Cheesy Casserioli

July 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm 19 comments

Wow! My pots and pans have been lonely… I feel like I haven’t cooked in ages! Between our vacation, BIL’s wedding and random everyday life, we’ve been eating take out for the last few weeks. It was definitely time to get back in the kitchen!

T made up the name for this made-up-on-the-fly recipe. Casserole+ravioli = casserioli. Get it? Get it? HAHA! I love made up words!


(Recipe adapted from AmbersKitchen | photos from me!)

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs pre-packaged 4-cheese ravioli, cooked and drained
2 cups frozen broccoli florets, defrosted
1-1/2 cups pre-cooked chicken strips, diced
alfredo sauce (recipe after cut)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter

[NOTES: You could substitute scratch alfredo with 1 jar of pre-made too.]

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Coat the bottom of a 9×13 glass baking dish with a thin layer of alfredo sauce. In a medium bowl, mix the ravioli, broccoli, chicken, garlic, alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese until combined. (Be careful not to mix too hard that you tear the ravioli.)

Place mixture into baking dish and top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Cut the butter into small pieces and scatter on top of the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly. Set to broil for additional 5 minutes if you want it more toasty!

ENJOY! :)

Husband rating: A+
He’s a cheese man so this was a cheese-gasm for his tongue. I lost count after his 3rd plate. Also he’s a scratch alfredo sauce convert. Its better than jar. Trust me.

Wifey rating: A+
ditto hubs.

Alfredo Sauce
(Recipe from RecipeZaar | photos from me!)

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 garlic clove, minced
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (I used black pepper)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Add the garlic, cream, white pepper and bring mixture to a simmer. Stir often. Add the parmesan cheese and simmer sauce for 8-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened and is smooth.

When sauce has thickened add the mozzarella cheese and stir until smooth. STIR FREQUENTLY.

[NOTES: You could probably cut some of the garlic between the casserioli recipe and scratch alfredo sauce recipe but I love garlic so I used the total 4 cloves. ]

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nikki  |  July 11, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Um that’s not an original recipe … it’s the alfredo bake with ravs instead of noodles :P

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  • 2. CB  |  July 11, 2008 at 9:28 am

    NIKKI Why you gotta be like that? I was quite proud of my casserioli and you have to go and burst my bubble. Me no like you.

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  • 3. Nikki  |  July 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Sorry beechykins, it was nowhere near original. I didn’t even have to look at the Alfredo Bake recipe to know that’s what it was. I’m still very proud of your adaptation … it looks mighty tasty

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  • 4. Nikki  |  July 11, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Oh and I’m also bitter because you haven’t been around AT ALL today … well actually you clearly have because you replied you just didn’t say hi to me and that makes me saddddddddddd

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  • 5. Chris  |  July 11, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    This is a fabulous dish! I have to try this one…:)

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  • 6. Tara  |  July 13, 2008 at 4:45 am

    yum! this looks delicious!

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  • 7. CB  |  July 13, 2008 at 6:52 am

    CHRIS, if you try it let me know what you think!

    TARA, I have to admit… it was pretty darn tasty. haha

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  • 8. April  |  July 14, 2008 at 6:46 am

    this looks delish! I am putting this on my menu for this week!

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  • 9. CB  |  July 14, 2008 at 6:51 am

    APRIL, w00t! let me know what you think, k?

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  • 10. Ashley  |  July 16, 2008 at 4:48 am

    i think this is definitely one I will make for the hubby…I wonder if he will notice the tasty difference when I make homemade alfredo sauce…

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  • 11. CB  |  July 16, 2008 at 6:16 am

    ASHLEY, I didn’t think my hubs would notice but he totally does. Let me know what you think!

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  • 12. Cassie (howtoeatacupcake)  |  July 19, 2008 at 6:49 am

    OMG OMG I gotta stop myself from licking the screen!

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  • 13. CB  |  July 19, 2008 at 7:31 am

    CASSIE, You so funny! But it was realllly good. I like cheese. Lots of melty cheese. HAHA.

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  • 14. ashley  |  July 19, 2008 at 10:07 am

    look delish!

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  • 15. CB  |  July 19, 2008 at 10:19 am

    ASHLEY, thanky! I wanna make it again! ;)

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  • 16. Jaime  |  July 20, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    this looks like real comfort food!

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  • 17. CB  |  July 21, 2008 at 7:59 am

    JAIME, you hit it perfect. Definitely comfort food.

    Reply
  • 18. Amber  |  July 27, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Oh yum, this looks fantastic! I bet the cheese ravoili was an awesome addition.

    Reply
  • 19. CB  |  July 27, 2008 at 9:09 am

    AMBER, thanks for the original recipe!

    Reply

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