Loving The Northwest

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

$5 dinners bargain meals - Slow Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole

WinCo $5 Bargain Meals - all ingredients purchased at WinCo Foods
I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more low budget meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole
(Serves 12)

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil (on hand)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) ($.58)
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped ($.15)
1 can (26 ounces) four cheese-flavored spaghetti sauce (Hunts $.78)
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce (Hy-Top $.48)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (on hand)
2 packages (25 ounces each) frozen beef-filled ravioli (Rosetto $6.98)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) (Tillamook $1.68)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley ($.24)

1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.
2. Place 1 cup of the sauce mixture in bottom of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add 1 package frozen ravioli; top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli; top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top.
3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 7 hours or until ravioli are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Total $10.89, which is 3 meals (freeze for other nights) for a family of 4 at $3.63.

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