Microwave Ravioli

By Donna Rivera-Loudon

Summer is here and sometimes that makes it difficult to want to slave in the kitchen.  I use my microwave a great deal, but I use it even more in the summer.  My family appreciates the nice meals and I appreciate not having to spend so much time in a hot kitchen.  With this recipe you won't even have to turn your stove or oven on.  Give it a try.

I use a Tupperware Rock N Serve large deep container for this recipe.  If you can find a similar container give it a try.  Just remember that you only want to use microwave safe containers for the microwave.  Containers that are not microwave safe can release unwanted chemicals into your food.  Glass is usually a safe option if you don't have the Rock N Serve container or something similar.

1 (16 oz) package of frozen Ravioli
1 qt jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 small can of mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
2 cups of mozzarella cheese divided into 1 cup portions

Place all of the ingredients except for 1 cup of the cheese in your microwave container.  Cover the container but try to leave a vent of some sort.  This is why the Rock N Serve is good because it has a vent on it and that makes it easy for the steam to release while cooking.

Cook on high for 8 - 10 minutes or until the Ravioli is hot and tender.  Stir.  Top with remaining cheese.  Microwave on high without a cover for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

It will take less than thirty minutes to prepare dinner with this recipe.  Even if it is a nice cool day it is an excellent recipe to use to make a quick dinner after a stressful day at work or running errands.  Your family will love it and you will have some extra time to relax for the evening.

About the Author:

Donna has an MBA in Information Technology and is currently a Tupperware Director and CEO of her own company. Visit her website for more recipes for the microwave.

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