Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe


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This Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe gives you all the flavors of classic lasagna in just a fraction of the time. Refrigerated, ricotta filled ravioli take the place of putzing around with boiling pasta, arranging the hot lasagna noodles, and mixing up ricotta filling! This is family dinner, made easy!

Large white baking dish filled with ravioli sausage and cheese lasagna garnished with fresh basil

You’ll Love This

  • It’s so quick and easy! This is the perfect super simple weeknight dinner when you’re short on time but want to get a family dinner on the table. Pasta is one of the few foods that my daughter will always eat and she loves the “mini meatballs” of ground sausage that are in this recipe so it’s one that I make pretty frequently. Honestly, with a 4-year-old, I plan my meals around foods that I am sure she will eat and this one is always on our monthly meal plan!
  • It’s the perfect cozy, Sunday night dinner recipe! This recipe is simple enough for a busy weeknight but also comforting enough for Sunday night dinner. We don’t always gather around the family dinner table, but one thing that always brings everyone around is the tasty aroma of this sausage ravioli lasagna recipe.
  • You can use any kind of refrigerated ravioli for this lazy lasagna recipe! I love mushroom ravioli, sausage ravioli, and of course ricotta ravioli, but any of your favorites will work here. One of my readers (who got early access to this recipe a couple weeks ago because she’s on my email list) suggested using spinach ravioli to bump up the veggie flavor, and I agree – that would be a great addition!
Close up shot of a large white baking dish filled with ravioli sausage and cheese lasagna garnished with fresh basil

Instructions

Saute onion for a few minutes. Add garlic, oregano, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for another minute, stirring frequently.

Large sauté pan onion garlic and dried herbs in it

Add sausage and cook, crumbling with a spatula until it is browned and cooked through.

Large sauté pan with browned groudn sausage onion and garlic

Add spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.

Large sauté pan filled with meat sauce for ravioli

Spread one heaping cup of meat sauce (about 1/3 of sauce) across the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Add 12 ravioli on top of the sauce.

Large white pan filled with ingredients to make ravioli lasagna

Add cottage cheese, mozzarella, and half the Parmesan cheese.

Large white pan filled with ingredients to make ravioli lasagna

Then add spinach leaves and another heaping cup of sauce.

Large white pan filled with ingredients to make ravioli lasagna

Add the remaining 12 ravioli.

Large white pan filled with ingredients to make ravioli lasagna

Then spread remaining sauce over the ravioli.

Large white pan filled with ingredients to make ravioli lasagna

Top with remaining Parmesan and fresh mozzarella.

White baking dish filled with homemade ravioli lasagna ready to go in the oven

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the sauce is hot and bubbly. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!

Large white baking dish filled with ravioli sausage and cheese lasagna garnished with fresh basil

Tips

  • I prefer to use refrigerated ravioli for this recipe. It cooks very quickly in the oven and seems to have more flavor than frozen ravioli. If you do end up using frozen ravioli, just plan to add some extra bake time to account for the frozen pasta.
  • Be sure to check the cooking time on your refrigerated ravioli. I like to use Rana 4 cheese ravioli which cooks in 4 minutes. If your ravioli takes longer to cook (when traditionally boiled) it will also take a bit longer to bake in the oven. I would recommend checking the pasta after 30 minutes as directed in the recipe but test the pasta to see if it’s cooked through before broiling. You can poke it with a fork to feel for doneness or you can cut off a corner of the ravioli and give it a taste to see. You want the ravioli to be cooked through but still al dente so it’s got a toothsome bite.
  • You can totally make this recipe vegetarian. Follow the recipe instructions, just minus the meat and you’ll end up with a hearty vegetarian dinner that your family will love. You can also add ground beef in place of the sausage if you prefer.
  • This is the perfect make-ahead dish! Feel free to assemble this lasagna and refrigerate it for up to 3 days before baking. Because the ravioli is already refrigerated, this lasagna makes for an ideal dish to be prepared ahead of time. I love a delicious Mediterranean Lasagna or Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups, but this is our family’s go-to recipe for a quick and easy lasagna dinner!
White plate with ravioli sausage and cheese lasagna garnished with fresh basil

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Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe



  • Author:
    Kylie Lato

  • Prep Time:
    5 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    45 minutes

  • Total Time:
    50 minutes

  • Yield:
    8 servings 1x

Description

This Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe gives you all the flavors of classic lasagna in just a fraction of the time. Refrigerated, ricotta filled ravioli take the place of putzing around with boiling pasta, arranging the hot lasagna noodles, and mixing up ricotta filling! This is family dinner, made easy!



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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 lb. ground Italian sausage
  • 24 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 2025 oz. refrigerated ravioli (24  raviolis)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley and basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add onion along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes. 
  4. Add garlic, oregano, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for another minute, stirring frequently.
  5. Add sausage and cook, crumbling with a spatula until it is browned and cooked through.
  6. Add spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.
  7. Spread one heaping cup of meat sauce (about 1/3 of sauce) across the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.
  8. Add 12 ravioli on top of the sauce.
  9. Add cottage cheese, mozzarella, and half the Parmesan cheese.
  10. Then add spinach leaves and another heaping cup of sauce.
  11. Add the remaining 12 ravioli.
  12. Then spread remaining sauce over the ravioli and top with remaining Parmesan and fresh mozzarella.
  13. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the sauce is hot and bubbly.
  14. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy!

Notes

I prefer to use refrigerated ravioli for this recipe. It cooks very quickly in the oven and seems to have more flavor than frozen ravioli. If you do end up using frozen ravioli, just plan to add some extra bake time to account for the frozen pasta.

Be sure to check the cooking time on your refrigerated ravioli. I like to use Rana 4 cheese ravioli which cooks in 4 minutes. If your ravioli takes longer to cook (when traditionally boiled) it will also take a bit longer to bake in the oven. I would recommend checking the pasta after 30 minutes as directed in the recipe but test the pasta to see if it’s cooked through before broiling. You can poke it with a fork to feel for doneness or you can cut off a corner of the ravioli and give it a taste to see. You want the ravioli to be cooked through but still al dente so it’s got a toothsome bite.

You can totally make this recipe vegetarian. Follow the recipe instructions, just minus the meat and you’ll end up with a hearty vegetarian dinner that your family will love. You can also add ground beef in place of the sausage if you prefer.

This is the perfect make-ahead dish! Feel free to assemble this lasagna and refrigerate it for up to 3 days before baking. Because the ravioli is already refrigerated, this lasagna makes for an ideal dish to be prepared ahead of time. I love a delicious Mediterranean Lasagna or Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups, but this is our family’s go-to recipe for a quick and easy lasagna dinner!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top + Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: lazy lasagna, baked ravioli lasagna, lasagna made with ravioli





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