Easy Ravioli Lasagna – thestayathomechef.com

Ravioli Lasagna provides you all of your preferred lasagna tastes, however needs just a portion of the time to make! This dish is hectic household friendly, and it will be your latest preferred meal! 

A slice of ravioli lasagna on a white dinner plate.

We definitely enjoy lasagna. It is so mouthwatering and the ideal home cooking with all of that ooey-gooey cheese. Nevertheless, some days we simply don’t prepare ahead and can’t make the time for a traditional lasagna.  Ravioli lasagna is simply as satisfying and a huge time saver for busy families! So, bust out your favorite frozen ravioli, because this is a total family favorite meal.

  • What type of ravioli should I use in ravioli lasagna?

    We love to keep this classic with cheese ravioli, but you can use any ravioli that you like: beef, spinach and cheese, the possibilities are endless! We use frozen ravioli over fresh packed because they are far less expensive, but both will work in this recipe. 

  • Meat Options:

    You can always stay classic with ground beef, or a mixture of ground beef and sausage. If you are looking for a lighter version, ground turkey and ground chicken are acceptable options as well.

  • Can I use store bought spaghetti sauce or marinara?

    We honestly never use store bought, now that we make our own spaghetti sauce at home! We absolutely love the flavor, and always have extra jars on hand. You can always substitute with your favorite store-bought marina sauce though. If you decide to do this, simply skip adding in all of the individual ingredients in step 2 where you make a spaghetti sauce from scratch, and simply pour in your jar of store-bought spaghetti sauce.

  • Make Ahead and Freezer Instructions:

    Prepare and assemble your ravioli lasagna as directed. Then, cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours before baking.

    To freeze, cover your assembled ravioli lasagna in multiple layers of plastic wrap and a final layer of foil and place in your freezer. When ready to bake, allow to thaw in the fridge overnight. Cooking time will vary, but anticipate a longer cooking time than initially called for.

  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through, typically 90 seconds-2 minutes total. To reheat a large amount at once, utilize an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and heat until warmed through.

If you like this dish, you may be interested in these other delicious casserole recipes:

A spatula holding up a piece of ravioli lasagna.
A spatula holding up a piece of ravioli lasagna.

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean hamburger
  • 1 large white onion , minced
  • 12 ounces canned tomato paste
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 28 ounce canned crushed tomatoes
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 60 ounces frozen cheese ravioli
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in hamburger and onion and cook up until beef is cooked through and onions are soft, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess liquids.

  • Add in garlic and tomato paste and toast 2 minutes. Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper, and basil. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.

  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the meat sauce into the bottom of your 9×13 pan and spread it out to lightly cover. Add in 1/3 of the ravioli. Spoon on 1/3 of remaining meat sauce, top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Continue with this pattern to create 3 complete layers.

  • Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes, up until cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown. Eliminate foil throughout the last 10 minutes of baking.

Calories: 1067kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 39g | Hydrogenated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Salt: 2760mg | Potassium: 1393mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1702IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 442mg | Iron: 28mg

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.