Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hearty Cheese Ravioli Casserole

Greetings from the frozen tundra!! It is supposed to be -55 windchills tomorrow morning. Yes read that right...55 below zero windchills here in my neck of the woods. In celebration {haha} of the extremely cold temps I decided to make a warm, cheesy, hearty supper.

1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 package (25 ounces) cheese raviolo
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a small skillet, cook sausage and beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a casserole dish. Stir in the marinara sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Prepare the ravioli according to package directions; stir into meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is browning and bubbly.

Now......who want's a bowl?

I am many of you are watching your weight or dieting? Awhile back I used to do a Weight Watchers Wednesday. On Wednesday I would post a healthy dish and list the Weight Watchers Points too. You don't have to actually be on Weight Watcher to enjoy these meals. I am using the words Weight in someone who is watching their weight...not the actual diet!! Is there anybody out there that would like me to bring Weight Watcher Wednesday back to my blog?? I would love to know....and I may start doing it again.

Stay warm everyone....I know I intend to!



Blogger Julie Harward said...

That looks wonderful, my kind of a meal on a cold night! Your idea sounds like a good one, with all the goodies I love to bake, that might be good! LOL

January 19, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger The Wife said...

HOLY MOLY -55 degrees!!! You couldn't get me out of my warm bed in those temps!

The dish looks sooooo good. Italian is my favorite. I could eat my weight in pasta. Maybe I need a WW recipe!

January 19, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Patty Sumner said...

That looks yummy and satisfying! Blessings and keep those wonderful recipes coming.

January 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! 55 below! Wow! That's frigid! And yum, yum does that ravioli casserole look good!

January 19, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

-55? I get a little cranky when it's just 55! Which has happened a lot recently, lol.

January 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger adsgram said...

If I am going to try that recipe, and I think I may, I would really appreciate a WW recipe or two once in awhile. It surely can't hurt to be 'good' every now and again!

Thanks for the offer...


January 19, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

That looks so delicious! I'm not a big mushroom fan so I think I'll leave them out but I am so going to make this!

Thanks for inspiring dinner tonight!

January 20, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I would say that you are for sure in a frozen tundra. I thought our -25 was cold.
I would like to see a ww wednesday again.
I will have to try this recipe for sure.
Stay warm.

January 20, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

We love ravioli - this looks great!

I enjoyed your weight watcher recipes!

January 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Kindra-At Home With K said...

I'll have to look into your weight watcher recipes! We started The Biggest Loser at work. LOL

January 21, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Rambling Girl said...

Brrrr...that is to cold for me!

Oh my goodness this looks so yummy! I am printing this off and making this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Stay warm!

January 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hello! I'm so glad you found me, the recipe looks so good I'm certainly going to try it. I'm going to add you to my bloglist, I always thought you had the best recipes to try, WW would be great too!
Again thanks so much for visiting!


January 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I always like Weight Watchers Wed...

Sweet mother, -55?


January 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Sweet Blessings said...

That looks like a perfect dinner for cold weather! Sending you warm thoughts and hope the cold temps. disappear soon! Sweet blessings!

January 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Sweet Blessings said...

That looks like a perfect dinner for cold weather! Sending you warm thoughts and hope the cold temps. disappear soon! Sweet blessings!

January 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Twisted Fencepost said...

ME!!! I want a bowl!
That looks delicious!! Right up my alley. I would add some garlic bread too. are starving me! LOL

January 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

And I thought it was cold here. Omg! Stay warm!
I would love to have a BIG bowl of this, going to give it a try. As with all your recipes, I know it'll be a keeper. I would also love to have your Wednesday's postings back.

Stay warm!

January 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger gowestferalwoman said...

hmmm, I dont want to watch my weight... but healthy recipes are always good! ;)

January 23, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger LiBBy said...

O unholy decadence !!!! That looks fabulous! I just discovered your blog and am lovin' it. Where do you live that the temp is -55? Beautiful farm and photos.

LiBBy BuTTons

January 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM  

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