The kids have been cooking with me since they could first stand on a stool. I’ve always encouraged participation that went well beyond asking them to set the table. A couple of years ago now, they started to take over, making one meal each week, from appetizer to dessert. It’s safe to say that each of them, from the 8 year old up, are very comfortable in the kitchen.

Last night Liam helped me create a baked Ravioli for supper. We had two family sized packages of Olivieri®  Ravioli and one container of Olivieri®  Alfredo sauce on hand. It was enough pasta for our family of 6 but we would be short on sauce… and with the #polarvortex snowstorm we’re in the midst of… I had to improvise.

While Liam was getting his hands all buttered up, greasing my 9×12 baking dish, I looked for a way to make the sauce stretch.

Thank goodness for Cream of Mushroom soup!

It was pretty simple (I don’t measure, so I’ve had to guess what it would be) and it turned out amazing, the kids were raving. Quinton helped himself to not seconds, but thirds!!

What You’ll Need!

* 2 pkgs (family size) Olivieri® Ravioli
* 1 container Olivieri® Alfredo
* 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
* 1/2 cup of thick cream
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 2 TBSP dried parsley
* 2 TBSP bread crumbs & Parmesan, mix together
* 2 cups shredded Italian cheese

What You’ll Do!

Follow the instructions on the back of the Olivieri® pasta package, do not overcook. Chop onion and saute in butter over medium-high heat for a couple minutes, until clear. Add Olivieri® Alfredo sauce, reduce heat to medium, stir. Add soup mix and 1/2 the can of thick cream (or milk), stir until mixed, remove from heat.

Add strained Olivieri® pasta to a greased 9×12 baking dish. Pour sauce mix over top. Sprinkle parsley liberally over top. Sprinkle bread crumbs & Parmesan mix over top. Finally, sprinkle shredded cheese.

Bake in the oven at 400F for 20 minutes or until cheese browns.


A family that cooks together…. 🙂

yes… we still have our Christmas tree up… lol 😛

Do you want to find some other great recipes? Follow Oliveri® on Pinterest! It’s a great board.  I want to try the Olivieri® Heart-Shaped Ravioli I’ve seen online… next time, they are so cute, perfect for Valentine’s.
Oh, speaking of Valentine’s Day, enter to Win a Spa Retreat for 2, courtesy of Olivieri®. Make sure you tell them you found out through me, Shasher’s Life. Good luck


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  1. Is that a Christmas tree I see? This looks really good. Pasta is one of those meals you can eat when feeling fancy or as a big family. Love this recipe. Will add for my family meal plan. Love getting the kids together and involved too 🙂

    1. LOL yes!! our tree is still up. The kids want to add Valentine's decorations to it and keep it all year… With the new cat… it's coming down today. 🙂

  2. I love Oliveri pastas especially the tortellini. I will definitely try this. It looks so good.

    And we just took our tree down last weekend. Now it looks so bare in here.

  3. I only had my kids be taste testers. I do love cooking with them though. I'd love your opinion on my recipe. I have never developed one before and I really enjoyed it. Here is mine:

    BTW, have fun with the new cat 🙂

  4. Now that looks good and fast and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Heart Raviolis sound so fun!

  6. The Heart Raviolis look so fun. Thanks for the tip! (I <3 toretellini!)

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