This Crockpot Ravioli has only 4 ingredients and is an AMAZING comfort dish! Save time and stress with this easy pasta dish!
I love comfort food! And I especially love comfort food that doesn’t take a lot of time.
Anything I can do to shave time off cooking dinner, I’ll do it. And my slow cooker helps do the job for me on those busy weeknights!
Not to mention, ravioli can be a healthy part of your lifestyle.
If you’re looking for an easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy, this is for you. A simple package of ravioli keeps cooking time low, which makes for a super easy meal.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to get to the printable recipe card, or keep reading for extra tips and tricks!
A great meal prep recipe
For busy nights, this is a great option to cook ahead of time and eat later. It’s a healthy and hearty meal that’s also great for leftovers, and only has a few minutes of prep time!
While this is in the slow cooker, you can easily make up a few side salads to go with it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to bring a home-cooked meal to work and not have to worry about what you’ll eat?
Frozen cheese ravioli
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Jar of pasta sauce
Substitutions/ Other additions
I kept this slow cooker recipe at 4 simple ingredients to help with overwhelm. But you’re more than welcome to add or substitute any of the below to take this to the next level!
Meat: Ground chicken was the only thing in my freezer. Feel free to substitute with ground beef, ground sausage, or ground turkey!
Sauce: If you have a favorite homemade tomato sauce or meat sauce, use that! Homemade sauce adds such a great flavor.
Ravioli: You can use another type of ravioli, but I recommend still using frozen ravioli to keep the correct cooking time.
Spices: The spaghetti sauce has some spices, but you can add more: Oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, etc.
Extra cheese: If you love your Italian food extra cheesy, add extra mozzarella. Or sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on there too!
How to make
In a large skillet, cook ground chicken on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until fully browned.
As you can see, I added some basil for extra seasoning!
Add half the jar of spaghetti sauce and mix to combine.
Pour the remaining sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker. Add half the ravioli, half of the meat sauce mixture, and a 1/2 cup of the cheese; then layer one more time.
Cook on the low setting for 3 hours until completely heated through.
How to store
Once this recipe has come to room temperature, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll stay fresh for 3-5 days.
What to serve with this
I love heating up frozen broccoli as a side item! Other ideas include a nice side salad, roasted vegetables, garlic bread, or breadsticks.
I gotta say, my entire family enjoyed it. Even Allison, although full disclosure: I gave her plain ravioli. But she discovered she now likes ravioli, so yay us!
Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up one or two bags of ravioli to keep in the freezer for easy meals like this!
Other 5-ingredient recipe ideas
Looking for more easy recipes that have only 5 ingredients or less? Check out this post for more ideas!
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 32-ounce bag frozen cheese ravioli
- 28-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a large pan, cook ground chicken on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until fully browned.
- Add half the jar of spaghetti sauce and mix to combine.
- Pour the remaining sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker. Add half the ravioli, half of the meat mixture, and half of the cheese; then layer one more time.
- Cook on LOW for 3 hours until completely heated through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1044mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 33g