I first found the original version of this recipe years ago in a Real Simple magazine. Not only is it super easy, it’s super cheesy…and a great way to make lasagna when you don’t have a lot of time! It’s actually made with frozen cheese ravioli instead of lasagna noodles. And there’s some chopped spinach in it, too. I use a little less ravioli and a little more Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese than the original recipe calls for, since I’m such a cheese-lover—I love all that extra cheesiness! 🙂
There’s pasta sauce in this recipe too, and you can use your favorite jar of sauce. This dish is great for an easy lunch or dinner—just add a salad and some garlic bread or breadsticks, and you have a really good meal in less than an hour!
Easy Cheesy Lasagna
EASY CHEESY LASAGNA by NancyC
Makes a 9 x 13″ pan
1 (24 or 26-ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (25 or 30-ounce) bag frozen cheese ravioli, unthawed (or you can use beef ravioli)
1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded Parmesan cheese
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease or spray a 9 x 13″ pan or baking dish and spoon in a third of the sauce, covering bottom of pan evenly.
Arrange half of the ravioli on top of the sauce (I arrange mine in rows) and scatter half of the chopped spinach evenly over the ravioli. Then top with half of the Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses and another third of the sauce. Cover with another layer of ravioli (use up the remaining half), then the remaining spinach and sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses evenly over the top.
Cover with foil and bake at 350˚F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more or until bubbly. Let cool a few minutes, then serve.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
If you like your lasagna thicker, you could add in a little more ravioli—instead of just 1 bag, use a bag and a half, or about 40 ounces of ravioli.
This lasagna is so yummy and cheesy and tastes especially good on a chilly day—it really warms you up! And you’d never realize when you taste it that it’s so easy to make! Don’t you love recipes like that, when the end result seems like it took hours to make—but in reality comes together in no time? Do you have any favorite recipes like that?