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.
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