Oven Baked Breaded Ravioli

I don’t know what it is about being home, but I always feel guilty at the thought of deep frying things myself. If I’m the one cooking, I better make it worth it, good for me, and tasty. But my mind always drifts to my take-out favorites, one of which is fried ravioli. So how can I recreate this delicious treat without frying? By oven baking them!

Ingredients

1 bag frozen ravioli (spinach or regular cheese–I used spinach and cheese)

3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1 tsp butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2.  Boil a pot of water for the ravioli

3.  When water begins to boil, pour the frozen ravioli into the pot and boil them for 2 minutes

4.  After 2 minutes, drain the ravioli and let the 1 tsp of butter melt on them to avoid sticking

5.  Crack the two eggs into a bowl and beat lightly

6.  Combine the bread crumbs and cheese in a separate bowl

7.  Cover each ravioli with the egg and then with the bread crumb mixture

8.  Place each breaded ravioli on a metal rack which is placed on top of a baking sheet covered in foil (this will make for easier cleanup of any fallen breadcrumbs)

Breaded ravioli before baking

9.  Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes

Breaded ravioli after cooking…check out that crunch!

10.  Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Oven Baked Breaded Ravioli

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

1 bag ravioli (spinach or regular cheese–I used spinach and cheese)
3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp butter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Boil a pot of water for the ravioli
3. When water begins to boil, pour the frozen ravioli into the pot and boil them for 2 minutes
4. After 2 minutes, drain the ravioli and let the 1/4 tsp of butter melt on them to avoid sticking
5. Crack the two eggs into a bowl and beat lightly
6. Combine the bread crumbs and cheese in a separate bowl
7. Cover each ravioli with the egg and then with the bread crumb mixture
8. Place each breaded ravioli on a metal rack which is placed on top of a baking sheet covered in foil
9. Bake for approximately 15-18 minutes
10. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Weight Watchers Freestyle SP: 9 points for one serving (this recipe makes about 4 servings). Points were calculated using the Recipe Builder on the WW app.

Note: Nutrition information may not be exact. Ingredients were estimated and entered using verywellfit.com’s Nutrition Calculator.

Baked Beef Empanadas

When there is endless college basketball on, you need to have some finger foods ready to go! Check out these awesome (and easy) baked empanadas.  Cut some calories with these delicious snacks that will be gone in seconds.

Ingredients

12 empanada wrappers (I used GOYA)

2 lbs ground beef

1 medium onion

4 tbsp sofrito (I used GOYA)

GOYA Adobo seasoning, to taste

Olive oil

1 egg, whisked, for egg wash

Directions

1 . Coat large skillet with olive oil.  Saute onions and add in ground beef.  Make sure all ground beef is thoroughly cooked through and browned on all sides.

2.  Add in 4 tbsp of sofrito seasoning to coat beef and let simmer.
3.  Generously sprinkle GOYA Adobo seasoning on all of meat and mix in thoroughly.  Add more or less to taste.

4.  Once meat is cooked and seasoned, take an empanada wrapper and fill one half with beef mixture.  Fold it over and press and seal with a fork.
5.  Crack and whisk one egg.  With a pastry brush, coat both sides of each empanada with the egg wash to help it crisp up in the oven.
6.  Baked on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 F for 15-20 minutes, or until empanada wrappers look cooked and crispy.
7.  Serve and enjoy!! 

These seriously went so fast.  Next time, I will definitely make two batches!!

Baked Beef Empanadas

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients
12 empanada wrappers (I used GOYA)
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion
4 tbsp sofrito (I used GOYA)
GOYA Adobo seasoning, to taste
Olive oil
1 egg, whisked, for egg wash

Directions
1 . Coat large skillet with olive oil. Saute onions and add in ground beef. Make sure all ground beef is thoroughly cooked through and browned on all sides.
2. Add in 4 tbsp of sofrito seasoning to coat beef and let simmer.
3. Generously sprinkle GOYA Adobo seasoning on all of meat and mix in thoroughly. Add more or less to taste.
4. Once meat is cooked and seasoned, take an empanada wrapper and fill one half with beef mixture. Fold it over and press and seal with a fork.
5. Crack and whisk one egg. With a pastry brush, coat both sides of each empanada with the egg wash to help it crisp up in the oven.
6. Baked on an ungreased baking sheet at 375 F for 15-20 minutes, or until empanada wrappers look cooked and crispy.
7. Serve and enjoy!!

Weight Watcher Freestyle SP: 8 per empanada. Points were calculated using the Recipe Builder on the Weight Watchers app.

Note: Nutrition information may not be exact. Ingredients were estimated and entered using verywellfit.com’s Nutrition Calculator.