One of my favorite quick, easy, and cheap meals – baked ravioli!
– One bag frozen ravioli (whichever kind you prefer), cooked per directions on the bag
– A jar of pasta sauce
– About a cup of heavy cream or half and half
– Shredded mozzarella
– Seasonings to taste
Mix sauce and cream together. Layer the bottom of a casserole dish with sauce to keep everything from sticking. Then, make alternating layers of ravioli, sauce, and cheese until you run out. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes until the sauce is bubbly. I hit it with the broiler for a minute or two to brown the cheese. It looks fancy and tastes great leftover
Traditional pasta-based ravioli is not low in carbohydrates, as it is made with flour and other high-carb ingredients. However, there are low-carb alternatives available that use ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, or cheese-based dough to replace the traditional wheat-based pasta. These alternatives significantly reduce the carb content, making them suitable for low-carb diets.
When considering store-bought options, check the nutrition label to see if they are specifically marketed as low-carb or keto-friendly. Alternatively, you can make your own low-carb ravioli at home using alternative flours and fillings. There are many low-carb recipes available online that cater to various dietary needs. Making your own allows you to control the ingredients and ensure it fits within your low-carb diet plan.