Crockpot Ravioli is an easy 4 ingredient recipe for those hectic days!

This recipe uses frozen ravioli, tomato sauce, and a big handful of cheese for a quick, filling dinner that everyone will love! This hearty, cheesy dream of a dinner will take the Crockpot game to the next level!

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Easy Cheesy Ravioli

Who doesn’t love ravioli? Whether it’s filled with cheese, meat, or even veggies like pumpkin puree, ravioli is universally loved by everyone!

This recipe is so insanely easy and versatile, it’s definitely going to become a favorite! Basically toss it in the crockpot, cook, and serve! How easy is that?

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4 Ingredient Crockpot Ravioli

All it takes is four ingredients to make a hearty family dinner that satisfies even the hungriest eaters!

RAVIOLI
Since this has a meat sauce I like cheese or veggie-filled ravioli (although meat-filled works too). No need to pre-cook the ravioli.

SAUSAGE
Italian sausage gives the sauce lots of flavor as its heavily seasoned (use hot or mild). Swap out the ground sausage for ground chicken or beef (but add extra spices, a couple of teaspoons of Italian seasoning should do).

TOMATO SAUCE
Feel free to use a jarred or homemade marinara sauce, or two large cans of crushed tomatoes will do, just add some extra seasonings. If you have a little bit extra or you’re a little bit short this recipe still works just fine.

You could also use leftover meat sauce from last night’s spaghetti too!

CHEESE
Mozzarella is the best cheese for this recipe!

We love Italian food and nothing is better than pasta in a great tomato sauce (topped with cheese of course).

meat sauce in a pan and ravioli with the sauce in a slow cooker

How to Make Crockpot Ravioli (lasagna)

This recipe is layered like a lasagna, right on top of each other before cooking!

  1. Brown sausage and drain fat. Add tomato sauce and stir.
  2. Layer sauce, frozen ravioli (uncooked) and cheese in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 3 hours. Voila!

Finish off this easy meal with extra cheesy garlic biscuits, a side of creamy cucumber salad.

a crockpot of ravioli topped with cheese

Easy Crockpot Pasta Recipes

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4 Ingredient Crockpot Ravioli

With extra quick prep, this easy ravioli dish is a family favorite!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 lb Italian sausage mild or hot
  • 45 oz pasta sauce
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 25-30 oz cheese & spinach filled ravioli uncooked

Instructions 

  • Spray the inside of a 6 qt slow cooker with cooking spray. Reserve 1 cup of pasta sauce and set aside.
  • Brown sausage over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Add reamining pasta sauce sauce and simmer 2 minutes.
  • Place reserved 1 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Top with 1/2 of the ravioli, half of the meat sauce and half of the cheese.
  • Repeat layers ending with cheese.
  • Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.

Notes

Onions, garlic and/or vegetables such as mushrooms, peppers or zucchini can be cooked with the sausage and added to the sauce.
Use any type of frozen ravioli. If you're using a meat filled ravioli, skip the sausage for an extra quick version.
For a spicy version, add 1-2 teaspoons chili flakes to the sauce.
Slow cookers can vary, check your pasta at 3 hours to ensure it doesn't overcook.
A simple garnish of fresh parsley and/or basil can easily elevate this dish!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 697 | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 2148mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 12mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. I made this to give to my sister, so I made it in a pan, (I didn’t want to burden her with the heavy crock).
    It turned out EXCELLENT, as all the recipes that I get from this site do!!
    My question, in the crockpot version, do you thaw the ravioli first?
    I thawed it for the pan version because I wasn’t sure it would fully cook with the shorter time.
    Thank you for your time, and I really appreciate this site!5 stars

  2. love this! It has become a regular weekly meal. Everybody loves this! Add a salad and garlic bread and it is complete! Love your recipess! Thanks!!!5 stars

  3. I made this this past weekend with my own homemade spaghetti sauce with ground beef in. I liked it, hubby not so much. He’s not a fan of Ravioli’s, even though I used the cheese ones. Which is OK, then I get the leftovers for my lunches at work this week. :) I would definitely do this again, I would just use different pasta in it for my husband. I have some jumbo pasta shells ones that I would try the next time.5 stars

  4. I made this for the first time and both my husband and I loved it. He’s often hard to convince to eat and enjoy a new recipe. I’ve thrown away way more than I’ve kept (not yours). This is definitely a keeper.5 stars

  5. I made this and it was absolutely delicious.Im from Italian family and I made for quick meal and was easy and good.Will make again.Have enough to make 5 more times…stocked up…5 stars

    1. I wasn’t sure the kids at the party would eat Italian sausage so I went with ground beef instead (I wish I’d remembered to season it a little) and I put in garlic basil sauce so hopefully that covers it flavor wise. for the ravioli it was four cheese all the way and cut slices of fancy parm to layer with. Fingers crossed.

  6. I got this recipe in my email when I was on my honeymoon and couldn’t wait to get home and try it. I’m always looking for an easy prep weekday meal. It’s in the crockpot now and smells delicious!

    1. Made this tonight and I’m sure it will come out delicious. Doubled the recipe and used mild and spicy italian sausage along with my favorite off the shelf Ragu Tomato, Garlic and Onion chunky Style Sauce. Also did half Beef Raviolis and Four Cheese Raviolis.

      Served with some Texas Toast Garlic Bread and a Glass of Cabernet.

  7. I just made this for dinner tonight. It was easy to put together and great tasting. I didn’t have frozen ravioli so used the refrigerated ravioli that I had and I only had “fancy” Italian cheese mixture so used this in place of the mozzarella. I set the slow cooker to high for 1/2 hr to get the heat up; then turned to low for about 2 hrs. To me, it was perfect, as the ravioli did not fall apart. With the Italian sausage I added onion, garlic and mushrooms. This will definitely be a favorite to make.5 stars