Ravioli and Sausage Slow Cooker Casserole
This easy ravioli and sausage slow cooker casserole brings together cheese ravioli, Italian sausage, and delicious tomato sauce to make an amazing slow cooker sausage casserole that is the perfect meal for busy weeknights.
This ravioli and sausage slow cooker casserole is so easy to make. Busy weeknights mean I sometimes struggle to get dinner on the table. On those nights, my crock pot is my lifesaver.
I have a whole list of slow cooker recipes that my whole family loves, like slow cooker chicken cacciatore, slow cooker BBQ ribs, and crock pot Italian beef, but this right at the top.
Simply toss all the ingredients in the crock pot, turn it on, and when you get home at the end of a long day you have dinner waiting for you. The diced tomatoes and tomato sauce cook down into a pasta sauce that takes on a great flavor from cooking with the sausage and basil all day.
The flavorful sauce coats the cheese ravioli and sausage and make a hearty meal that everyone in the family loves.
Garnish with a little fresh basil and grated Parmesan and then call everyone to the dinner table and watch them dig in. This is one of those easy weeknight dinners that is so good there are never any leftovers.
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Ingredients You’ll Need
- Italian Sausage – You can use uncooked or precooked sausage. Traditionally pork sausages, but you can substitute with turkey or chicken sausage.
- Frozen Cheese Ravioli – Try the spinach ravioli to add a dash of color to your dish.
- Pasta sauce – Use your favorite or try some homemade .
- Diced tomatoes – You can use canned or fresh.
- Italian seasoning – Gives it that traditional Italian food flavor.
- Fresh Parmesan – You can never have too much cheese!
You can add lots of things to this recipe, depending on what you and your family likes. Try adding in some onions, peppers, carrots, celery, mushrooms, or any vegetables your family enjoys to add your own variation of our recipe.
If you just can’t get enough cheese, try sprinkling some shredded cheddar or mozzarella on top!
Step 1 – Cut sausage and dice tomatoes (if necessary) – Cut Italian sausage into bite-sized slices. Dice tomato if needed.
Step 2 – Add ingredients – Add sausage, ravioli, pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to the slow cooker.
Step 3 – Cook – Set your slow cooker to low setting for 4 hours, or until sausage is fully cooked.
Step 4 – Salt and garnish – Salt to taste, then remove from slow cooker and serve with a garnish of Parmesan cheese.
Cooking Sausage in Slow Cooker
Yes, it is safe to put raw sausage in the slow cooker. it will cook with the other ingredients to make a flavorful sauce for the ravioli.
To ensure your sausage is fully cooked, we recommend cooking for 4 hours on low heat. This dish is best cooked on the low heat setting so you don’t overcook the ravioli.
What to Serve With It
Simple sides to pair with your casserole include our delicious Texas toast garlic bread or cheese twists, and a side salad. We like panzanella salad, cucumber and tomato salad, or a simple caser salad.
How to Store and Reheat
To store leftovers, let the dish cool completely then place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 days.
To reheat, you can microwave individual portions for 2-3 minutes. If you are reheating the rest of your leftovers, place all of it in a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until warmed through.
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Ravioli and Sausage Slow Cooker Casserole
- 1 pound Italian Sausage
- 1 pound Frozen Cheese Ravioli
- 32 ounces Pasta sauce
- 14.5 ounces Diced tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Fresh Parmesan for garnish
- Cut Italian sausage into bite-sized slices.
- Add sausage, ravioli, pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to the slow cooker.
- Set slow cooker to LOW for 4 hours, or until sausage is fully cooked.
- Salt to taste.
- Remove from slow cooker and serve with a garnish of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Best recipe I’ve found for raviolis! This looks so good!
I made this and it was pretty good. I might try Alfredo next time since my family aren’t big pasta sauce fans!
We have a 6 quart crock pot. We cooked for 4 hours on LOW and it did not cook the sausage and barely warmed the ravioli. Did you mean 4 hours on High?
We cooked ours at 4 hours on low but perhaps your crock pot cooks at a lower temp than ours. If you cook it on high I would check it after 2 hours to see how everything is doing.
I had the same problem 4 hrs isn’t enough time to cook this on low , maybe all day 8hrs on low will get it done. So your not the only one who had a problem.
If I am using refrigerated ravioli, how would you recommend cooking it?
Since refrigerated ravioli only needs to warm up I would add it in the last hour of cooking.
This was amazing!! Cooked for 4 hours on high. I added more sausage because I love sausage. I also added tablespoon of garlic powder, oregano, and sprinkled pepper on top!
Made this 4 times now. kids love it! 4 hours on high for me. Thanks for posting Kat and Melinda, much appreciated.
Great easy recipe. Used Hunts diced Basil, Garlic & Oregano tomatoes. Definitely 4 hours plus on high or 8 on low was the ticket for me.
Love this. I have made copies of this recipe and given it to friends. When my grandson visits this is what he wants for dinner
So glad you and your grandson enjoyed it!
I wanted to cook this for dinner tonight, but I forgot to put it in the crockpot. Is there a stove top version?
You can cook your sausage in a skillet then drain any fat. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Check the ravioli after 15 minutes. If they are cooked through, you’re done 🙂
Can you freeze the left overs?
Yes! This freezes very well. 🙂
My family love this I even make it for holidays to bring to family dinners my whole family love it also to now so easy to make.
I was wondering if this is something I could make a day ahead then warm well in crockpot (for tailgating)
Yes this would be great the that!