Garlic Butter Roasted Ravioli

Toasty pockets of cheese-filled pasta, brushed with garlic butter, sprinkled with parmesan and roasted until golden brown and crispy. A quick dunk in warm marinara and you're about to experience the best ravioli ever. Watch me make it HERE.

This meal is, BY FAR, one of Luke's favorite meals. He could eat this entire platter of golden brown pasta heaven. And I can understand why. Traditional ravioli is lovely, but it's simply pasta and cheese. It's the sauce that really makes it shine (in my humble opinion). In this case, the pasta is transformed into golden brown, crisp squares that are shimmering with garlic-butter and dusted with toasted parmesan. You'll never look at regular ravioli the same way again.
And it's so easy! You need just 5 ingredients and about 20 minutes!

A platter of roasted ravioli makes an amazing and festive dinner. And, since the little squares are fun to eat with your hands, consider adding them to your next party menu. Kids love it too!

Note: This recipe calls for 1 to 1 1/4 pounds of ravioli because I like the refrigerated variety and it's sold in a 20-ounce package. You can also use the shelf-stable ravioli that is typically sold in 16-ounce packages.

Garlic Butter Roasted Ravioli

1-1 1/4 pounds ravioli of choice (see note above)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 cups marinara sauce of choice (or my homemade marinara sauce; recipe below), warmed

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook the ravioli according to the package directions, stopping about 30 seconds before the suggested cooking time. Transfer the ravioli to a large piece of foil and spread out in a single layer.
In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, olive oil and garlic powder. Arrange the ravioli on/in the prepared pan, in a single layer as much as possible, and brush with the garlic butter. Sprinkle the top with the parmesan cheese.
Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until golden brown and toasted.
Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
Serves 4-6

Homemade Marinara sauce: 
2 cups tomato sauce (from a carton or can)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and set the pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.