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Ravioli Cupcakes

This week I’m sharing a recipe from a cool kid’s pasta cookbook called Noodlemania. It’s an easy, fun way to make pasta with your kids. I made a very interesting dish called Ravioli Cupcakes. Since ravioli and manicotti are well-liked recipes in my house, I knew these were going to be a huge hit with my family. I couldn’t believe how well they turned out!

Ravioli Cupcakes

When I was making the recipe, I thought that the layers wouldn’t stay together like they were supposed to. But somehow… they managed to stay perfectly.

Ravioli Cupcakes Two

8 easy layers besides the thin layer of canola oil at the bottom. Sauce, ravioli, meat, sauce, cheese, ravioli, meat, and one more layer of sauce. It’s as simple  as breathing oxygen. (well, almost as simple)

Ravioli Cupcakes Three

Add another layer of cheese before baking the cupcakes. You can never have too much cheese!

Ravioli Cupcakes Four

I am a naturally messy cook. Don’t blame me if the pictures look all messed up from the sauce. Blame the sauce.

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These cupcakes were magnificent. Even the famous RecipeGirl liked them!!! Thanks for the recipe Noodlemania! These cupcakes were a little crusty at the edges of the raviolis, but still really good. I just love cupcakes for dinner… don’t you? By the way, I have had tons of traffic here on lately.  Thanks for all of the support guys!!

And even a kid can make cupcakes for dinner that parents love too… Like Me!

ravioli cupcakes

Ravioli Cupcakes (adapted from Noodlemania)
Cupcakes for dinner! Sort of 🙂
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 cupakes


  • cups marinara sauce
  • 36 regular sized cheese ravioli (uncooked)
  • ½ pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • cups grated mozzarella cheese,
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  • Place a spoonful of the sauce in each muffin tin. Place 2 ravioli on top of the sauce in each tin. Then sprinkle a small spoonful of meat, then mozzarella cheese. Repeat with sauce, one ravioli, meat and cheese. Sprinkle the Parmesan on top.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cupcakes are bubbling around the edges. Scoop out and serve!


*I used the refrigerated Buitoni brand of ravioli. If you use bigger ravioli, you may want to only use one in each layer.
Keyword pasta, ravioli
Recipe Rating

Tracy Sherrill

Friday 28th of July 2017

Hi! I made these for dinner! They are great and actually stayed in cupcake form. I'm impressed! Thank you for sharing!


Wednesday 26th of June 2013

A very clever idea-they look amazing. I'm sure my 4 boys will love them


Sunday 23rd of June 2013

Forgive me if I'm out of line, but it's the mom in me - You are just too cute! And I think cooking is a GREAT hobby for both young men and women. I am very impressed with this recipe and have also signed up to follow you on FB. Looking forward to great things from you, Mr. RecipeBoy!! I hope to see you as the youngest contestant for "Master Chef" someday!!


Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Oh my goodness! I made this last night and it was AH-mazing! Yum yum yum! My fiance proudly exclaimed this is his new favorite!! Plus - I used Prego's new Bacon and Provolone Marinara - this is such a great recipe!!! Thanks for posting!!! xoxo


Thursday 13th of June 2013

Good Job RecipeBoy. They look and sound delicious! I'm going to try this recipe.