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Layers of frozen ravioli, ground beef and cheese make this twist on traditional lasagna an easy weeknight dinner
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  1. Ravioli Lasagna Casserole Recipe
  2. Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients
  3. How to Make Ravioli Lasagna
  4. Tips for Making Ravioli Bake
  5. What to Serve with Ravioli Lasagna Casserole
  6. More Easy Dinner Ideas
  7. Ravioli Lasagna Casserole Recipe

Our Ravioli Lasagna recipe is made with layers of frozen cheese ravioli in place of the usual lasagna noodles. It’s a delicious and easy alternative to a traditional lasagna and makes the perfect easy weeknight meal! (I like to call it Ravioli Bake or “cheaters lasagna” because it is a total no-fail recipe!)

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My family loves eating this meal so much, but I love making it! It is super quick and easy and the prep time is less than 15 minutes! You can have dinner on the table in less than an hour in total!

Ravioli Lasagna Casserole Recipe

Lasagna is a type of wide, flat noodle that is said to be one of the oldest types of pasta! Now, I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word lasagna, I don’t think of the noodle itself, but rather I think of one of my all-time favorite dinner dishes!

My mom had the best lasagna recipe growing up. I used to love it when she would make it for our family dinners. But, one thing’s for sure, when she made lasagna it was a process! It took quite a bit of time to prepare all of the ingredients needed for her famous lasagna.

I have no shortage of lasagna recipes as well! With my son a vegetarian, we all enjoy our Vegetarian Lasagna together (which is nice not to have to make two separate dinners).

We have also recently become a fan of the instant pot and have a great Instant Pot Lasagna recipe that not only tastes amazing, but you have to see it to believe how awesome it looks.

However, I am always on the lookout for new and easier ways to make this classic favorite pasta casserole that I love so much.

When I came across ravioli lasagna at Costco a few weeks ago I was super excited. I couldn’t wait to make my own version of it! What an amazing idea – mixing my favorite lasagna with my other favorite, ravioli, seemed like a no brainer!

After trying this multiple times (and having it approved by the troops) I can sincerely say that I won’t be switching back to traditional lasagna recipe anytime soon. This ravioli bake is much easier and it makes for one heck of a cheesy, delicious dinner!

The substitution of ravioli for the traditional lasagna noodles means two major things.

First, it means that you don’t have to worry about boiling and cooking the noodles first. You can simply put the frozen ravioli right in the dish!

Second, it means extra cheesy goodness. Instead of boring old noodles you have cheese filled noodles!

You are totally going to love this recipe! It’s changed the way I think about making lasagna and it has made me love two of my favorite pasta dishes even more.

ravioli lasagna on a spoon

Read on below to find the ingredients list and detailed instructions for how to make this one of a kind dish!

Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for your ravioli lasagna are pretty similar to what you would need for a traditional lasagna dish. One major difference is obviously that you’ll forego the traditional lasagna noodles in place of ravioli!

Also, since your ravioli will already be filled with cheese, you won’t have to worry about a cheese filling like ricotta or cottage cheese!

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 24-ounce jar of spaghetti sauce or your favorite marinara sauce (divided, with 2 ½ cups set aside)
  • One 25 ounce bag of square frozen ravioli (divided into 3) I use cheese-filled!
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese (divided into 2 ½ cups and 1 full cup)
  • Garnish with chopped parsley (optional)

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How to Make Ravioli Lasagna

First, you will want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Next, in a medium or large skillet, brown ground beef with garlic and Italian seasoning. Be sure to drain the excess fat after you’ve finished browning.

browning beef in a skillet

Reserve 1 cup of spaghetti sauce and set it aside to use later. Then, add the rest of the remaining sauce to the browned ground beef. Stir all of these ingredients together well, and heat through.

add spaghetti sauce to the skillet

Next, in a 9×13 pan, spread ½ cup of the reserved spaghetti sauce evenly over the bottom of the pan.

spread spaghetti sauce at the bottom of baking pan

Now begin the layering!

First Layer

Using one-third of the ravioli, make a single layer over the sauce. Try to make sure that you are setting the ravioli out evenly in rows right next to each other.

You don’t want to just dump the ravioli in or have it overlapping or laying on top of each other.

first layer of ravioli lasagna

Second layer

Top of the ravioli with half of the ground beef mixture. Then, sprinkle with ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese.

second layer of ravioli lasagna

Repeat!

Then you’ll start again from the beginning again by making a single layer of ravioli over the cheese. Top with the rest of the ground beef. Sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.

Finally, place the final one-third of the ravioli on top in nice even rows. Then, top with remaining ½ cup of reserved spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with remaining one cup of mozzarella cheese.

final layer of ravioli lasagna

Bake the casserole at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbling around the edges.

baked ravioli lasagna

Garnish and serve!

Tips for Making Ravioli Bake

This is such an easy recipe, but I always like to provide some tips to make it even easier!

  • Count out your ravioli into three piles so that you know exactly what you have to work with for each layer.
  • If some of your frozen ravioli are stuck together you can microwave them for 10-15 seconds, enough to pull them apart.
  • Make sure that when you are placing the ravioli in your lasagna, that you place them next to each in even rows and just barely touching. You don’t want them overlapping or on top of one another!
showing the inside of the lasagna

What to Serve with Ravioli Lasagna Casserole

This dish in and of itself is amazing, and it really doesn’t need much assistance. However, I am a sucker for garlic bread and I will take any excuse I get to make it!

This recipe is almost screaming for a loaf of cheesy, buttery garlic bread to go with it! Check out my garlic pull-apart bread for the perfect recipe!

I also love to serve it with a Greek-style salad, green beans or some roasted vegetables to round it out. Finish it off by serving with our other favorite lasagna recipe – Chocolate Lasagna!

ravioli lasagna on a plate

More Easy Dinner Ideas

5 from 4 votes
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Ravioli Lasagna Casserole

Serves — 8
Layers of frozen ravioli, ground beef and cheese make this twist on traditional lasagna an easy weeknight dinner
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 24-ounce jar spaghetti sauce divided, with 2 ½ cups set aside
  • 1 25-ounce bag square frozen ravioli divided into 3 I use cheese filled!
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese divided into 2 ½ cups and 1 full cup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Next, in a medium skillet, brown ground beef with garlic and Italian seasoning. Be sure to drain the excess fat after you’ve finished browning.
  • Reserve 1 cup of spaghetti sauce and set it aside to use later. Add the rest of the remaining sauce to the browned ground beef. Stir all of these ingredients together well, and heat through.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread ½ cup of the reserved spaghetti sauce evenly over the bottom of the pan.

First Layer

  • Using one-third of the ravioli, make a single layer over the sauce. Try to make sure that you are setting the ravioli out evenly in rows right next to each other. You don’t want to just dump the ravioli in or have it overlapping or laying on top of each other.
  • Next layer the top of the ravioli with half of the ground beef mixture. Then, sprinkle with ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese.

Second Layer

  • Start again from the beginning again by making a single layer of ravioli over the cheese. Top with the rest of the ground beef. Sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.

Third Layer

  • Place the final one-third of the ravioli on top in nice even rows. Then, top with remaining ½ cup of reserved spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with remaining one cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake the casserole at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted and the casserole is bubbling around the edges.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg

Get ready to fall in love with this recipe! I know I have. It combines two of my all-time favorite pasta dishes into one, not to mention it is SO easy to put together.

I’m willing to bet that Ravioli Lasagna is going to become a family favorite, just as it has around my house!

Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Mine came out really dry. I must have overcooked it. Any suggestions on how to salvage the leftovers?? I was thinking I could try adding more sauce on top, heat it up, and hope that gives it some moisture. Any suggestions?? I don’t want to throw it out.

  2. 5 stars
    Can this be assembled a day a head and then cooked the next day?
    I have made it before & it was delicious but only same day

    1. Yes, you can assemble this the day before and cover it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake!

    1. You should be able to get three layers, but this will depend on your pan and the raviolis that you are using. Either way, 2 or 3 layers…doesn’t really matter! It will all taste the same.