Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet

Cheesy ravioli and tasty pieces of Italian sausage simmered in a tomato base.  Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet is a hearty skillet meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet with #cheese #pastaDoes your family have a favorite meal that has a nickname… a recipe only your family knows what it’s all about?

This Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet meal has a nickname in my house, The Almighty.  

We’ve called it The Almighty for years.  But today, it’s getting a more descriptive name… just for you.  (And, for the Google robots.)

I have to say, my #1 reason why this is one of my favorite go-to meals is, it comes together fast!  

The boys love it for the big Italian sausage pieces and the cheese filled ravioli.  But, the other reason why they love having it for dinner is because there’s only one pan to wash.  A one skillet meal makes life so much easier, my handsome dish washers would tell you so. 

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Before I begin to share with you how simple it is to make this Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet, I want to tell you this is a Mystery Dish.

I know The Almighty was already a mystery until I changed the title for you.

But, I am joining my BBFs (Blogging Best Friends) in a monthly series called Mystery Dish.  

How it goes is, we each choose 3 (or more) ingredients from the given month’s ingredients list and create a recipe.  Marcie with Flavor The Moments is our host this month.  She came up with this amazing list of ingredients:

kabocha squash
hard apple cider
heavy cream
maple syrup
brussels sprouts

Are you curious how I chose my three ingredients?  (Highlighted above.)

I brainstormed and pondered… to be honest, I’ve never heard of a couple of these ingredients.  So, I narrowed it down to what I already have at home… and what my boys would eat.  Italian sausage (the pork) usually always has fennel already in it.  And, thyme is an herb that is great to use with pork and vegetables.  

Making this tasty skillet meal is a breeze!

Start by heating up your skillet on medium heat.

Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet with 1

Brown large pieces of Italian sausage.  

While it is browning, cut your vegetables to all the same sizes.  

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When the sausage pieces are cooked all the way through, add the herbs and vegetables.

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Pour in the can of tomatoes and tomato juice.  I like to use V-8 Spicy Hot.  It gives it a little kick of spice.  Only if you’re into that kind of heat!

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Now you gently add frozen mini cheese ravioli straight into the heated concoction of goodness.  If you want to put big ravioli in the skillet, it is just as good!

Most of the juice will be absorbed by the frozen ravioli.

It only takes a few moments for the ravioli to cook in the tomato juice.  Garnish with your favorite cheese, and serve it up!

Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet
Cheesy ravioli and tasty pieces of Italian sausage simmered in a tomato base. Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet is a hearty skillet meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes!
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  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground Italian sausage (if using links, take off casings)
  2. 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  3. 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  4. 1 small red onion, chopped
  5. 1 bulb garlic (all of the cloves!), minced
  6. 1 teaspoon thyme
  7. 1 teaspoon oregano
  8. 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  9. pepper, to taste
  10. 1 14.5 ounce can tomatoes, do not drain
  11. 1 cup tomato juice (I use V-8 regular or Spicy Hot)
  12. 1 24 ounce bag frozen mini round cheese ravioli
  13. shredded cheese for garnish (I use Parmesan, mozzarella, or monterey jack cheeses)
  1. Preheat skillet on medium heat.
  2. Brown sausage until cooked all the way. Add chopped vegetables, garlic, and herbs. Pour in the can of tomatoes (with the juices in the can) and tomato juice. Wait until juice and tomatoes have been brought to a simmer and add the frozen ravioli.
  3. Cook for 3-5 more minutes, covered or until ravioli is tender. Gently stir (as to not break the ravioli) and serve.
  1. Serves 4-6
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Check out what my friends have created with this month’s Mystery Dish ingredient list!

Baked Apple Donuts with Maple Glaze ~ Yummy Healthy Easy
Baked French Toast Casserole ~ I Want Crazy
Hazelnut Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls ~ I Dig Pinterest
Hazelnut Macarons with Pumpkin Maple Filling ~ Baking a Moment
Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Tenderloin ~ The Pajama Chef
Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro ~ Chez CateyLou
Maple Glazed Fennel and Brussels Sprouts ~ The Well Floured Kitchen
Pear Hazelnut Bread with Orange Maple Glaze ~ Blahnik Baker
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Bacon, and Hazelnuts ~ Flavor the Moments
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with a Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette ~ Joyful Healthy Eats
{Vegan} Orange Hazelnut Maple Cinnamon Rolls ~ Sweet Tooth Life
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Truffles ~ Culinary Couture

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  1. says

    First and most important – the dish looks fabulous. Ravioli, sausage, one pot meal – I say Yes, Yes, Yes.
    Second – I love, love, love the monthly mystery dish. My whole life has been about creating mystery dishes one day at a time! Ever considered having a guest join you each month? If so – I would soooo love to join you. Think about it….
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