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Ravioli Lasagna – Recipe Girl®

In this recipe for Ravioli Lasagna, ravioli is layered with meat sauce and cheese to create a delicious pan of lasagna!

spooning ravioli lasagna out of a dish

Making classic lasagna can be a bit of a chore when you’re just trying to make a weeknight dinner. So isn’t it cool that there’s a much easier way to make it? Try making this ravioli lasagna instead! Frozen cheese ravioli is used in place of traditional lasagna noodles. No cooking of the ravioli is needed. You’ll be using the ravioli totally frozen, and they will defrost and cook during the baking process.

ingredients displayed for making ravioli lasagna

Ingredients needed:

  • lean ground beef
  • marinara sauce
  • frozen cheese ravioli
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil

four photos showing assembly of ravioli lasagna

How to make Ravioli Lasagna:

The full, printable recipe is at the end of this post. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray the inside of an 8×8-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Line a baking tray with foil (bake the casserole on top of this to catch any drips as it cooks).

The first step is preparing the meat sauce. Add the ground beef to a large skillet over high heat. Cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, and using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Turn off the heat and stir in the marinara. 

  1. Spread ⅓ of the meat sauce on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. 

  2. Layer ½ of the still-frozen ravioli on top of the sauce.

  3. Spread ⅓ of the meat sauce on top of the ravioli.

  4. Spread ½ of the mozzarella, and then ½ of the parmesan on top of the meat sauce.

  5. Layer the remaining ½ of the still-frozen ravioli on top of the sauce.

  6. Spread the remaining ⅓ of the meat sauce on top of the ravioli.

  7. Spread the remaining ½ of the mozzarella, and then the remaining ½ of the parmesan on top of the meat sauce. 

 

ravioli lasagna in a dish

Cover the casserole with foil. Place the casserole dish onto the lined baking tray, and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover the casserole and bake until the cheese on top starts to turn golden in spots, about 15 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes, and then sprinkle fresh basil on top to serve. 

ravioli lasagna served in two dishes

Spoon out individual servings. This recipe will serve 4 to 6 people, depending on how large the servings are. In my family, it would serve four!  I suggest sprinkling a little Parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!

serving ravioli lasagna out of dish

Hot tip!

A little tip for this recipe is to make sure you choose a kind of ravioli that you know you like. That can have everything to do with how this ravioli lasagna turns out. I really like the large, round cheese ravioli. They have good noodle coverage for making the lasagna layers, and they’re large enough to have a substantial filling inside of them.

serving of ravioli lasagna in a white dish

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Ravioli Lasagna

Such an easy way to make lasagna!

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Lasagna, ravioli

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 622kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 20 ounces frozen cheese ravioli (unthawed)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray the inside of an 8×8-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Line a baking tray with foil (bake the casserole on top of this to catch any drips as it cooks).

  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet over high heat. Cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, and using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Turn off the heat and stir in the marinara. 

  • Spread ⅓ of the meat sauce on the bottom of the prepared casserole dish.  Layer ½ of the still-frozen ravioli on top of the sauce. Spread ⅓ of the meat sauce on top of the ravioli. Spread ½ of the mozzarella, and then ½ of the parmesan on top of the meat sauce. Layer the remaining ½ of the still-frozen ravioli on top of the sauce. Spread the remaining ⅓ of the meat sauce on top of the ravioli. Spread the remaining ½ of the mozzarella, and then the remaining ½ of the parmesan on top of the meat sauce. 
  • Cover the casserole with foil. Place the casserole dish onto the lined baking tray, and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover the casserole and bake until the cheese on top starts to turn golden in spots, about 15 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes, and then sprinkle fresh basil on top to serve. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 622kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 137mg, Sodium: 1550mg, Potassium: 623mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 815IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 306mg, Iron: 13mg

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