A Tasty Lazy Dinner

In the mood for pasta with meatballs but don’t have the time? Try this quick alternative of ravioli with “unrolled” meatballs in a quick, light & chunky marinara.  DINNER IN 20 MINUTES!


  • 2 bags cheese ravioli
  • 1 lb. ground beef,  turkey or chicken
  • 6 ripe tomatoes on the vine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large coves garlic
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • fresh & dried basil (to taste)
  • dried oregano (to taste)


  • Add 2 cloves minced garlic, oregano, dried basil, salt & pepper to a large frying pan and brown the meat.
  • Coat the bottom of a medium sauce pot with the olive oil, add remaining (minced) garlic and saute over low/medium heat.
  • Stir once the garlic starts to sizzle and add chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, salt & pepper (to taste) and broth.  Let it simmer until the tomatoes reduce stirring occasionally.
  • Scoop the ground meat from the frying pan with a slotted spoon (letting he grease drip off), add to the sauce and mix gently.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the ravioli and cook until the ravioli float to the top (about 5-7 minutes)

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