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Easy Cheesy Ravioli Lasagna


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x

Description

Pasta night is even better with this comforting and delicious easy cheesy ravioli lasagna, where two Italian favorites are combined.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 jar (32 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package (20-25 oz.) ravioli, fresh or frozen (about 30 ravioli)
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Fresh basil to garnish, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the sausage and ground beef. Drain off any rendered fat.
  2. Add in the marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder, red pepper flakes, sugar (optional) and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Layer 1/3  of the meat sauce in an even layer into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  4. Add ravioli on top in a single layer.
  5. Spread 1/2 the ricotta over the ravioli layer.
  6. Top with another 1/3 of the meat sauce.
  7. Sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese over the meat sauce.
  8. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese over the mozzarella layer.
  9. Add another layer of ravioli over the cheese layer.
  10. Spread the last of the ricotta in a single layer over ravioli.
  11. Add the last of the meat sauce over the ricotta layer.
  12. Top with the remaining cup of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  13. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  14. [Optional] Broil at 450°F  for 2-3 minutes or until cheese has browned.
  15. Garnish with optional parsley or basil and dish and serve hot.
  16. Enjoy!

Notes

Layering cheat sheet: Meat sauce – ravioli – ricotta – meat sauce- mozzarella – Parmesan – ravioli – ricotta – meat sauce – mozzarella – Parmesan.

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