Do you ever have those days when preparing dinner feels like an overwhelming proposition? If you’re anything like me, you probably have that feeling a couple of times a week — between work, social events, and church activities, it’s a miracle if we’re even all home at dinnertime, let alone with a home-cooked meal on the table!
Needless to say, I’m a big fan of family-friendly recipes that can be thrown together in minutes, including the lightning-fast lasagna recipe I’ll be sharing with you in this post. This lasagna recipe is not only amazingly simple, it’s really delicious too, and can easily be dressed up with other ingredients to fit your family’s tastes and dietary needs.
Here’s how to make it!
Easy Ravioli Lasagna
- 1 bag (25 oz) frozen ravioli (square ones, if possible)
- 1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan (optional)
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees, and spraying a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Spread just enough pasta sauce to cover the bottom of your baking pan, then lay half of the frozen ravioli pieces over the sauce.
Top the ravioli with half of the sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese.
At this point, you could add additional ingredients to make things a little more interesting, like a package of frozen spinach (thawed and drained,) or a can of sliced mushrooms (drained and rinsed,) or 1 pound ground Italian sausage. Whatever you and your family like!
Now repeat the layers. Lay down the rest of the ravioli, the rest of the sauce, and the rest of the mozzarella. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan.
Cover the baking pan in foil and bake for 40 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is golden brown.
Let the lasagna sit for at least 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven, so it doesn’t fall apart when you cut into it. We want lasagna, not soup! ;-)
This lasagna is just the ticket for busy weeknights! It’s a hearty and satisfying meal the whole family will love, and it literally takes MINUTES to put together!
What’s your favorite quick and easy dinner option?