4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna-you only need four ingredients to make this lasagna! It is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or easy entertaining!
Life is beyond busy right now. I feel like I am running around in circles and never get a minute to catch my breath. I am not complaining because I like being busy, especially with fun stuff like our house, the boys, the blog, etc. but I am tired. Some days I don’t know if I will make it, but then I get a smile from Maxwell or hug from Caleb and I keep going. Those boys keep me going, I just wish I had their energy:)
Dinner time is the hardest for me. I am usually exhausted and not in the mood to cook dinner because on most days I have already made a few recipes for the blog. Sometimes those recipes can be dinner, I love those days, but on baking days I have nothing to serve my family for dinner.
On days when I am tired and not in the mood to cook, I turn to one of our favorites, 4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna.
You heard me, you only need FOUR ingredients to make this lasagna. How is that possible? Let me tell you my little secret. I layer frozen ravioli with marinara sauce and cheese and it tastes just like homemade lasagna!
I like to use spinach cheese ravioli, but feel free to use your favorite ravioli. And even better news? You don’t even have to boil the ravioli. Just put the little raviolis in the pan with marinara sauce and cheese and bake! So easy!
If I have some of my homemade marinara sauce in the freezer, I use it, if not I use DeLallo’s jarred marinara sauce. Both are great options for this recipe!
This quick and easy ravioli lasagna is great for busy weeknights or easy entertaining. Everyone loves it and will think you slaved over making lasagna all day! If you have time, serve garlic bread on the side. The bread is perfect for soaking up the extra sauce!
If you are craving a comforting, filling, and delicious meal after a busy day, make my 4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna. It is for sure to hit the spot and requires very little effort. This is one of Caleb and Maxwell’s favorite meals and we hope your family enjoys it too!
4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna
- 2 25-ounce jars marinara pasta sauce
- 2 30-ounce packages frozen cheese ravioli (I like to use spinach cheese ravioli)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves optional garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Spread half of a jar of marinara sauce evenly across the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Add 1 package of ravioli in an even layer over the sauce. Top with the rest of the half jar of marinara sauce. Sprinkle ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese over the sauce. Add another layer of sauce, ravioli, sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
- Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Cover the dish with aluminum foil, sprayed side down. Bake the lasagna for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly. Remove pan from oven let sit for 5 minutes. Garnish with basil, if desired. Serve warm.
- Note-You don't have to thaw or cook the ravioli first, just put it in the pan frozen. We like to serve garlic bread on the side!
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Do you think you could prepare this, freeze it, and then thaw/bake later? We spend thanksgiving weekend preparing meals for the insane months ahead, adn this one looks so easy to prep 1 or 2 that day.
Easy to make. Family loves it. I love this recipe because it can be made quickly with ingredients I usually have on hand and popped in oven when unexpected guests arrive. Add a salad and dessert and all is well! (and I am not spending all of my time in the kitchen).
What kind of frozen ravioli? I’ve only seen fresh, in the fresh pasta section.
Fresh will work too!
Hi Maria- Do you cook it for the same amount of time if using fresh ravioli?
It might be done a few minutes early but you want to bake until the cheese is melted and it’s bubbling around the edges.
The second step is confusing. Is it a 1/2 bag or whole bag. If that is the case, u would need 2 bags and then extra cheeses for the second layer???
Yep the recipe says 2 bags of ravioli- so 1 bag for the first layer and 1 bag for the second ☺️ Have this in the oven now!
This is delicious! Yum! Thank you for sharing!
Glad you liked it!
Sorry, this in not lasagna. I have no doubt it’s delicious, however a ravioli casserole yes, lasagna no.
Ok grumpy cat. #semantics
No one needed that correction from you. We’re all very aware that this is a “shortcut” to the real thing. But thanks for being pedantic.
Cooking time if I cut recipe in half plz!
Sounds amazing but I have no fridge or freezer room lol
If you use frozen, do you defrost first? Or, defrost as it cooks?
You don’t need to defrost. They will cook in the oven!
During a pandemic, and you just can’t think of another meal for 3 grown men, this was perfect.
Added Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
Used a chicken cheese stuffed ravioli and a spinach cheese.
It was the best!
This is awesome. I am calling this lasagna. It is a warm meal and easy. I enjoy this recipe and plan on making this. Thank you.
I am told using frozen ravioli can cause the sauce to be watery. If I boil them first, can you tell me how long to bake in oven once assembled?
I use frozen ravioli and it doesn’t make it watery. If you want to boil them, you can. Drain well and bake just until the cheese is melted, but I am worried the ravioli will get over cooked if it is cooked first. Let me know if you try it!
This was amazing! So much easier than regular lasagna and my crowd loved it!
I’m making this for Christmas Eve and everyone thinks I’m a rockstar.
I have made this several times now because my super picky eater won’t eat the ravioli with sauce but he will eat it in the form of lasagna!
Great recipe! Very east. Sometimes I cook ground turkey with a bit of onion and gwrlic and Italian seasonings and add it to this recipe.
I missed this recipe in earlier posts. It’s awesome! It made so much we’ll be sharing with others and right now working outside means I have little time for food prep. Thanks!! Love you!!
I barely ever make ravioli because I hate cooking it in the boiling water (they break, they leak, etc.) This is the best! So easy — and now ravioli is on my rotation!!! Thank you so much.
I cook my (fresh) ravioli in a frying pan with a little olive oil — it’s delicious and no need to wait on a pot of boiling water (not for this recipe, just in general).
I’m going to try this tonight
How many servings will this make?
Great, easy recipe. Have served it many times for guests. They always compliment it and always ask for the recipe !!!.
Wonderful invention! I got excited and added to your recipe, so it’s more than 4 ingredients. I started with 1/2 a jar jarred traditional meat sauce, 1 bag prosciutto and cheese tortellini (Accidentally grabbed it instead of ravioli. Worked fine.), cheese (forgot to buy mozzarella, used the Mexican 3 cheese mix), 1 jar Alfredo sauce, 1 bag frozen mushrooms, cheese, 1 jar Alfredo sauce, 1 bag mushroom ravioli, cheese, cover top with traditional meat sauce (had to open another jar, cheese, parmesan (i forgot to add it on the layers so I the it all on top).
Came out delicious. I will be making this again!
My husband and I just moved back to our summer cottage in Pennsylvania.
I love cooking, and both of us were yearning to have Ravioli again.
I just checked the cupboards, and we have all the ingredients we need to make Your Recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it online!
When I make the Ravioli Lasagna is it ok to make one to freeze?
Will the Ravioli get soggy if I make an extra one?
Thank you Pat
How many does it serve???
Can I make this ahead of time and leave in refrigerator?
Yes, that should be fine.
how many servings is this?
How many adults will receipe feed?
This is easy and good. I did add ricotta just like it was a lasagna, to fill up my husband. It was a winner.
This looks so good and easy. I saw some cheese and spinach ravioli. Do you think that will work? Adds a few veggies.
Absolutely! I love adding veggies and you can use your favorite ravioli. Enjoy!
can I make this ahead of time cook, put in refigerator, and then reheat
It’s really soupy and not like a lasagna or what I envisioned. It’s good – but I will try some other recipes
It’s delicious, I used fresh ravioli from Costco and didn’t have enough marinara on hand so I mixed it with diced tomatoes, which worked perfectly and made it a little lighter. I’d like to layer spinach in too. Do you think that would work? would you add fresh or frozen?
Yum! it’s one of my new favorites.
So confused how no one commented about this being too much ravioli to fit. First of all I couldn’t find 30 oz packages fresh or frozen so I got a 20 oz and 10 oz (x2) of fresh. The two 20 oz packages filled the 9×13 pan over the top. And I couldn’t fit rest in. Did anyone else have that problem??
Can you make the Ravioli Lasagna one day and bake the next day?
how many people does this serve?
I liked the dish. Can not agree with the 10 min prep. Please use the “real” prep time!!
I only use half recipe and it’s plenty for us 3. Very quick and easy to make plus tasty. Could add garlic or Italian seasoning if want more flavor – I added some chopped spinach.
Do I need to thaw out the ravioli?
My husband and I love this recipe. We use Victoria marinara. It tastes so much better than boiled ravioli and sauce. Thanks for sharing!
How many people does this feed?
Your recipe is genius! I just made it and OMG delish! I also just shared your recipe with all my friends and they are excited to try it! I made a small portion to try it out. I used 1 10oz bag of fresh Spinach & Ricotta ravioli and 1 entire 25oz jar of Marinara. I added a few spices to the sauce for my taste and I just eyeballed the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Beyond easy! I think 60oz of ravioli, as stated in your recipe, seems like far too much. I think 30oz of ravioli would be plenty for a 9×13 dish. Thanks for the great recipe idea! It’s a game changer and you are a genius.
Great for busy nights!
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