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Ravioli Sauce

Ravioli Sauce is a quick and easy recipe made with ground beef, and tomato sauce, perfect for frozen or refrigerated ravioli. A great one pot meal in under 30 minutes!

Ravioli Sauce with ground beef

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Ravioli Sauce

If you are trying to figure out what to make for dinner, this quick Ravioli Sauce is the answer. It comes together really quickly and the entire family is sure to love it.

 There’s less than 10 ingredients in this one pot meal and you are likely to have everything you need on hand. I love easy dinners that use kitchen staples.


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Ravioli Sauce with ground beef, tomato sauce and spices in a skillet

How to Make Ravioli Sauce:

  1. Add lean ground beef to a deep skillet and break up with a wooden spoon as it browns. Drain any excess grease. 
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, milk, and seasonings. Cheese Ravioli in skillet with tomato sauce
  3. Add frozen or refrigerated ravioli and stir to combine. 
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Remove from heat when ravioli is heated through and garnish with fresh basil if desired. 

Recipe Tips & Substitutions:

You can use frozen or refrigerated tortellini in place of the ravioli or your favorite fresh pasta.

Italian sausage can be substituted for the ground beef if desired. 

Top the finished ravioli with fresh grated Parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese if desired. 

Ravioli with meat sauce in a white bowl

Side Dishes to Serve with Ravioli:

Quick Rosemary Garlic Knots are my favorite if you have a bit of time for homemade bread. You will love how easy these yeast rolls come together. 

Need a shortcut? Try these Quick Butter & Herb Rolls that are made with refrigerated pizza crust!

Almond Green Beans are a great veggie side with just about every meal. Super easy with toasted almonds. 

Fried Okra and Fried Squash are on constant rotation for dinner at our house. Great with any dinner. 

An Easy Green Salad is always great with pasta. We love this Greek Salad or these Salad Kebabs for something different.

White bowl of cheese ravioli in tomato and ground beef sauce

More Pasta Recipes to Try:

Bacon White Cheddar Pasta is for the serious mac and cheese lovers. This easy dinner has tons of flavor and lots of crispy bacon!

One Pot Sausage Penne Pasta is one of my go-to dinners for busy nights. Filled with Italian sausage and a cheesy tomato sauce. 

Pizza Pasta Skillet is so easy and has all of your favorite pizza flavors made easily on the stovetop!


Ravioli with meat sauce with text overlay

I love having frozen ravioli on hand since it cooks up so quickly. It seems like my day always goes a little sideways on Mondays and I love having simple dinner recipes on hand to make dinnertime easier. 



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Dish of ravioli with meat sauceRavioli Sauce is a quick and easy one pot meal made with ground beef, tomato sauce and frozen or refrigerated ravioli. A great weeknight dinner for busy families. 
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Ravioli Sauce

Ravioli Sauce is a quick and easy recipe made with ground beef and tomato sauce, perfect for frozen or refrigerated ravioli. A great 30 minute meal!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Ground Beef
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, ground beef recipes, one pot meal, pasta, ravioli
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 664kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato sauce or marinara sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 25 oz frozen or refrigerated ravioli
  • fresh basil for garnish - optional


  • Brown ground beef in a skillet, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add tomato sauce, milk, Italian seasonings, salt, sugar and garlic, stirring to combine.
  • Add ravioli and stir until well coated.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • When ravioli is heated through, remove from heat and serve with fresh basil if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1851mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g



  1. This was a delicious dinner and so easy! I added mozzarella and Parmesan of course because I LOVE cheese so much! I used frozen ravioli, it was amazing and a definite make again! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Hi Milisa,

    The recipe doesn’t say to cook the ravioli before adding it to the sauce. So I’m wondering if I add the ravioli to the sauce uncooked. I’m planning to make this meal for dinner tonight! Thanks! Teresa

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