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Slow Cooker Ravioli & Meatballs

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Slow Cooker Ravioli with Meatballs is an easy crockpot dinner the entire family will love! This easy recipe needs only 5 simple ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, then let your slow cooker do the work, it’s the perfect meal for busy weeknights.

A bowl of slow cooker ravioli with meatballs topped with melted cheese

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You guys-can I tell you? I really, really, really thought when we moved and switched from homeschooling to regular school I would be on easy street. I thought I’d have so much time on my hands-living the life of leisure.

I was so wrong.

For a homebody like me the hectic drop offs and pick ups along with keeping track of all the school assignments for three kids has been a HUGE adjustment and quite honestly a HUGE struggle.

To help me get a handle on this new pace of life I’ve been relying a lot on slow cooker recipes-this Slow Cooker Ravioli and Meatballs is one of my easiest, most crowd-pleasing recipes.

Why I love this recipe

It’s the perfect family-friendly meal for those crazy days when you just need everyone to eat with no complaining; and with only 5 ingredients it takes just a few minutes to throw together!

A close up of slow cooker ravioli with meatballs topped with melted cheese

Ingredients

Step by step

  1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce to coat the bottom, about 1 cup. Layer the ravioli and then the meatballs in the container.
  3. Add one cup of mozzarella cheese over the meatballs then pour remaining spaghetti sauce over everything, be sure to thoroughly coat all the pasta and meatballs. Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  4. Turn off cooker and add remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Allow to melt about 5 minutes and serve.
A slow cooker ravioli with meatballs topped with melted cheese with a spoon removing some ravioli

Tips for best results

  • Make sure the ravioli is completely coated in the marinara so it cooks evenly.

Varitations

  • use frozen tortellini instead of ravioli
  • add in mushrooms, diced onions, or crushed tomatoes to the sauce
  • season the tomato sauce to taste with basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning
  • add browned ground beef or sausage
  • add some spice with red pepper flakes

Serving suggestions

I like to pair this pasta with a simple side salad or a veggie like peas just to get some green into the meal. It’s also delicious with a side of Texas toast or garlic bread to help mop up that marinara!

Storage

Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Does anyone else absolutely adore slow cooker meals during the busy week? What are your favorite crockpot dinners?

If you like this recipe, you should also try my Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf, it’s always a hit!

If you try this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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Slow Cooker Ravioli & Meatballs


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Description

Slow Cooker Ravioli with Meatballs is an easy weeknight crockpot dinner the entire family will love!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • (2) 24 ounce can spaghetti sauce-I use Newman’s Own Marinara
  • 25 ounce package frozen ravioli
  • 25 ounce package frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray.
  2. Pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce to coat the bottom, about 1 cup.
  3. Layer the ravioli then the meatballs in the container.
  4. Add one cup of mozzarella cheese over the meatballs then pour remaining spaghetti sauce over everything, be sure to thoroughly coat all the pasta and meatballs.
  5. Cook on low5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  6. Turn off cooker and add remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Allow to melt about 5 minutes and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: main course
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 520
  • Sugar: 15.3 g
  • Sodium: 1790.2 mg
  • Fat: 30.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.6 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.1 mg

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7 Comments

  1. I tried to print it and it wouldn’t without the band of icons on the side. It sounds delicious. I want to print and make it this weekend.






  2. Made this a few weeks ago and making it again tonight!! Omg it’s sooooo good and tastes even better the next day!! Thank you!!

    1. You’re welcome, I’m have a lot more crockpot recipes coming up soon-I seem to use them a lot more when the weather turns cool! ~Melissa

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