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Ravioli Lasagna Bake

Posted By Alyssa Francis On June 21, 2010 @ 11:44 pm In Recipes | 17 Comments

If you have been inspired to eat out less [1], you need meals that are frugal, simple and quick. Plain old pasta is so boring. If you are intimidated by the thought of homemade lasagna, I assure you that anyone can make this dish.

Are you ready?

Start with a bag of frozen ravioli. Any flavor will do, but cheese works quite nicely. I bought mine at Aldi [2]. Keep in mind that it must be frozen, not the fresh refrigerated variety.

frozen-ravioliAllow it to defrost a bit so the pieces come apart easily. Take a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, and pour a quarter of it into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Add 1/4 cup of water and spread evenly.

Line the bottom of the pan with a layer of ravioli, piece by piece. Press it gently into the sauce.

ravioli-1Now layer about one cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over the ravioli. Dollop a layer of sauce over the cheese. You could now add a layer of cooked spinach or other veggies at this point if you so desire.

ravioli-2Next add another layer of ravioli over the sauce and cheese, followed by another layer of sauce, then mozzarella and a generous sprinkle of parmesan.

ravioli-3Sprinkle with some parsley flakes for an extra fancy touch. ;) Cover with foil and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook an additional 15 minutes until bubbly.

ravioli-4Be sure to allow the pan to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve just like lasagna. Add a tossed salad and some garlic bread for a crowd-pleasing meal!

This dish is even better the next day as leftovers; it also works well as a make-ahead meal for the freezer.

Linked to: Tempt my Tummy Tuesday [3]


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[3] Tempt my Tummy Tuesday: http://blessedwithgrace.blogspot.com/2010/06/tempt-my-tummy-tuesday-best-fajita.html

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