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Astonishingly Easy Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Updated on August 8, 2018
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Busy Day Meal

This is a wonderfully filling, satisfying recipe. A friend gave me the recipes a few years before I actually tried it. This Ravioli Lasagna recipe had just been sitting there gathering dust until one day I decided "What the heck, I might as well try it".

Was I ever surprised at how good it was. The fact that my family all cleaned their plates, it was easy to make, and absolutely delicious made it one of the families favorite meals.

When you have spent your day working yourself to a frazzle this is a great recipe to throw together for your hungry family. While it is baking you can shower and change into something more comfortable.

Serve it up with Parmesan Casserole Bread (recipe include below) and a side salad and you have a meal that is sure to please.

5 stars from 1 rating of Lazy Day Ravioli Lasagna

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 26 oz. jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 3 (13oz) pkgs. frozen ravioli
  • 1 (10 oz) pkg. chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 oz. grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread a thin layer of sauce in a 9x13" or larger baking pan.
  3. Arrange one package of ravioli in a single layer.
  4. Top with 1/2 of the spincah and 1/2 of the mozzarella.
  5. Repeat layers.
  6. Top with Parmesan.
  7. Cover pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 670
Calories from Fat216
% Daily Value *
Fat 24 g37%
Carbohydrates 81 g27%
Fiber 9 g36%
Protein 31 g62%
Cholesterol 100 mg33%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cheesy casserole bread
Cheesy casserole bread | Source

Parmesan Casserole Bread

Ingredients:

1 pkg active dry yeast

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup scalded milk

1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour

1 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup Parmesan

2 tbsp chopped parsley

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Soften active dry yeast in warm water.

Cool milk to lukewarm.

Sift flour, surar and salt into mixinng bowl.

Cut in butter til mixture resembles coarse meal.

Add egg, softened yeast, and milk and beat well.

Stir in cheese and parsley.

Turn into greased 8x 1 1/2" round pan.

Cover with damp cloth and let rise until double, about 40 minutes.

Dot with butter and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year. The average person in North America eats about 15-1/2 pounds per year.

Pasta really can be over- or undercooked – and you can tell by tossing it at the wall!

Beautiful Italian proverb
Beautiful Italian proverb | Source

Italian Proverbs

This first little grouping of Italian proverbs are translated directly from English translations. I have included the interruption of each for clearer understanding of the proverbs. I love the translations.

  • He who goes to bed without eating, will regret it throughout the night. (Don't go to be hungry.)
  • Either eat this soup or jump out of this window. (Take it or leave it.)
  • Give them a finger and they'll take an arm. (Give them an inch they'll take a mile.)
  • To every bird, his own nest is beautiful. (There's no place like home.)
  • Water that's flowed past the mill grinds no more. (That's water under the bridge.)
  • Today in person, tomorrow in the grave. (Here today, gone tomorrow.)

These Italian proverbs are easily understandable.

  • Better give a penny then lend twenty.
  • Trouble rides a fast horse.
  • One may have good eyes and yet see nothing.
  • Where there is life, there is hope.
  • A wise man cares not for that which he cannot have

Italian food is seasonal. It is simple. It is nutritionally sound. It is flavorful. It is colorful. It's all the things that make for a good eating experience, and it's good for you.

— Lidia Bastianich

© 2012 Susan Hazelton

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      azure sky, There're both delicious and so easy to make. You won't be sorry you tried them.

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      azure_sky 

      6 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Yum....that's all I can say! I could make a meal out of the fresh-baked bread, but I won't! Going to make both when I get back home, because my daughter and I are both always on the run! Upped+++ because it looks and sounds so good!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Dolores, it is delicious. And you won't believe how easy it is to make. You're right about my friend - she's terrific.

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      Dolores Monet 

      6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi KoffeKlachGal - I enjoyed reading your profile, remembering the days when there were 2 of you. You have a wonderful, understanding friend. Anyway, I've been looking for easy and quick recipes and this one looks delish! What a fun idea!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      acaetnna, it is easy and soooo good.

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      I am always on the hunt for new recipes and these sound great. The lasagna looks so quick and easy, that's my tea sorted tonight! Thank you

      KoffeeKlatch Gals.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Eiddwen, it is delicious. I'm sure you will love it.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Mmmm another delicious sounding poem to enjoy later and hopefuly to save in to my Favourite Hubs.

      Take care and enjoy your day

      Ededy.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      PegCole17, it has all of the necessary ingredients for lasagna. I love the taste of hom made but am not so crazy about going through the steps. Hope you like it.

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      Peg Cole 

      6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is such a great idea using the ready ravioli. I wish I had seen this last week when I made a batch of lasagne. What an easy way to make this dish. I will definitely put this one to use. Wonderful.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      vespawoolfe, it sounds like it could work. Wow, no prepared foods, some people would have a hard time with that. I bet everything taste better freshly made.

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      The parmesan casserole bread sounds fabulous! We don't have any prepared foods here, but I could use fresh spinach, make a quick marinara and use dried ravioli. It would still be a fairly quick and easy meal for here. Thanks for sharing!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      bearnmom, I love lasagna but don't like making it. With this recipe you have the best of both worlds.

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      Laura L Scotty 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      You have come up with a surprisingly easy recipe. Since I hate preboiling the lasagna noodles, this works well with cheese filled ravioli. Add your own meat sauce and it would be super.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      TToombso8, Come on down. There will be plenty.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Mhatter99, I like any kind of lasagna and the lazy day part makes it even more attractive.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      drbj, I know what you mean - my favorite type too.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      starstream, it is great on a cool evening. I like it so much I make it last weeki during 90 degree weather.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Oh, YUM! Can I come over for dinner?! :) I will be making this! Thank you! Voted up, more and pinned.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Lazy day? This lasagna would motivate me. Thank you for this.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      What a nice, simple, easy recipe, KKG. My favorite kind. Thank you.

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      Dreamer at heart 

      6 years ago from Northern California

      This seems like a wonderful idea for a cool winter evening. Thanks!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Janine, it is surprizingly delicious.

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      This sound so yummy an very easy. Have totally pinned to try both recipes soon. And have also voted and shared too!!

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