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I have such an Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe for you to try this week with your family. We call it our lazy lasagna recipe, because it is much easier to make while still amazing flavors of a traditional lasagna.

A serving of Ravioli Lasagna on a plate with two slices of bread
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This pasta recipe is one my favorite ways to make lasagna. Making homemade lasagna requires many different steps. But using raviolis save time and I can serve my family’s favorite meal during the week.

You may also love this Crock Pot Lazy Day Lasagna Recipe and let the slow cooker do all the work. For another delicious twist on a classic recipe make this Chicken Lasagna Recipe. Check out more Easy Italian Recipes.

Why Make this Lazy Lasagna:

This easy pasta recipe starts with a layer of frozen raviolis and is then topped with a meaty sauce and cheese. You will love how simple it is to make and the perfect lasagna to serve on a busy weeknight.

Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients - frozen cheese ravioli, beef, crushed tomatoes, Italian Seasoning, garlic salt, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese

Ingredients

  • Frozen Cheese Ravioli
  • Ground Beef
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Salt
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the full list of ingredients and recipe in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Pasta Sauces – When making this recipe you can use marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes.
  • Change Meat – Feel free to use Italian Sausage or mix a small portion in for a meatier lasagna. You can also use ground turkey.
  • Ravioli – You can also choose different types of raviolis to make this recipe. We have used spinach ravioli for a delicious variation.
  • Fresh Herbs – For added flavor mix in fresh herbs such as fresh basil or fresh parsley.
  • Ricotta Cheese – Mix ricotta cheese or cottage cheese with the mozzarella cheese for a cheesier layer.

Step by Step Instructions:

Cooking ground beef in a skillet with wooden spoon

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet brown the beef completely until it’s no longer pink over medium heat. drain off any remaining fat and grease.

Adding the tomatoes and seasoning into the cooked ground beef in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 2 – Stir in all the cans of tomatoes, and seasonings.

Layering the baking dish with raviolis

Step 3 – In a 9×13 baking dish, spray with nonstick spray. Place a layer of ravioli across the bottom in a single layer.

Layering the ground beef mixture, cheese and ravioli in the baking dish

Step 4 – Spoon half the sauce over the ravioli. Then layer half of the mozzarella cheese. Add another layer of ravioli, sauce, then cheese. Add the parmesan cheese on top.

  • Step 9 – Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes to brown the top of the casserole.
  • Step 10 – Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 10- 15 minutes before you serve. Cut and serve.
  • Step 11 – Serve with your favorite side salad and crusty garlic bread.
Ravioli Lasagna in a baking dish

Recipe Tips:

  • Double the Recipe – I’m making a small batch, but you can easily double the ingredients. You can bake in a 9×13 pan for a bigger lasagna meal.
  • Prepare Baking Dish – Make sure before layering ingredients, that you spray the casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Rest Ravioli Casserole – Before serving allow the casserole to rest for about 10 minutes.

What to Serve with Lasagna:

Lasagna is one of my favorite comfort food to make. Adding a side of Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe, Stuffed Cheesy Bread Recipe or Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe makes the dinner complete.

We have made King Hawaiian Rolls Recipe, Crusty Artisan Bread, and The Best 90 Second Bread Recipe when we are feeding a crowd. Add a side of Caesar salad and this is a meal your can made during the week.

Serving the ravioli lasagna from the baking dish

Can You Freeze?

This lazy day lasagna recipe definitely freezes great. Make the recipe as directed except don’t bake. Just allow it to cool completely.

Make sure you are using a foil throw away pan. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the freezer to freeze. I would allow it to thaw slightly and cook for about an hour until it was bubbly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I Need Thaw Frozen Ravioli before Baking?

There is no need to thaw the ravioli before placing in the baking dish.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We like to store in individual servings to quickly heat up the next day. Leftovers will last about 3 days.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare ahead of time. We recommend layering the ingredients and then placing in the fridge. Then it is ready to bake when you are ready to serve.

More Easy Lasagna Recipes:

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Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

4.88 from 41 votes
This ravioli lasagna tastes like traditional lasagna without all the work. This is the best lasagna recipe for a lazy day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 683

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet brown the beef completely and drain off any remaining fat.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and seasonings.
  • Spray a 9X13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place a layer of ravioli across the bottom of the pan.
  • Spoon half the meat sauce over the ravioli.
  • Then layer half of the mozzarella cheese on top of the meat sauce.
  • Add another layer of ravioli, sauce, then cheese.
  • Top with the shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Cover with foil and Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Remove the foil and back for an additional 10-15 minutes to slightly brown the top of the lasagna.
  • Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 10- 15 minutes before you serve. Cut and serve.
  • Serve with your favorite side salad and crusty garlic bread.

Recipe Notes

I usually make this with ground beef but this is delicious made with sausage or with ground turkey as well. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  Reheat in the oven or microwave and enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 683kcal, Carbohydrates 50g, Protein 40g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 16g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 137mg, Sodium 2112mg, Potassium 661mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 769IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 448mg, Iron 13mg

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  1. I used gluten-free cheese raviolis. It turned out great!!! You can’t tell the difference. Family favorite ??

  2. 5 stars
    This is super easy and sooo good. My kids LOVE IT. Even meatless is pretty good. I use vodka sauce and my secret ingredient.. cottage cheese!! It’s delicious!!

  3. Yes, you can half the recipe and place it in a 7X9 pan. The cook time would remain the same. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. We all loved this dish even the grandkids , n myself too, went for seconds. The cheesiest dish I’ve served in a while. Thank you for the recipe. It is a keeper…

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