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Fried Ravioli with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Fried Ravioli with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Our easy Fried Ravioli recipe can be an appetizer or main dish. Dip your tasty creation into our Spicy Marinara sauce for a flavorful explosion!

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 8

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oz. refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 jar Monte Bene Spicy Marinara Pasta Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the eggs and milk in a small bowl, and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
  4. Dip each ravioli into the egg mixture, then roll into the breadcrumbs. Repeat the process with all of the ravioli. Place the ravioli in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  5. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 350°F.
  6. Add 6-8 ravioli to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until browned all over.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining ravioli.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley, and serve with Monte Bene Spicy Marinara Pasta Sauce for dipping.

Buon Appetito!

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Shakshuka on Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles

Shakshuka on Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodles

Serves 2-4

 

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pack (about 10 oz) spiralized sweet potato noodles 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 jar Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce 
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes 

Preparation:

Add Monte Bene Spicy Marinara sauce to a skillet or pan and warm on medium high heat. Once it is warmed, use a spoon to make 4 wells to drop the eggs in. Carefully crack the eggs and add into the wells. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and set the heat on low. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. While the eggs are cooking, heat the spiralized sweet potato noodles according to package in a separate pan. Once the sweet potato noodles are finished cooking, divide and transfer to a serving plate. Top with a cooked egg and sauce. Sprinkle with red chili pepper flakes if desired. 

 

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Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
1 jar Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
12 dinner rolls
12 slices provolone cheese
    Preparation: 

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper. Make meat into 1" balls and place in a baking dish. Add 1/8" film of water to baking dish to keep meatballs moist. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

    Lower oven to 350 degrees. Place dinner rolls on a sheet pan. Split open the dinner rolls and place a slice of provolone, a spoonful of Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce, and a meatball inside each.  Place sheet pan of sliders into the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

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    Italian Sloppy Joes

    Italian Sloppy Joes

    Serves 4

     Ingredients:

    • 2 cups Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce
    • 2 cups barbecue sauce
    • 1 lb. lean ground beef
    • 2 links Italian pork sausage, casing removed
    • 1/2 cup onion, diced
    • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 cup porcini mushrooms, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
    • 4 large burger buns

    Preparation:

    Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add beef and Italian sausage, mixing together well. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté until meat is fully cooked and vegetables are tender. Stir in Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce and barbecue sauce and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low until thickened. Place a slice of mozzarella on each burger bun, add warm sloppy Joe mix, and enjoy!

    An easy meal for a Sunday afternoon! 

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    Extra Fast Pasta Puttanesca

    Extra Fast Pasta Puttanesca

    Serves 4 to 6

    Ingredients:

    • 1 jar Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce
    • 1 lb. spaghetti pasta
    • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
    • 2 tbsp. capers, drained
    • 2 tsp. anchovy paste
    • 2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese

    Preparation:

    Cook pasta al dente, drain, and set aside. Take ½ cup of Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce and add it to the noodles, coating to prevent sticking. In a medium saute pan, combine remaining pasta sauce, Kalamata olives, capers and anchovy paste. Bring to a quick simmer, stirring continually (about 5 to 10 minutes). Add dried oregano and allow to simmer for a few more minutes. Plate pasta and add remaining sauce. Top with Pecorino Romano cheese and extra olives as desired.

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    Italian Style Chili

    Italian Style Chili

    Serves 6 to 8

    Ingredients:

    • 1 jar Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce 
    • 2 lbs. ground beef
    • 2 cups mushrooms, washed and chopped
    • 1 can kidney beans with liquid
    • 1/4 cup white wine
    • 4 oz. can diced tomatoes
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 tbsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 
    • 1/4 Parmesan cheese, shredded
    • 1/4 cup chives, diced. 

     Preparation:

    In a large stock pot, crumble beef over medium heat. Add onion and cook until beef is browned, stirring frequently. Drain if necessary. Add Monte Bene Spicy Marinara pasta sauce, wine, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepper, chili and cumin and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add beans and cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, until flavors are well blended. Taste and add extra seasonings as desired. Top with freshly grated cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and fresh chives. 

    This fall recipe makes the perfect Game Day meal! 

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    Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs

    Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs

    Serves 4 to 6

    Ingredients: 

    • 1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
    • 1 lb. imported spaghetti noodles
    • 1 jar Monte Bene pasta sauce (any flavor)
    • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/4 cup pecorino Romano cheese, grated
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • Pepper to taste
    • Basil leaves, sliced

    Preparation:

    Preheat oven to 450. Cook pasta al dente, drain, and set aside. Mix 1/2 cup of heated Monte Bene pasta sauce into spaghetti to prevent the pasta from sticking. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper. Make meat into 1 1/2" balls and place in a baking dish. Add 1/8" film of water to baking dish to keep meatballs moist. Bake for 12-15 minutes. When meatballs are done, plate the pasta, top with meatballs, and spread remaining pasta sauce evenly. Top with extra pecorino Romano cheese and basil as desired.

     Try different Monte Bene pasta sauce flavors to mix up this classic dish!

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