Ravioli Lasagna Bake

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Only 6 ingredients needed for this Ravioli Lasagna Bake. Tips, tricks and variations to create this dinner recipe your family will love.

The family has been crazy for stuffed pastas. Ever since we made this tortellini soup over the holidays, I’ve been wondering what stuffed pasta I wanted to work with next.

Ravioli has been a favorite of mine since I was little. So since I was also craving lasagna, I made this easy ravioli lasagna bake. It is perfect for busy weeknights, and it makes just a small 8×8 pan so you don’t end up with too many leftovers.

lasagna bake in a pan with a spoon

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Only 6 ingredients
  • Make ahead and bake later
  • Uses your favorite ravioli and spaghetti sauce brands
  • Easy to throw together on weeknights

Can I bake ravioli instead of boiling it?

Yes. This no boil ravioli bake works perfectly in the oven. The sauces will bake into and soften the ravioli perfectly without it being mushy. It’s important to cover the casserole during the first 30 minutes of baking so that the steam helps cook the ravioli.

Key Ingredients

  • Beef. If you’d like you can leave out the beef for a vegetarian lasagna.
  • Onion. White onion works well.
  • Garlic. I take a shortcut and keep minced garlic in my fridge. Use two teaspoons of minced garlic, or 4 cloves.
  • Frozen ravioli. I tested this recipe with frozen ravioli. Use cheese and spinach for a great flavor, or any other ravioli flavor combo you’d like.
  • Marinara sauce. I LOVE Rao’s marinara sauce. It has no added sugar and tastes amazing. If you’d like homemade, try our healthy homemade spaghetti sauce.
  • Provolone cheese. Although any cheese will work, I love the flavor that smoked provolone cheese brings to an Italian casserole.

How to Make Ravioli Lasagna Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Brown the ground beef, onion and minced garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until the beef is all browned. Drain off any fat.
  • Place ½ cup marinara sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Layer with half of the frozen ravioli.
  • Spread all of the meat mixture over the ravioli.
  • Top with 4 slices of provolone.
  • Spread half of the remaining sauce over top.
  • Then layer the remaining ravioli, sauce and 4 more slices of cheese.
  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  • Cover the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If you’d like it a little browned on top, place it under the broiler for 2-3 minutes on low.
overhead view of ravioli lasagna bake

Recipe Variations:

  • Use Italian sausage instead of beef for a pop of flavor.
  • Make it triple cheese by adding parmesan and mozzarella in the layers.
  • Add chopped veggies of any kind…zucchini, broccoli florets or carrots work great.

What can be served with ravioli?

This casserole recipe is perfect served with:

overhead shot of a lasagna bake
overhead shot of a lasagna bake

Ravioli Lasagna Bake

4.72 from 7 votes
Only 6 ingredients needed for this Ravioli Lasagna Bake. Tips, tricks and variations to create this dinner recipe your family will love.
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced (2 teaspoons)
  • 18 ounces frozen cheese & spinach ravioli
  • 24 ounces Rao’s Homemade Marinara or your favorite sauce
  • 6 ounces smoked provolone cheese 8 slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Brown the ground beef, onion and minced garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until the beef is all browned. Drain off any fat.
  • Place ½ cup marinara sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Layer with half of the frozen ravioli.
  • Spread all of the meat mixture over the ravioli.
  • Top with 4 slices of provolone.
  • Spread half of the remaining sauce over top.
  • Then layer the remaining ravioli, sauce and 4 more slices of cheese.
  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  • Cover the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If you’d like it a little browned on top, place it under the broiler for 2-3 minutes on low.
  • Allow the lasagna bake to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 6 people, with 1 serving being ⅙ of the casserole. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1418mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 741IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 12mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Calories 553
Keyword casserole, comfort food, italian food

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Tara
1 year ago

Can you use fresh ravioli instead of frozen?