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Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Try this shortcut ravioli lasagna the next time you’re craving comfort food but don’t feel like cooking.

It’s super tasty and a lazy cook’s dream dinner.

Ravioli Lasagna with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese

As you might imagine, this is slightly different from your typical lasagna with noodles, sauce, and cheese.

However, it’s just as easy to make and entirely worth it. 

It’s the perfect recipe for busy bees or people that maybe don’t love to cook.

That said, it’s insanely good. So make it even if you love spending time in the kitchen. It won’t disappoint.

Easy Baked Ravioli Lasagna (Lazy Shortcut!)

You may be thinking, why mess with a classic dish like lasagna? And that’s a fair question.

After all, it’s hard to beat something so incredible. 

But baked ravioli lasagna is great stuff, too.

It’s still decadent, cheesy, and totally comforting. However, using ravioli instead of lasagna gives it a little more oomph. 

Lasagna noodles are tasty and easy to work with, but they’re just noodles. On the other hand, ravioli is filled pasta, so it’s extra rich and tasty. 

Paired with the robust sauce and melted cheese, it’ll satisfy everyone at the table.

Oh, and did I mention you’ll use frozen ravioli? Yeah, this one is a cinch to make!

Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients - Ground Beef, Spaghetti Sauce, Ravioli, Mozzarella and Basil

Ingredients  

Believe it or not, you’ll only need five ingredients to make this terrific lasagna. (Although, if you want to add extra veggies and seasonings, you certainly can.)

Here are the stars of the show: 

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  • Ground Beef: Whether you use sausage- or cheese-filled ravioli, ground beef adds a salty-meaty element.  
  • Spaghetti Sauce: Pick whichever brand you like best, or make it yourself. Either way, make enough to cover the pasta.
  • Ravioli: Use frozen ravioli. It’s more convenient, and it won’t overcook.
  • Mozzarella: As you’ll see on the recipe card below, I prefer part-skim mozzarella. You should also use freshly shredded instead of pre-shredded because it melts better. 
  • Fresh Basil: If you love basil’s slightly peppery, minty flavor, add some to the cooked lasagna. Don’t add it before putting it in the oven, though – that’ll zap the taste right out of it.
Ravioli Lasagna in a casserole dish, picking up one ravioli with a spoon

Tips for the Best Ravioli Lasagna 

Honestly, this recipe is one of the best ravioli lasagna recipes ever.

And this recipe can easily feed up to 12 people, so it’s great for all kinds of family dinners and parties.

So, here are a few tips to make it even better: 

  • Don’t defrost the frozen ravioli. It’ll cook perfectly from frozen.
  • Double the batch and freeze one for later. Instead of a 2 1/2-quart baking dish, use two 9 x 9-inch dishes. Then, cook half the lasagna, and freeze the other half for a later date.
  • Let the lasagna cool before serving. If you serve it right away, it may be watery and messy. Ten minutes should do the trick.
  • Add veggies to make it more wholesome. Go for onions, peppers, squash, mushrooms, etc. You could even add them to the sauce if you need to hide them from the kids.
  • Season the beef well. I like it kind of spicy, but a simple blend of garlic, onion powder, and Italian seasoning works well.

How to Store and Reheat 

You can make this lasagna ahead of time and freeze it for up to 6 months!

Store it in a freezer-safe container wrapped in two layers of aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn.

When you’re ready to serve it, remove it from the freezer a day ahead of time. Let it defrost in the fridge for a day before putting it in the oven. 

If you have leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container. They should stay fresh in the fridge for 4-5 days.

You can warm the leftovers in the microwave.

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Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

438

kcal

Try this shortcut ravioli lasagna the next time you’re craving comfort food but don’t feel like cooking. It’s super tasty and a lazy cook’s dream dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 (25 ounce) package frozen ravioli

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • minced fresh basil, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200°C) and lightly grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Break down any clumps and cook until uniformly brown.
  • Add the garlic and onion powders, stir well, then take the skillet off the heat and set aside.
  • Spread 1/3 of the sauce over the bottom of the baking dish, then add half of the frozen ravioli.
  • Spread half of the cooked beef over the ravioli, followed by 1/2 cup of mozzarella.
  • Repeat as follows: 1/3 of the sauce, the rest of the ravioli, the rest of the beef, and 1/2 cup of mozzarella.
  • Top the dish with the last 1/3 of the sauce and the last 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Lightly spray some foil with cooking spray, then cover the dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, remove the foil, then bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and add the basil if using.
  • Serve after a resting period of about 15 minutes, and enjoy!
Ravioli Lasagna

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

8 thoughts on “Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe”

  1. I made this for my daughter and grandkids (grown) last week. It was such a hit. Fail safe and delicious. Just throw in some garlic toast and fresh salad and it’s a go! Making it tonight at home for my other daughter and grands.

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  2. Hello Kim~ I absolutely love your recipe ideas. You have gorgeous and delicious looking foods, so I do thank you!! I am going to try and use ground turkey or pork instead of ground beef. I am just sure it’ll be exciting to try your ideas!! Thank you again!!

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  3. This particular recipe looks great. I think the only thing I might do is figure out how to drop in some more dollops of ricotta. And I’m guessing that you’re using the cheese ravioli. I can’t wait to try it

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    • Hi Lissa,

      This recipe is great with cheese ravioli, but you can also try other variations to switch things up! Adding more ricotta sounds like a delicious plan to me. 🙂

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    • Hi there!
      To make this in a slow cooker:

      1. Follow steps 2 and 3
      2. Spray the crockpot with cooking spray and spread about half of the sauce in the bottom.
      3. Top with half of the frozen ravioli and all of the meat.
      4. Top the meat with the rest of the ravioli and then the sauce.
      5. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cook on LOW for 4 hours.

      Let me know how it turns out!

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