Total Recipe Time: 50 to 65 minutes

Makes 6 to 8 Servings





  1. 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (90% to 96% lean)

  2. 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  4. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  5. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  6. 1 jar (26 ounces) prepared pasta or marinara sauce

  7. 1-1/2 cups water

  8. 1 package (20 to 25 ounces) refrigerated or frozen cheese ravioli

  9. 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend



  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings and return beef to skillet.

  2. Stir in salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix well. Stir in pasta sauce and water; bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Layer ravioli, beef mixture and cheese, 1/2 at a time, in 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish; cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 400°F oven 15 minutes (20 minutes if using frozen ravioli). Uncover; continue baking 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and pasta is tender.

  4. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.









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