4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna

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4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna-you only need four ingredients to make this lasagna! It is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or easy entertaining! 

4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

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.

4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

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!

4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

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 Recipe

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4-Ingredient Ravioli Lasagna

This easy lasagna is one of our favorite meals! It is great for busy weeknights or easy entertaining!
4.56 from 138 votes


  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I know what you mean about having the energy of your kids. If I had a quarter of their energy and vibe…I’d be in great shape! 4 ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than this. Looks so tasty.

  2. It’s so hard to get energy to make dinner but when you’ve got this casserole option, I say anything’s possible!

  3. This looks fantastic. I serve raviolis on a regular basis but this will put a new twist on it, and looks super easy. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I’m always looking for simple and quick and tasty recipes to make when visiting my grandkids. I’m usually running low on energy by the end of the day after playing with a six year old and one year old twins, and still want to take the chore of cooking dinner away from my daughter-in-law. This one will be made on my next visit. Thanks!

  5. Finding time and energy during the week to make a meal that is fresh and healthy can be quite the endeavor. This four ingredient lasagna looks fantastic!

  6. This is perfect for the evenings when you just can’t be bothered to cook, like today… or every other day for that matter xD
    I love delicious food, but I’m too lazy to cook sometimes. Guess what we’ll have for dinner tonight?

  7. So cheesy, so easy, so irresistible! I don’t feel like cooking dinner MOST days (I’d rather be baking cookies), so will stock up on ravioli and make this soon 🙂

  8. I’ve been doing more weekly meal prep lately, and this looks like a great addition to the lineup!

  9. Cannot believe this takes only four ingredients. My husband is half-Italian and loves Italian food; but, I cannot seem to master that cuisine. Perhaps this dish is a good way to start. Thanks for sharing! It looks great.

  10. I will definitely be adding this to my week night rotation. Dinners are the hardest for me to plan too! Love that I don’t have to boil the ravioli; it makes for a great one pan meal!

  11. Hey.,what should i say,this looks exactly fantastic. I serve raviolis on a regular basis but this will put a new twist on it, and looks super easy. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Luv it 🙂

  12. Was reading through your recipe and came across your use of “unthawed”.
    FYI: thawing is the process of unfreezing. Would “unthawing” be to refreeze? The correct word would be “thawed”.

  13. Just made this last night! Since I didn’t have spinach-cheese ravioli I added frozen spinach (5 ingredients for me!) and it was SOOO good.

    So simple and tasty!

    I am dreaming about the leftovers!!

    1. Yes, frozen ravioli. You don’t have to thaw or cook it before adding it to the pan. It will cook in the oven.

  14. Made this for dinner tonight using my own sauce. It was wonderful. Hubby and son went in for seconds. Thanks!!

  15. 5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe for Halloween night! We are ‘that house’ on Halloween and I have many helpers. I make two pans, one like the recipe and the other with portobello mushroom ravioli and vegan cheese. Everyone raves how good this is. When I’m feeding vegetarians/ vegans, yours is the first site I visit. Last week, I fed 6 vegans for a few dollars by making the veg chili mac. No one could believe how delicious and satisfying it was. Thank you!

    1. Yes, you can bake it and keep it in the fridge or freeze it. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and freeze for up to 1-2 months.

  16. 5 stars
    So easy and way good!!! I found frozen ravioli 18-22 oz. and so I used 2 smaller bags of ravioli than the recipe called for. It worked fine!

  17. We owe a couple of friends a dinner “on us.”  AND we are just beginning to have workmen running piplines for natural gas and installing our natural gas heating/cooling system.  SO…your Ravioli Lasagna will be served on the night they come to dinner!  A baguette of garlicy french bread will accompany it with Vanilla ice cream for dessert.  I am calling them today to set up our dinner.  Thank you SO MUCH for this amazingly quick, delicious recipe!!

  18. 4 stars
    I make this in batches for me and hubby, and freeze. He loves it…I top it off with chunks of mozzerella cheese. I use the little aluminum pans w/lids, and bake and the last 10minutes take lid off…..yummy

  19. 5 stars
    I made this for a family of 5 who visited my home – we all loved it, and enough leftovers to eat again and again 🙂 I loved that it was so easy to make and used so few ingredients. Since the kids love meat, I added ground turkey (also added 2 cloves of chopped garlic when cooking the meat) to the marinara sauce. I don’t know if it was because of the meat but I did need 2.5 jars of marinara sauce. I would probably also add more mozzarella cheese between the layers. It was a hit, and I’d definitely make it again — very family-friendly.

  20. 5 stars
    I make this often.  One in the oven now.  I added a variety of veggies (cauliflower rice, asparagus tips, cut-up mini carrots) that would have been discarded at the end of our rental period.  

  21. 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.

  22. 5 stars
    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).

    1. 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.

  23. 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???

    1. 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!

  24. Sorry, this in not lasagna. I have no doubt it’s delicious, however a ravioli casserole yes, lasagna no.

    1. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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?

    1. 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!

  28. 5 stars
    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.

  29. 5 stars
    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.

  30. 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!!

  31. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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).

  32. Great, easy recipe. Have served it many times for guests. They always compliment it and always ask for the recipe !!!.

  33. 5 stars
    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!

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. This looks so good and easy. I saw some cheese and spinach ravioli. Do you think that will work? Adds a few veggies.

  37. 3 stars
    It’s really soupy and not like a lasagna or what I envisioned. It’s good – but I will try some other recipes

  38. 5 stars
    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.

  39. 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??

  40. 5 stars
    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.

    1. I suggest you make the entire recipe, but divide it into two 8×8 foils tins. Freeze one for later.

  41. My husband and I love this recipe. We use Victoria marinara. It tastes so much better than boiled ravioli and sauce. Thanks for sharing!

  42. 5 stars
    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.

  43. 5 stars
    Made this for a Sunday dinner and my family LOVED it!! There were no leftovers. The only changes were I used refrigerated ravioli (was all I had) and added some herbs to boost the sauce. My family loves lasagna, but it is so time consuming to make. Came across this recipe and glad I did!!! This will be in regular rotation. It was wonderful, thank you!!!

  44. 5 stars
    Wow – will be making this tonight. I have a bag of spinach/cheese ravioli in the freezer as I like to do a few meatless meals each week. Just a half recipe as I am solo. Wondering if it freezes well as even half a recipe will be too much.

    1. Freezes beautifully! I make the full recipe, but split it into 2 8×8 foil tins for freezing. I’ve never tried half a recipe, but I suggest, perhaps, splitting the recipe into to foil loaf pans. Maybe that would work.

  45. Hi! Do you know 2 30-ounce packages frozen cheese ravioli – how many grams that would be? Thank you! HELP

  46. 5 stars
    This recipe was so Delish & so Easy ! I used Jumbo Cheese Ravioli and topped it with a Homemade Meat Sauce to make more of a Meal 🙂

  47. 5 stars
    Always make too much so this time I made it with half the ingredients in a LOAF pan! Worked very well. Excellent throw together for busy people! Highly recommended!!!