How to Cook Frozen Ravioli Recipe

cooking frozen ravioli
Prep. time:
30 min
4 dishes

Let’s dive into a comforting journey of flavors with this delightful recipe for cooking frozen ravioli. Perfect for those busy weeknights when you crave something hearty and delicious, this dish comes together in no time. With a mix of creamy textures, savory fillings, and aromatic herbs, this recipe will surely become a favorite. The total time needed to prepare and cook this dish is approximately 30 minutes.

Ingredients for How to Prepare Frozen Ravioli

  • · 500g frozen ravioli
  • · 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • · 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • · 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • · 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • · 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • · Salt and pepper to taste
  • · Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • · Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

How to Cook Frozen Ravioli - The Steps:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the frozen ravioli to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions, usually about 4-5 minutes or until they float to the surface.
  3. While the ravioli is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Pour in the canned diced tomatoes and stir in dried basil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Let the sauce simmer for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. Once the ravioli is cooked, drain them and add them directly to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Gently toss to coat the ravioli evenly.
  8. Serve the cooked ravioli hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Nutritional Advantages:

This recipe offers a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and essential nutrients. Ravioli provides carbohydrates for energy, while the tomato-based sauce offers vitamins and antioxidants. Adding Parmesan cheese enhances the calcium content of the dish.

Possible Addons or Upgrades:

For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding cooked Italian sausage or sautéed mushrooms to the tomato sauce. You can also top the dish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a touch of sweetness.


Can I use fresh ravioli instead of frozen?

  1. Absolutely! Fresh ravioli works just as well in this recipe. Simply adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.

Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

  1. Yes, you can prepare the sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just reheat it gently on the stove before tossing with freshly cooked ravioli.
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