1tablespoondried parsley (+ 1/2teaspoon for the third layer)
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
8ounces (2cups)shredded cheese (I used Italian 5Cheese blend)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 11″ x 7″ baking pan.
Prepare and drain the cheese ravioli according to the package.
Put the pasta sauce in a medium bowl. Add the water, sugar, dried parsley, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning, stir to combine.
For the 1st layer: Spread a little sauce in the bottom of the baking pan, then evenly place a layer of 15 ravioli noodles. Spread sauce over the ravioli, about 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, then approximately 2/3 cup shredded cheese.
Repeat the noodles, sauce and cheeses for the 2nd layer. Note: The 2nd and 3rd layers will have approximately 20 raviolis each.
Order for the 3rd layer (a little different than the 1st and 2nd): Ravioli, sauce, shredded cheese, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, then Parmesan cheese.
Place in a preheated 350 degrees F oven and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until bubbly hot and brown on top.
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I'm a full-time freelance writer, editor and author living in Virginia. I have a terrific husband and two wonderful children who are, by the way, boy/girl twins. I love writing, reading, baking, cake decorating and, sometimes, needle crafts. I prefer almost instant gratification with my needlework, though. I have a cross-stitch picture I've been working on for years; but in the meantime, I've finished several pieces that can be done in an afternoon.
My cozy mystery MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is scheduled for release by Bell Bridge Books in October of 2008. My heroine in MURDER TAKES THE CAKE has her own site. Check it out at Daphne's Delectable Cakes. I also have a Squidoo lens for Freelance and Novel Writing; so, if you're a writer, surf on over to that page.
I'm a stay-at-home mom/writer/food fanatic in Fall Branch, TN. My two novels, Secrets, Lies, and Pies & Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies, are published by Mountain Girl Press.
Marian Allen has had short stories appear on the labels of coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant. Many of her stories involve food, although she is not, as her youngest daughter claims, obsessed. She is not. She is currently working on a novel with recipes in it, which she'll finish if she can stop cooking and eating long enough to write. Short stories and recipes are available for free on her website, http://marianallen.com/.