Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ravioli Lasagna

As a busy mom of two, sometimes, I just want a quick and easy meal for dinner. As the wife of an Italian, pasta is a staple and a regular part of our diet. This is a family favorite that is easy to prepare with ingredients that are on hand.

Ravioli Lasagna
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 package of frozen ravioli
1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese

Spread 1/2 c marinara sauce in bottom of the pan. Add layers of ravioli, sauce and cheese. Repeat.

Cover with foil and bake at 400F for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook another 5 to 10 minutes.

Or, cover and freeze. When ready to prepare from frozen, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, remove foil and continue baking until cheese is melted, about 25 minutes more.

I tend to use a glass pan that is just smaller than 9 x 13 (7 x 10 maybe?) to get a deeper lasagna. You can mix it up by using different types of ravioli, we frequently just use regular cheese ravioli, but you can get spinach ravioli, meat ravioli, or a combination for a different experience.

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FishMama said...

I've heard about this recipe before. My friend called it "Lazy Mom's Lasagna." Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Marge said...

Wow! This sound so easy and so good! Thanks for the recipe.