Skillet Ravioli and Sausage + Video

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This skillet ravioli comes together in one pan and is loaded with a mind-blowing flavor explosion. Make it tonight in just 30 minutes!

skillet ravioli close up on wooden spoon


Looking for an easy recipe that makes an impressive meal in no time? This skillet dinner with sausage and ravioli is the one for you!

It is loaded with zesty hot Italian
sausage, smoky fire roasted tomatoes, tender cheese filled pasta,
multiple layers of ooey goey cheese, and fresh peppery basil sprinkled
over top.

Plus, there’s enough hands-off time that you can have the kitchen cleaned before you sit down to eat.

Don’t worry – I’ve got plenty more skillet dinner recipes that are perfect for busy nights when you need to feed the whole family.

We also have a slow cooker sausage and ravioli recipe, just toss it in and have dinner ready for later.

Whether you’re craving Mexican, Cajun, or classic comfort food, there’s sure to be a combination you will love!

How To Make Skillet Ravioli

First, brown the meat in a little oil and drain off any excess grease. Stir in all of the tomato ingredients with the spices, then add the water and pasta.

Cover and cook for about 10 minutes before adding the shredded cheese. Broil until golden brown and bubbly, then top with fresh basil and Parmesan. That’s all there is to it!

Enjoy this skillet dinner on its own or add a salad and some crusty bread to round out your plate.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Hot Italian sausage – Grab your favorite spicy blend, whether it’s made with chicken, pork, or turkey. You could also substitute a mild or sweet mixture if you don’t want the extra heat.
  • Fire roasted diced tomatoes – Using these in place of crushed or plain diced tomatoes gives recipes an extra depth of flavor so it seems like they’ve been cooked all day long!
  • Italian cheese blend – While I typically caution against bagged shreds, this recipe is an exception. It’s more budget-friendly to grab a package, but feel free to substitute 1 pound of your favorite Italian cheeses instead. I like to do 8 ounces of mozzarella, 4 ounces provolone, and 4 ounces Romano or Asiago.
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Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this recipe!

FAQ – Common Recipe Questions

Can I save leftover skillet ravioli?

Bold of you to assume there will be leftovers! If so, transfer them to an airtight container once cooled and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Reheat individual servings of skillet ravioli in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through and melty once again.

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How can I double this recipe?

That would be tricky since everything just manages to fit in a large pan. You could probably pull it off with a very large and wide dutch oven (over 6 quarts) but pay extra close attention to how the pasta is cooked.

Otherwise, the safest route would be to measure out double the ingredients and divide them between two pans. Then, broil each one separately since that step only requires a few minutes.

My meat and potatoes loving husband insisted that this was the meal I serve at our holiday get together.  We love one-pot meals. I mean delicious dinner and easy clean up. How can you beat that?

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Skillet Ravioli and Sausage + Video

Donna Elick
This skillet ravioli comes together in one pan and is loaded with a mind-blowing flavor explosion. Make it tonight in just 30 minutes!
5 stars from 3 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Method Oven, Stovetop
Servings 8


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 ounce package bulk hot Italian sausage, chicken, turkey or pork
  • 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 16 ounces shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 25 ounces frozen mini round cheese ravioli
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped


  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to skillet. Stir occasionally until cooked through.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Add water and ravioli. Stir and cover. Cook 10 minutes or until ravioli is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Add 4 ounces of Italian cheese blend to skillet and gently fold in to combine. Sprinkle the remaining 12 ounces over the top of the skillet.
  • Broil in oven for 2-4 minutes until the top is bubbly and golden brown. Watch carefully cheese can turn crispy in a blink.
  • Remove from oven with oven mitts!! Sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese over top, garnish with fresh basil, serve and enjoy.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 769cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1819mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 11mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published December 2012, updated and republished September 2021

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  1. I like that you saved time by using the premade ravioli because I'm not ambitious enough to make my own anyway 🙂 Great recipe.

    1. Hi Chris,

      I used to make ravioli from scratch, but who has the time for that? I just found a good brand that tastes delicious and use that. Thanks for stopping by.

      Chad is crazy about that skillet, unlike any Italian food I have made before.

  2. The Ravioli and Sausage Skillet is to die for! Who'd have thought? A recipe so quick and easy that tastes so delicious!

  3. My kids are not interested in eating vegetables they just want fast food, now I decide to put something spicy at home. I follow your recipes.

  4. This looks delicious! I was wondering…the video says bake (no temp or time specified), but the instructions say broil. Which is it? Thanks! Gloria

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe looks and sounds amazing. But I was just wondering if you happened to know how much potassium is in each serving? My husband needs a kidney transplant and is on a low potassium and low phosphate diet. I’m hoping that you know or can find out. I believe that this is a recipe he would love!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this recipe is a game changer! I felt like a professional chef making this skillet ravioli and sausage dish. Donna and Chad from The Slow Roasted Italian always deliver the best recipes.

  7. 5 stars
    i just made this skillet ravioli and sausage dish, and it was a breeze! i added some extra veggies like bell peppers and mushrooms for an extra pop of flavor.

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