Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo

5 from 6 votes

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A super easy and decadent dinner, this Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo will definitely have you weak in the knees.

Remember my Browned Butter Alfredo Pasta? Well, I just made that recipe more decadent by using Four Cheese Ravioli instead of pasta, tossed it together with my homemade browned butter alfredo sauce, and broiled the heck out of it. It’s kind of a fancy-ish meal but takes very little time to throw together.

Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli Recipe

This Baked Ravioli Recipe is dangerous because it’s a million calories in 20 minutes flat. But also, it’s so easy to throw together with minimal ingredients (that I sadly always have on hand) and this mama craves the easiest of dinners these days. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Salted Butter – you can use unsalted butter too, just make sure to season it later. More about browning butter below!
  • Heavy Cream – this thickens the alfredo sauce.
  • Parmesan Cheese – if you can find real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, use that! The pre-grated parmesan cheese you can buy at the store isn’t the real deal and doesn’t taste nearly as good.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste! I tend to add a lot of pepper.
  • Four Cheese Ravioli – these can be found in the refrigerated section at your local grocery store. You can always make your own homemade ravioli too!

Four Cheese Stuffed Pasta

How to Make Baked Ravioli

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. While water is heating, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed deep skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan occasionally to brown milk solids in the butter. Once the butter starts to turn a medium brown color, turn heat to low and immediately pour in the cream. Pan will sizzle, but as you stir it will subside. Sprinkle in cheese and continue stirring until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth. Taste and add in salt and lots of pepper, as desired.
  3. Add fresh ravioli to boiling water and cook according to package directions. It should be around 3 minutes or so. Drain completely and place ravioli into a buttered casserole dish. Pour alfredo sauce over top hot ravioli and stir gently to coat all ravioli in the sauce.
  4. Place under the broiler to brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Note: If you need to keep this warm in the oven, cover with foil after the top has browned and turn oven onto 200 degrees. Perfection!

Pouring Brown Butter Alfredo Sauce

Baked Ravioli Tips and Tricks

(some affiliate links below)

  • Browning Butter. Making this alfredo is really quite simple to do! The only thing you have to be careful of is burning the butter. It can go from brown to burnt in a hot second. Once it starts foaming, you should be getting close. The butter should get brown speckles in it and it should smell nutty.
  • Utensils for Sauce. A flat whisk works really well for melting the cheese into the sauce and getting it super smooth.
  • Skillet Choices. Using a heavy-bottomed skillet is really beneficial for even-steven cooking and can help prevent burning. This is a great one I have and use.
  • Casserole Dish. I baked my ravioli in an oval casserole dish from Crate & Barrel. I couldn’t find it on their website, but this is a similar one. Of course a 9×13 works perfectly well too.
Baked Ravioli Recipe

Leftovers

Any leftover Baked Ravioli can be stored in an airtight container and be kept good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat simply warm in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Side Dishes

Looking for some healthy side dishes for this carby dish? Why not roast some vegetables while you whip up the sauce!

Baked Ravioli

More Baked Pasta Recipes to Love!

Obviously, I’m not making this every day for dinner, but the one night I did, it was gone in a flash and I didn’t have to threaten the lives of the little people living in my house. So there’s that.

Anyways, I have a few links and tips for making this recipe (scroll down) and I have the printable recipe below that. So enjoy!! And may your weekend be a little more relaxing and enjoyable than mine.

Have a great day!

5 from 6 votes

Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo

A super easy and decadent dinner idea, this Baked Ravioli Recipe with Brown Butter Alfredo will definitely have you weak in the knees after one bite.
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese use the real stuff
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 20 oz fresh four cheese ravioli I found mine in the refrigerator section

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • While water is heating, melt butter in a heavy-bottomed deep skillet over medium heat. Swirl pan occasionally to brown milk solids in the butter. Once the butter starts to turn a medium brown color, turn heat to low and immediately pour in the cream. Pan will sizzle, but as you stir it will subside. Sprinkle in cheese and continue stirring until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth. Taste and add in salt and lots of pepper, as desired.
  • Add fresh ravioli to boiling water and cook according to package directions. Should be around 3 minutes or so. Drain completely and place ravioli into a buttered casserole dish. Pour alfredo sauce over top hot ravioli and stir gently to coat all ravioli in the sauce.
  • Place under the broiler to brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Notes

If you need to keep this warm in the oven, cover with foil after the top has browned and turn oven onto 200 degrees. Perfection!

Nutrition

Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1272IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 10mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alfredo Baked Ravioli, baked ravioli, baked ravioli recipe

 

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30 Responses
  1. Bryn

    Really annoying question… do you think the cream can be subbed with evaporated milk or fat free evaporated milk? I’ve also heard of fat free half and half though I cannot imagine what that is like? My husband is on a diet but still misses decadent foods. I’d love to try with slightly fewer calories. I mean, obviously there’s still pasta and cheese…baby steps!

  2. Sammie

    Ooh comfort food to the max. This looks delicious and just what your poor exhausted body needs. It also what my body needs, so thank you for a gorgeous recipe.

  3. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    5 stars
    Looks and sounds great! My family and I love pasta dishes, especially ones that are easy to throw together. Thanks for the recipe! And hope the kiddos get to feeling better soon <3

  4. Cathrine

    Oh man oh man oh man, as soon as it’s now a billion degrees out and I can turn my oven on THIS will be what’s for dinner. ????

  5. Andrea P

    5 stars
    My kids are great fans of anything that includes pasta and alfredo. Glad to have a recipe so I don’t have to always go to the bottled sauce.

  6. Amanda Elliott

    I love following your blog and Eddie is just so darn adorable!! This recipe looks devine and I can’t wait to try it with homemade ravioli!!

  7. Hailey F

    This looks so amazing! I don’t make pasta a lot because of the calories, but when I do it needs to be so good and worth it, this looks like it fits that criteria. Can’t wait to try it

  8. Heather P

    I’m going to have to try this. I love ravioli but I’m not a big fan of marinara sauce. And I’m always on the look out so we can go home when w

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  10. Cindy Keshishian

    5 stars
    Making tonight, can’t wait! Thank you for such amazing after simple recipes! So happy I started following you years ago!

  11. Whitney Johns

    I love how simple this recipe is. I have all the ingredients in my fridge and plan to make it tomorrow. Definitely putting your blog in my favorites! I’m always in need of quick, easy, and yummy meals. Thanks!

  12. Freida Slaves

    5 stars
    Its delicious!!! my kiddsos think their momma is a real chef. thanks for making easy and delicious meals for mommas in need. 😉