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Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

When you taste this casserole, you'll think it came from a complicated, from-scratch recipe. Really, though, it starts with frozen ravioli and has only three other ingredients. —Patricia Smith, Asheboro, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (25 ounces) frozen sausage or cheese ravioli
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer a third of the spaghetti sauce, half of the ravioli and beef, and 1/2 cup cheese; repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 438 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1178mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.

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[email protected] User ID: 4348121 269704
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2017

"This Recipe was really good. I wouldn't change a thing. Although if I wished. I could add a little more spice. Real easy to make."

Jellybug User ID: 53068 269649
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2017

"Perfect recipe for busy week night. Delicious and easy describes this dish!"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 264473
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"This recipe is a winner! Is so easy, delicious and lends itself to customize to your family's taste. I added the meat with the sauce and also some chopped red pepper, onion and Italian seasoning. I used cheese ravioli. I used about 1.5 jars of sauce because we like our pasta pretty saucy and the picture did not seem to be but I don't think it was actually necessary. I will make this again and again and tweak the recipe according to what I have on hand and who I am serving."

Michelle User ID: 9130595 264364
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"I was skeptical anything this easy would be good, but tried it as an option to freeze and send to my grad school son. I made as directed, except since I cook a lot and had much on hand, I added garlic and onion powder, Worcestershire, sugar, fresh basil and oregano to the sauce, as I had that on hand. Really whatever you do to jarred sauce or nothing would work. I used cheese ravioli and 90% lean ground beaf. I also threw in about 1/4 cup of parmesan with the mozzarella because I had it. This was really good for what could be a 4 ingredient recipe.

This could be adapted so many ways, but it is surprisingly good for such a simple recipe!"

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 264284
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2017

"I love how easy and delicious this meal was!! I used a mix of sausage and beef, and jar sauce, however, I used a jar and a half of sauce. I love how versatile this dish is. If I had my homemade sauce or meat sauce on hand I would use that. I think it would also be good with chicken!!"

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 264110
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017 Edited Apr. 4, 2017

"This is a great weeknight dinner that is quick easy when you keep everything on hand to make it. Freezes great, too!"

geipa User ID: 8956666 263367
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"quick, easy and good. Will try adding some sausage next time. Great recipe."

mjflowers User ID: 5877763 263271
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"This dish is easy and quick to assemble. My family loved it and it makes enough to feed six of us (this includes 4 hungry teenagers!) it's nice to use frozen ravioli since you can have a couple of bags stashed in freezer at all times! Thanks for sharing!"

lettuceleaf User ID: 6561007 261442
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"Super easy and really tasty. I used pepperoni instead of beef. easy to adapt with different meat and different ravioli fillings. This will be a regular!"

marciejj10 User ID: 4759462 261329
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"This was so good. I used a olive oil and garlic sauce and Italian sausage. These gave it all the flavor it needed. I used the cheese Raviolis which I think would be what this dish needs. We just couldn't stop eating it. This is going to be on my table a lot. Thank you for this wonderful recipe."

AUgirl2 User ID: 1858844 259133
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"Really easy. Love. Virtually no cleanup. Love more. I added some seasonings and such to the sauce but just to spice things up. Good concept but we were disappointed overall. Think it was the frozen cheese ravioli. Not a big selection in our region for frozen pasta. Think I'll try a chicken artichoke alfredo version next time and use a refrigerated pasta instead of frozen. Also will cut the recipe in half for the two of us. Not bad though! Will keep working at it."

hazel User ID: 9007243 258836
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"Great idea I'm glad I tried it. My modification: I used different types of ravioli flavors from Trader Joes for each layer. One layer cheese and spinach ravioli then sauce and cheese, next layer mushroom and cheese ravioli, sauce and cheese, etc.... I used about 4 different types (all vegetarian for my son ) and family loved it! For the meat eaters I poured TJ 's turkey bolognese sauce and sprinkled Parmesan cheese over the top of individual portion before serving."

lauramarielawson User ID: 5246360 257737
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

"Really good and really easy. Will try with Italian sausage next time to spice it up a little. My three year old and five year old loved it."

nochismas User ID: 292487 256516
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"This recipe was fast and easy! I did half ground beef, and half no meat (for my daughter) Needless to say it's just about gone. I used spinach & cheese ravioli's. Great Recipe! Very easy!"

gqern20 User ID: 7350957 255034
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016 Edited Apr. 4, 2017

"Made this the first time and it turned out delicious. It was very simple to make and prepare. Definitely will add this to my repitoire. Thanks again for another great and simple recipe."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 248895
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"Amazingly good for so simple ingredients and much better than plain ravioli and sauce."

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 248060
Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"Simply fantastic. Used Italian sausage instead of ground beef. Too easy."

patstar User ID: 1441114 247268
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2016

"Where can you buy the "Frozen Cheese Ravioli"?"

ferryal User ID: 3337544 247149
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"Absolutely FANTASTIC! This recipe is so versatile that can be altered with different ingredients according to ones liking. I made it for dinner last night & my husband kept on raving about it. Here are my changes, used ground turkey (dietary restrictions) instead of beef, portobello mushroom ravioli & low fat shredded Italian blend cheese, little Romano cheese, Tuscan herb mixture. Cooked the ground turkey then added the pasta sauce to it in the same pot. Followed the recipe from there & sprinkled 2 tablespoons of grated Romano cheese on top. I made this yesterday morning and left it in the fridge, brought it to room temp. 2 hours before baking. Frankly, I rather make this than lasagna, since its easier, lighter & tastier. Patricia, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe. This is a keeper in my recipe file."

LindaCincinnati User ID: 8431987 247057
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"I agree with Southern Master. Seems like lately a lot of people who haven't made the recipes are just using the recipes as soap boxes to trash the salt content and not rate the recipe. Go to low or no salt recipe websites and let the people who want to try the recipes do it."

smvlpn User ID: 201102 247044
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016


SouthernMaster User ID: 7668346 247042
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"@ botanner: First, if you're going to "review" a recipe that you haven't tried, have the decency to give it four or five stars so it doesn't lower the overall rating. Second, just about all Italian recipes can be high in sodium, so what's your point? Third, incredible amount of salt?? There are cheese ravioli brands that aren't high in sodium per serving, ditto for spaghetti sauce. Or make your own sauce! I have to watch my sodium, but I'll make this dish, maybe with adjustments, maybe not!"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 246677
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"This was easy to make while on vacation. Didn't take any pantry ingredients, which was great since we stayed in a place that had nothing but the pans provided. It was enjoyed by everyone."

perkinsw User ID: 4771091 245392
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"easy to put together, tastes like it took you forever. It was a great crowd pleaser."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 245296
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Boiled ravioli first (and reduced baking time to 20 mins). Swapped ground Italian sausage for ground beef. Added a pinch of brown sugar and 2t Italian seasoning to sauce. Would be great to double and freeze."

Hcksslr User ID: 7422823 244398
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"I've also made this using pierogies. Layering them like lasagna noodles. You can even make this meatless for a Lenten meal."

teddypompom6 User ID: 8703188 242768
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"This was very good. Definitely make this again! The only modification I made to the recipe was I used a small amount of ground beef."

DawnRoy User ID: 3024717 241064
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"Can you use fresh ravioli? Or do you have to cook it first?"

[email protected] User ID: 3627032 240923
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This was SO delicious! I ended up having leftover frozen ravioli so I followed the recipe and reduced the amounts. I fit it into one of my special pots that is oven-safe, and my husband loved it! I'd forgotten to cover it before baking, and he was thrilled with the results: nice 'n' brown cheese on top!"

twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 240024
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"easy Peasy!! I did add additional sauce.....we like our pasta throughly covered.....and practically swimming in sauce!"

pdmgeg User ID: 5617006 239500
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Simple and quite delicious. Made it as written, but added some chopped onion and garlic to ground meat when browning. Great comfort food."

danali2001 User ID: 2512314 239337
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"This was a quick and delicious recipe. I used Italian sausage instead of hamburger to give it more flavor."

Mama6Kellys User ID: 7076569 239275
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Thank you for posting this recipe - it's simplicity and cost-effectiveness makes it excellent

followed steps of recipe exactly - doubled ingredients to feed our larger family of 9 (7 kids) - changed meat to 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb ground hot sausage - also changed Spaghetti Sauce to cans of Pastene Kitchen Ready Ground Tomatoes - debated changing cheese to Italian Blend or adding Italian Seasonings but decided against it for 1st time - sometimes it's simplicity of recipes that make them delicious - don't want to ruin recipe by overpowering it
Did use 4 cup bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, which is more than double - also sprayed pan (to grease it) & underside of foil used to cover pan with Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil Spray
Great suggestions by all reviewers :)"

kbulla User ID: 2981877 238585
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Very easy and a big hit. I used Rosetto cheese ravioli and was very pleased with the results."

lfensler User ID: 8420508 238538
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"This is absolutely delicious. Our kids loved it. It is so simple and easy, and perfect for a fast dinner, or potluck. I used an Italian Spaghetti sauce, and for ravioli, I used frozen 4 cheese ravioli and a package of frozen spinach and cheese ravioli, and it was a winning combination of ravioli. I used a little more mozzarella than called for as our family likes cheese. You won't be disappointed!"

mjkollander User ID: 7289261 238534
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I made this for dinner last night and it was awesome! I added some fresh parmesan and provolone slices to the top. The entire family loved it!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 236850
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"I made this for a mercy meal, and it disappeared almost at once. easy to make, for sure. I used spinach and cheese ravioli, and instead of a jar of sauce, I used my own roasted veggie sauce. Definitely a keeper!"

kimwarman User ID: 8553665 234051
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"We have 6 people in our family, and there is always one that complains every night about what we eat for supper. But not tonight. The family absolutely loved this!!! I tweeked the recipe a little bit. I used a bigger pan and i used one whole jar of sauce on the bottom, then layered the frozen bag of ravioli on top off sauce and pushed down into the sauce then layered the hamburger on ravioli. Poured another jar of sauce all over the layers. Used the whole 2 cup bag of cheese, plus a little bit more, which made a nice layer over everything. To top it off, I covered the shredded cheese with single layer of pepperoni. Cooked 45 minutes at 400, and served. Before supper was over, everyone wanted to know when we could have this meal again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 233177
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"If you like lasagna you will like this and it is fast and easy."

rellik1000 User ID: 8540505 232954
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Thanks,More like a ravioli casserole.

Layered frozen,heat n serve meatballs cut in half,instead of the beef.
Pepperoni under the top layer of 4 cheese Italian blend.
Dont forget the parmesan,Texas toast to sop up the sauce.
10 minute prep.One dish cleanup.
Cant get any easier than this."

rochelle0520 User ID: 8111177 85038
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"My family ABSOLUTELY loves this dish. Doubled up on the recipe and made 2 trays as I have a home with 4 hungry males. They love this "Can't go wrong dish". easy and a great comfort food dish. Highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. A keeper!! "Add a side salad and garlic bread and you have a home run"

mlad1 User ID: 6027102 52902
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Very easy to make, will make again, I used beef ravioli ."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 56873
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Winner, winner * Just made this one earlier in the week. I skipped the meat and let me tell you it was wonderful. Gooey cheesy Good * Super quick and easy. No fuss, no mess just lots of good eats * A Keeper.


JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 56870
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"After reading the reviews, I really thought that when the dish cooked and then set, it would cut more like a lasagna. When plated, it fell apart. It was tasty and was received well enough from my family, but nothing very memorable. I appreciated the ease of the recipe and would make again though."

Rorololee User ID: 6376831 129120
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"Like like like"

edx User ID: 1118071 84837
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"Very good and easy to make."

momma-of-3 User ID: 7830380 100132
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"thank you this sounds really yummy can't wait to try it I'm sure the family will love it"

kidnurse00 User ID: 7843402 86177
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Very easy and good. Motleygirl123 no cooking ravioli. It cooks in the sauce in the oven. If it doesn't say to cook it don't. If you precook it the pasta will be

swollen and overdone chewy. Not a stupid question at all. I learned from experience!! :-)"

motleygirl123 User ID: 7843274 62644
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"Can I ask a stupid question? do you cook the Ravioli first?"

Terry14212 User ID: 7746185 100128
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"Just made this for dinner! So easy to make and the kids loved it! They said it was a " keeper""

Terri Ann User ID: 2722976 52897
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"This is so easy to make and my family just loved it. Terri Ann"

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 84835
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Very quick to put together and tasted really good. Will certainly make again."

reddevil43 User ID: 7678103 39017
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"When I found this recipe I knew I had to make it. Now I did switch it up a little bit using Italian Sausage instead of hamburger, also didn't have the spaghetti sauce that I needed to make it, but to make what the recipe called for I used Alfredo Sauce an substituted the cheese for a mix of Provel, and Mozzarella cheese. This made it very creamy and had extra sause for it which is what I like. Overall very good recipe and I will definately be making this again"

kvanvuren User ID: 5637536 56868
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I thought this was very good and tasted much like the more hard to prepare lasagna. I added italian seasoning to the ground turkey and added sliced provolone cheese in between the ravioli layers with italian mix cheese on top. My husband and son were less excited about it than I was but I thought that was because they don't do the cooking and so they don't know the time and effort that goes into making 'real' lasagna!!"

end102 User ID: 6884940 36011
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"Used 2% cheese to cut down on cal & fat. Will use finely shredded next time."

yooper38 User ID: 3047774 42383
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I have made this several times in the past few months since I first spotted this recipe online. I have jazzed it up a bit since I first tried it. The first time I made it strictly by the book...,Ned while it was good, I felt like it was lacking something. Taking my own cue for the traditional lasagna I typically make, the next time I made this I added some chopped onion and baby portabella mushrooms, and I used one package of ground beef plus I added one pound of bulk Italian sausage. Once thry were all cooked together, I layered the ravioli ( cheese only) the sauce, the mozarela cheese, plus I also added a package of provolone cheese slices, divided, and I topped twitch one half a jar of Alfredo sauce. I then repeated the ayers , endings with the red sauce and cheese, and baked as directed. It' is a lot easier than putting the traditional lasagna recipe together. I have served this to several friends, and they all love it! Thanks for posting the original recipe, which has since morphed into my new favorite lasagna recipe!"

Opossum User ID: 6985651 204969
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"I honestly didn't think something this easy could turn out so ridiculously rich and delicious. It's cheesy, indulgent, gooey, comfort food taken to the tenth power.

I made two pans, one using Italian sausage (that I seasoned with onions and Italian spices) for a carnivore friend and a meatless version for myself. Both were wonderful and garnered big thumbs up!! Thanks to the other reviewers for suggesting sausage instead of beef, it really added richness to the dish.
Other minor changes: I used two types of ravioli: cheese and portabella-cheese. I used one jar of marinara and one jar of vodka sauce and a shredded blend of mozzarella, parmesan, and romano.
As far as steps, I followed them exactly, and it was easy as pie (and as tasty!). I couldn't believe how great both pans looked when I pulled them out of the oven, or how good the kitchen smelled. A keeper for sure!!"

thepa-pieguy User ID: 7201203 36010
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"OOPS! 5 plus stars..."

thepa-pieguy User ID: 7201203 204968
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"quick and so good, I kicked it up a notch, starting with a meat sauce, then the cheese ravioli, topped with Land of lakes New 4 cheese blend american style slices, grated mozzarela, sauce,a layer of italian sausage crumbled and cooked, sprinkled with italian seasoning, then a layer of beef ravioli. Topped with the same cheese layeres as above, then another layer of cheese raviloi.

Another layer of sauce, grated parm then more italian cheese blend. I also added a extra cup of water to the sauce to ensure that the pasta cooks well. It really doesn't look like it is too thin of a sauce, but it does hlp. This filled my lasagna pan which is larger than a 9x13. Feeds an army.. I put this together the day before I wanted it. and took it out of the fridge about an hour before putting it in my 400 degree oven. I covered it for the first 30 mins with foil sprayed with pam olive oil. Uncovered it and let it brown a little. PLEASE LET IT SIT FOR 15 MINS OR SO TO SET UP. MANGA MANGA!"

Kaerrie User ID: 2133254 56841
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This is very good and extremely simple. I added garlic powder to the beef and used the cheese ravioli. It was delicious. The second time I made this, I did a mixture of beef and Italian sausage and the cheese ravioli with extra cheese and it was fantastic. The third time, I tried the recipe with the sausage ravioli but I think you need the cheese ravioli to accomplish the lasagna taste/effect. We did not like that one nearly as much."

jennyjenjen User ID: 5020433 134682
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"My husband loved this I made it with the sausage instead of hamburger and he just raved about it. He asked when are we having that again. Thank you very much."

jodiw User ID: 1502707 100047
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"We used the ground beef (would be even better with sausage) and added onions, garlic, mushrooms, dried parsley, rosemary and thyme. This dish is easy and hearty! Will make it again this winter (using sausage this time!)."

herdenee User ID: 5337598 38999
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Great with ground turkey and spinach ravioli for something a little less fatty but just as delicious!"

mbranch42 User ID: 3679103 100045
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"Good & easy. I cooked onions with the ground beef & added spinach. Everyone enjoyed"

jdietz User ID: 2029329 56767
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"Yummy! I used beef ravioli and used Italian sausage instead of ground beef. Added onion and mushrooms to the meat as I was frying it. Doubled the sauce and used a 3c package of cheese. Definitely a keeper!"

sunflwerchick User ID: 4096152 56762
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"Good, easy, cheap, and quick! All good things! Added mushrooms, artichoke hearts and lots more cheese mmm good!"

barbara21 User ID: 3359342 62642
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Served this recipe to a friend for her 97th Birthday. Everyone loved it."

cobysmom User ID: 3634107 79392
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"for as quick as it was to prepare it was gone even faster! a favorite in our house"

KansasSunflower User ID: 248812 112825
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"This was so easy and so good! I used an 11x7 casserole, 8 oz mozzarella cheese and non-frozen cheese ravioli. I did cook the ravioli for about 7 minutes before combining in the casserole. This made six servings, so I had two meals to freeze for later. Am anxious to serve this to guests."

okiemon462000 User ID: 2748942 108899
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"a very easy reipe, and very tasty. everyone loved it."

KariBeth User ID: 309472 36007
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"I added more cheese and italian sausage with the groundbeef. It was very easy to make and all my kids said it was "good to eat"."

slug9000 User ID: 3827284 134678
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"Really easy to make. I added mushrooms to mine, and I used soy "ground beef" (vegetarian), and it turned out well. Nothing too exciting, but easy and cheap! Can't go wrong there!"

mrbillybear User ID: 3722748 42382
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2009

"I make something simular using beef ravioli and no other meat"

weeblewoman User ID: 2891560 129118
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"Mmmmm....needs more cheese tho...wonderful, cheap and quick."

gassygranny User ID: 1331689 35282
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"this is a great recipe idea.

I make my own sauce instead."

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