Brace yourself people...this is the easiest, heartiest, most crowd pleasing meal I think I've ever blogged. I know...you're totally intrigued, right? Your mind will be blown by its simplicity and it's deliciousness. I stumbled onto this recipe while flipping through a Gooseberry Patch cookbook (of course!) and made it for some friends one night. It was a huge hit, so I decided to make it for some friends who had just had a baby boy...they called me after they ate it and loved it...and then I made it for some other friends who had twin girls and received the same comments. So...when you see how easy it is, you will totally be making it too. Simple and delicious...my two favorite adjectives.
3 (10 ounce) packages of sausage ravioli
1 box frozen chopped broccoli
1 (16 ounce ) jar Alfredo sauce
1 cup milk
1 cup Panko (or breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Layer in a 9x13 baking dish, ravioli, broccoli, Alfredo sauce and milk. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together in a small bowl your Panko (or breadcrumbs), Parmesan and Italian seasoning. After the 30 minutes is up, remove the foil and spread your breadcrumb mixture over the top. Pop the casserole back in the oven uncovered and bake another 15 minutes or until slightly brown and bubbly.
That's it! You just layer everything on top of each other and bake it. No chopping, boiling, cooking or whatnot. Keep your broccoli frozen when you layer it...that makes things even simpler. You don't have to use sausage ravioli...it's just what we like at our house. Whatever tortellini or ravioli you see at your grocery store that sounds good to you, use. (They have 3 cheese blends, chicken, spinach...whatever you like!) This is the perfect meal to make in a snap...and it tastes really good too. Dinner tonight is a winner!