If you love cheesy lasagna, you are going to love this recipe. It is deliciously cheesy and so easy to make. With only four ingredients, you can throw together Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna any day of the week. It’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
When I was a little, my mom used to make lasagna a few times a year. I always looked forward to it and the smell of it baking in the oven. I could almost taste it as it cooked. Just thinking about it now is making me hungry. All the baked cheese and noodles with sauce, it was amazing. Seriously, amazing!
But it was also so much work. You needed to boil the noodles, make the ricotta cheese mixture and add the ingredients layer by layer. I’m sure it was a labor of love for my mom, but it was also super time consuming. And a lot of work.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. There is an easier and delicious solution. It may seem like a a lazy lasagna or a cheater meal. Sure, it’s not exactly a classic Italian lasagna dish, but sometimes you need a super tasty shortcut to dinner. Sometimes you just need a dish that you can serve on busy nights or for easy entertaining. And when it tastes this good, no one is complaining!
Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna is a delicious and cheesy lasagna that’s made in less than half the time. There is no precooked noodles or ricotta cheese mixture. When you use cheese ravioli noodles half of the work is already done for you. So, you have a lasagna that saves you a ton of time, but doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. That’s a serious win!
Can You Make Lasagna With Ravioli Noodles?
It a word – YES! Using ravioli noodles instead of lasagna is like a shortcut to dinner. Sure, you could use no boil noodles, but when you use ravioli there is even less work.
Ravioli noodles are already filled with delicious ingredients. The cheese ones are often filled with a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. You can also find them filled with spinach and cheese, which adds spinach to the cheesy blend. If you prefer mushrooms or meat in your lasagna, you can also use mushroom or meat filled ravioli. The possibilities are endless.
Whatever ravioli you choose, it becomes one less layer of the lasagna needed. So instead of adding noodles and then a ricotta cheese layer. When you simply add the ravioli pieces and it’s already done for you. How great is that!
You don’t need to precook any noodles. Simply use fresh packaged ravioli and you can throw together you homemade lasagna in under 10 minutes.
Should you bake lasagna covered or uncovered?
This is a question that gets asked a lot. And the answer is BOTH!
Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna takes 30 minutes to bake. For the first 15 minutes, you will want to bake it covered with tin foil. This helps keep the lasagna moist and stops it from drying out while cooking. And you want your lasagna to be saucy and cheesy.
Then, for the last 15 minutes of baking, you uncover the casserole. When it’s uncovered, the mozzarella and parmesan cheese topping melts, and browns – giving it a perfectly cheesy crust. Yum!
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Can You Freeze Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna?
Absolutely! We make Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna as a freezer meal. Simply prepare you lasagna in a 9×13 tin foil pan. When all the layers are prepared, cover it with plastic wrap, as tight as possible, and wrap it with tin foil. Then you can freeze it for up to three months.
When you are ready to cook your Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna, simply defrost it in the refrigerator the night before and bake.
That’s it! Dinner made simple. And when you cooking it, your dinner will be just as delicious as if you cooked it right after preparing it!
Freezer cooking is a total lifesaver, especially on busy days when dinner is the last thing on your mind. With tasty meals like Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna stashed in your freezer, you can breeze through dinnertime and enjoy homemade goodness, even on your busiest nights.
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The truth is, freezer cooking is a game changer! So, embrace the freezer’s power and let dinner become a piece of cake (or should I say, a scrumptious cheese ravioli lasagna).
INGREDIENTS FOR Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna
Get ready to indulge in mouthwatering dish that will have you hooked from the first bite! The best part, Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna is a breeze to make, it only uses four ingredients, and it will be on your table in no time.
So, let’s get cooking!
- Cheese ravioli – These tasty pillows of noodle and cheesy goodness form the foundation of your lasagna, saving you precious prep time.
- Marinara sauce – A rich and flavorful sauce infuses the ravioli with an irresistible taste, making every layer burst with Italian-inspired delight.
- Mozzarella cheese – The gooey, melted cheese blankets your lasagna, creating a cheesy layer that adds that perfect touch of indulgence.
- Parmesan cheese – The nutty, cheese elevates the flavors to new heights, adding a savory depth to each mouthful.
With these simple and tasty ingredients, Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna is perfect any night of week. So, get ready to savor the goodness of this simple comfort food dinner.
How to Make Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna
This tasty meal is as easy as it is delicious. And it’s made in only 4 simple steps and using only 4 delicious ingredients. How perfect is that!
STEP 1: PREHEAT OVEN TO 425°F (230°C)
If you don’t usually bake your casserole at 425°F, you are going to love it. When it cooks at a higher temperature, you get your dinner to the table faster and when the top layer of cheese is baking, it gets a delicious lightly browned cooked top.
Step 2: Assemble the Lasagna
Grab a 9×13 casserole dish because it’s time to throw together some super easy comfort food. There are only two pasta layers for this lasagna and it comes together really quickly. So, let’s get started.
Add marinara sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish. This does two very important things. First, it flavors the lasagna from the bottom up, giving it a moist and delicious flavor. And it helps to prevent the lasagna from sticking to the bottom. You don’t want a lasagna that’s stuck in the casserole dish.
Now, it’s time to add the ravioli. Add a single layer of ravioli to the casserole dish, slightly overlapping. When the ravioli is slightly overlapping at the edges, it makes it like one, casserole-size piece of pasta. Yum!
Then comes more sauce and cheese. So, you add a layer of marinara sauce and then some mozzarella cheese.
Finally, it’s time for the last layer of ravioli. Again, you can add the ravioli as a single, sightly overlapping layer. Top it with a marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
That last bit of parmesan cheese is like the cheese icing on this delicious lasagna casserole cake. It’s a super cheesy comfort food dish.
Step 3: Cover and Bake
To help keep the lasagna perfectly moist, cover it with tin foil for the first 15 minutes while baking. During the last 15 minutes, remove the foil to give the top a lightly crunchy, cheesy crust. When it’s all done, Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna will have a perfect cheesy crust on top and cheesy and saucy in the middle.
Step 4: Rest and Serve
You may be tempted to eat the lasagna as soon as it comes out of the oven. But you’ll want to let it rest for a bit – at least 5 to 10 minutes.
If you cut into the lasagna too soon, the layers will begin to fall apart and it won’t hold together like a lasagna should. Plus, it’s too hot to eat when it comes fresh out of the oven.
After 10 minutes, serve and enjoy the lasagna. It’s one delicious dish!
What can you serve with Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna?
When it comes to serving up Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna, the options are just as delicious as the dish itself! If you want to keep with the classic Italian flavors, you can pairing it with garlic breadsticks or warm bread roll. They are perfect for dipping into the cheesy goodness of the lasagna.
If you want to keep it lighter, a fresh garden salad is always a tasty option. Toss together your favorite greens, tomatoes, and cucumber slices, then drizzle with your favorite zesty dressing. Some of our favorite salad dressings are Greek Yogurt French Salad Dressing, Light and Creamy Balsamic, and Greek Salad Dressing. This light and crisp side salad beautifully balances out the richness of the lasagna.
A medley of roasted vegetables are always a delicious option. Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, and onions all taste incredible when lightly charred and seasoned. You can also steam some fresh asparagus spears or broccoli florets until tender-crisp. They perfectly complement the cheesy lasagna.
With so many tasty options to choose from, you can create a satisfying, Italian-inspired meal that everyone will enjoy. So, pick your favorite sides, set the table, and savor this scrumptious Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna feast!
What can you do with leftover Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna?
Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna is a delicious dish that just screams cheesy comfort food. And if you have any leftovers, you can enjoy them warm the next days, or you can transform them into a new cheesy delights!
To start, you want to make sure that your leftovers stay fresh and tasty. Once your lasagna has cooled down, simply transfer it into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. You can keep it in the fridge for up to three to five days.
If you want to keep it for longer, freezing is the way to go. Your leftover ravioli lasagna can be frozen for three to six months. Just remember to thaw it safely in the refrigerator overnight before making it into a new dish.
Now, here are some of the tasty ways you can turn your leftover Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna into a new meal. Yum!
- Ravioli Grilled Cheese: Layer chopped leftover Ravioli Lasagna and mozzarella cheese between two slices of bread. Grill the sandwich on a pan until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted, creating a cheesy new meal. It’s the perfect fusion of lasagna and grilled cheese.
- Lasagna Soup: Chop the leftover Ravioli Lasagna into bite-sized pieces and simmer it in a tomato-based soup base with broth and seasonings, creating a comforting and hearty Lasagna Soup.
- Ravioli Stuffed Zucchini Boats: Scoop out the inside of zucchinis and fill them with chopped leftover ravioli. Top with marinara sauce and cheese, then bake until the zucchinis are tender.
If you’re craving comfort food that filling and delicious after a long and busy day, Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna always hits the spot. I hope that your family enjoys it just as much as we always do!
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Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna (4 Ingredients Recipe)
If you love cheesy lasagna, you are going to love this recipe. It is deliciously cheesy and so easy to make. With only four ingredients, you can throw together Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna any day of the week.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Italian
- 1 (24 ounce) packages of cheese ravioli
- 2 1/2 cups of marinara sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 425°F (230°C).
- In a 9×13 casserole dish, assemble the lasagna:
- Add ½ cup of marinara sauce. Spread evenly across the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Add half of the ravioli in a single, slightly overlapping layer.
- Top with 1 cup of marinara sauce, then add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
- Add the remaining ravioli as a single layer. Add 1 cup of marinara sauce and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Top with parmesan cheese.
- Cover with tin foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove cover and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- Super Easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna can be prepare as a freezer meal. You can freeze it before cooking your meal. Freeze for up to 3 months and defrost in the fridge overnight before baking it.
- Serving Size: 1/8 casserole
- Calories: 389.39kcal
- Sugar: 5.67g
- Sodium: 976.02mg
- Fat: 18.9g
- Saturated Fat: 10.4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.85g
- Trans Fat: 0.01g
- Carbohydrates: 34.41g
- Fiber: 3.89g
- Protein: 19.8g
- Cholesterol: 90.9mg
Keywords: quick and easy cheese lasagna, 30 minute baked cheese ravioli
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