It's a new week and that means a new menu. We are having baked ravioli, BBQ chicken sandwiches, tacos, salmon and more! What's on your menu this week?
Baked ravioli - see recipe below
(13 oz Celantano frozen cheese ravioli on sale BOGO for $1.49 at Harris Teeter through 11/1. Sauce was free at HT with sale and coupons a couple months ago. Cheese was on sale at Kroger last week)
Sugar snap peas (Green giant boxed veggies on sale with coupon weeks ago)
Tacos with chicken and veggies
BBQ sandwiches with chicken cooked in the slow cooker (chicken was on sale for $1.77/lb at Lowes Foods recently)
Sweet potato fries
Sautéed veggies (depends on what’s on sale starting Wednesday)
Kahiki honey chicken (was BOGO last week at Lowes FOods with $1.50/2 coupon)
Stir fry veggies (green peppers, mushrooms, onions)
Breakfast for dinner – probably scrambled eggs, bagels, veggie bacon, fruit
This is a super simple, frugal and delicious dish our whole family loves! Serve with a veggie or salad and that’s all you need. Below is the basic recipe. Feel free to add favorite veggies or meats to enhance it even more. I often add sauteed green peppers, mushrooms and onions or fresh spinach. I usually use light cheese ravioli, but you could also use meat ravioli if you prefer. I have also made this without the cottage cheese and it is just as good. You can also add 1/2 a container of the Philadelphia cooking cream if you prefer a creamier sauce.
1 bag (approx 24 oz.) frozen light cheese ravioli (or 2 bags 13 oz.ravioli)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
12 oz light cottage cheese
6 oz. mozzarella cheese
2 oz. grated parmesan cheese
Italian spices and garlic to taste (I used about 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp Italian seasonings)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon 1/3 jar over bottom of 13 X 9 pan. Place frozen ravioli on bottom of pan evenly. If you have a couple extra ravioli once bottom is covered, place them on top of other ravioli. Spoon 1/3 sauce over the top of the ravioli. Mix the cottage cheese, ½ of the mozzarella cheese and spices in a medium bowl. Spoon the cottage cheese mixture on top of the sauce and ravioli and spread to cover most of ravioli. Pour the remaining sauce around the edges to cover the ravioli. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese over the top. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!