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2.05.2013

Tasty Tuesday with Cory - Lazy Ravioli Lasagna


Hello All! Today’s recipe is so AWESOME and freakin' delicious that it's bound to be a family favorite! LAZY RAVIOLI LASAGNA! (Not to be confused with – Because You Want to Make Lazy Lasagna)

My husband LOVES when I make lasagna and I often make several to freeze or for my husband to take to work and share with his co-workers. I've streamlined it over the years and even though I use no-boil noodles (which are ANY noodles quite frankly) you just add a little more liquid to your sauce and cover with foil and bake.

Lasagna, however, gets EXPENSIVE with the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and sauce. It is also time consuming. This recipe for ravioli lasagna fits the bill. It is pretty cheap, easy to assemble and looks so scrumptious!

My friend made this recipe a while ago and posted a picture on FB. I can't believe I've never heard of it. The other good thing is you can mix ingredients and make it to suit your own family’s tastes.


It's LAZY RAVIOLI LASAGNA!

2-3 bags frozen ravioli (frozen no need to cook or defrost) I used BOTH meat and cheese filled
1- large or extra large jar of favorite spaghetti sauce if you have only a small jar you can add diced tomatoes, tomato puree whatever you have on hand to make the sauce all your own.
16oz + mozzarella cheese or Italian cheese blend.

Basically, you LAYER the frozen ravioli like you would lasagna noodles and top with sauce and cheese. VIOLA! Easy peasy right?

Serve this with some garlic bread and a side salad and you have a good quick and healthy meal.

I jazzed mine up with goodies from the crisper. I used my mini chopper to finely mince some carrots, onions, celery, mushroom, colored peppers and had I not been in a big hurry I would've added spinach! Good recipe to sneak in all sorts of veggies, which I do anyway to most of my recipes. The nice part is, I didn't cook them with the sauce I just tossed everything together and sprinkled it over or under the sauce!

So, I basically dirtied one pan and my mini chopper! You could most certainly add more meat if you wanted or just use cheese ravioli - the possibilities is endless! ENJOY!

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