likelihood of sticking to the bottom and burning.


7Close pressure cooker lid and pressure cook on high.  Cooking times will vary for this recipe based on the ravioli that you choose.  Follow this step to determine cooking time:  Look at the package of ravioli and see what the recommended cook time is.  In this case, my package said to cook 3-5 minutes.  Take the lowest number and divide by 2.  (3/2=1.5).  Take that number and subtract 2 minutes.  1.5-2=0.  I pressure cooked my ravioli for 0 minutes.  Yes…0 minutes.  The ravioli actually cooks fully during the pre-heat time.  🙂  If you are making larger ravioli, your pressure cook time will be between 1 and 3 minutes.  When in doubt, pressure cook for 1 minute.


8Once the timer beeps, quick-release pressure right away.  Open pressure cooker lid.


9 Add in half of the shredded mozzarella and stir.  Be careful when stirring, you don’t want to break open the raviolis. 


10  Serve in a bowl and top each bowl with the remaining mozzarella cheese. 


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Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake
Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

Ninja Foodi Ravioli Bake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Pressure Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 702kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (Lean Ground Beef- the leaner the better-90/10)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 24 ounces Pasta Sauce (I usually use Barilla but you can use your favorite brand or homemade. )
  • 16 ounces Ravioli (Frozen Ravioli- I used small cheese ravioli but you can use any flavor that you would like.)
  • 16 ounces Mozzarella Cheese (Shredded)

Instructions

  • Turn Ninja Foodi on “sauté” function, on high.
  • Once the Ninja Foodi is hot, add the ground beef.  Saute on high until ground beef is cooked all the way through and evenly browned.  Be sure to break the meat up into small pieces while cooking it.  I used a meat chopper similar to this one to do so.  
  • If you are using a higher fat content ground beef, you will need to drain the extra fat off of the ground beef after cooking.  Do so by either using a ladle to remove the fat or by carefully pulling the cooking pot out of the Ninja Foodi and pouring the fat off.  It’s easiest to just use a lower fat content ground beef so that you can skip this step. 
  • Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and garlic and stir until well combined.
  • Add 1 cup of beef broth, 24 ounces of pasta sauce and stir until well combined. 
  • Pour in the frozen ravioli- do not stir.  If you stir after adding the pasta the pasta tends to stick to the bottom of the pot which is why I ALWAYS add the pasta last.  This way the pasta stays on the top of the pot and has less likelihood of sticking to the bottom and burning.
  • Close pressure cooker lid and pressure cook on high.  Cooking times will vary for this recipe based on the ravioli that you choose.  Follow this step to determine cooking time:  Look at the package of ravioli and see what the recommended cook time is.  In this case, my package said to cook 3-5 minutes.  Take the lowest number and divide by 2.  (3/2=1.5).  Take that number and subtract 2 minutes.  1.5-2=0.  I pressure cooked my ravioli for 0 minutes.  Yes…0 minutes.  The ravioli actually cooks fully during the pre-heat time.  🙂  If you are making larger ravioli, your pressure cook time will be between 1 and 3 minutes.  When in doubt, pressure cook for 1 minute.
  • Once the timer beeps, quick-release pressure right away.  Open pressure cooker lid.
  • Add in half of the shredded mozzarella and stir.  Be careful when stirring, you don’t want to break open the raviolis. 
  • Serve in a bowl and top each bowl with the remaining mozzarella cheese. 

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1736mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1027IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 11mg
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