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Baked Ravioli with Pepperoni

Baked Ravioli with Pepperoni and Pink sauce #pasta #entree #recipe #dinner If you've been around The Porch much, you know that we really like our pasta dishes! Today, I have another easy, yet flavorful, pasta recipe to share with you. The hubby and I went to Louisville some years ago, and, at a local eatery there, we tried an Italian dish that was served in a "pink" sauce. We'd never heard of this sauce, so we had to try it...and it was excellent. Since then we've developed several variations on this family favorite. This recipe is the quickest, and possibly easiest, pink sauce we know.

Marinara sauce - homemade or your preferred jar brand (about 3 cups or 1 jar)
Alfredo sauce - homemade or your preferred jar brand (about 3 cups or 1 jar)
2 T. minced garlic, if desired  
1 T. basil pesto
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (if you use the jar Alfredo sauce, otherwise omit)
Frozen ravioli - any kind you like - meat, cheese, spinach, etc
Pepperoni slices - 1 pkg
Mozzarella cheese - 4 cups (two bags), shredded
Baked Ravioli with Pepperoni and Pink sauce #pasta #entree #recipe #dinner
Layering process for baked Ravioli

Directions: In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, mix the marinara and Alfredo sauce, pesto Parmesan and garlic to create a pink sauce. Put a layer of sauce in the bottom of a 
9 x13 casserole dish (to keep the ravioli from sticking.) Empty the first package of ravioli into a medium bowl and pour half of the sauce over the ravioli and stir, coating the pasta.

Pour the coated ravioli into the casserole dish and spread evenly. Cover the ravioli with a layer of cheese - we used an entire bag (about 2 cups) - but we love cheese (and it was on sale!). The next layer is pepperoni; again make it an even layer. 

Now repeat the process with the second bag of ravioli. If you have sauce remaining, pour it over this layer of ravioli. Now add the cheese and pepperoni layers again. Cover the casserole with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove the foil; bake an additional 5-10 minutes until the top is golden brown. 
adapted from Richly Blessed
Baked Ravioli with Pepperoni and Pink sauce #pasta #entree #recipe #dinner
Baked Ravioli with Pepperoni

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