This easy ravioli lasagna recipe has layers of three types of gooey cheese, rich marinara sauce, and stuffed ravioli. It’s everything you love about lasagna, but it’s ready in just 30 minutes!
Why You’ll Love This Ravioli Lasagna Recipe
Here’s why you’re going to love this rich and hearty ravioli casserole!
- So Easy: Lasagna is usually a pretty complicated dinner to make, but this ravioli lasagna is so much simpler to make that we often call it lazy lasagna! You don’t have to boil or cook anything before, just layer all the ingredients together and into the oven it goes.
- Comforting: We love to make comfort meals, and this cheesy, saucy ravioli lasagna is exactly that. A plate filled with this hearty casserole, and a slice of homemade garlic bread, will fill you up on a chilly night.
- Versatile: By switching out the type of ravioli (cheese ravioli, beef ravioli, mushroom ravioli, etc) you choose to use, you can make this dish into many different flavors.
- Perfect for Reheating: Since it reheats so well, this is a great recipe if you’re into meal prep. In fact, it might taste even better after being reheated! Ravioli lasagna will last for up to 4 days in the fridge, so you can make a large batch of it to get you, your spouse, or your kids through the week.
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For full ingredient amounts and directions, scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Cheese: We like to use a combination of shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. You can use freshly shredded or pre-shredded in this recipe.
- Ricotta Cheese: If you want to make this ravioli casserole a little healthier and more protein-heavy, you can use cottage cheese instead.
- Seasonings: You will need Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
- Marinara Sauce
- Fresh Ravioli: Use the kind of ravioli in the refrigerated section, any flavor you prefer!
- Basil: This is an optional garnish, but the freshness of the herb really adds to the dish.
Can You Use Frozen Ravioli?
Using fresh ravioli is definitely best for this recipe, as it cooks quicker and has a better texture than frozen ravioli. However, if you want to make this recipe with frozen ravioli, follow the same instructions but increase the cooking time by 15 to 20 minutes.
How to Make Ravioli Lasagna
The savory sauce and rich, melted cheese with herbs make this baked ravioli lasagna taste like something from your favorite Italian restaurant. No one will ever now how easy it is to make this hearty comfort meal!
- Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray.
- Cheese Filling: Combine the cheeses with the seasonings and the egg.
- Layer: Spread a little marinara sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish, then add the ravioli. Top with the cheese mixture and more sauce. Repeat the process twice more until all the ingredients are used.
- Bake: Bake casserole in the oven for 20 minutes, then let rest. Serve garnished with fresh basil and parmesan, if desired!
Tips and Variations
This recipe really couldn’t get any easier, but here are a few tips to ensure your lasagna comes out perfect!
- Marinara: You can use store-bought marinara sauce in this cheesy, savory ravioli casserole, but to maximize the flavor, then you’ve got to try making marinara sauce. Our homemade marinara sauce has a strong tomato flavor, is super easy to make and has so much more flavorful than what you’ll find at the store!
- Different Ravioli: You can use any flavor of fresh ravioli that you want to customize this hearty lasagna. We used mushroom ravioli, but you could use beef, spinach, cheese or even crab ravioli!
- Add Heat: A lot of people like their Italian food to have a little kick to it. If you’re one of those people, then simply add a teaspoon of crushed red peppers to the rest of the seasonings.
- Cover: The instructions in this ravioli casserole tell you to bake the dish uncovered. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the lasagna, especially if you used frozen ravioli and have to bake it for longer. If you notice the cheese browning too quickly, cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil to keep the top of the ravioli lasagna from burning.
Can I Prep This Ahead?
This is a great dinner to make for guests because you can fully prep it up to a day ahead! Prepare the lasagna as directed, but instead of baking it, tightly cover the casserole dish and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. Remove from the fridge 30 to 45 minutes before you want to bake it and remove the covering. Let the casserole warm up to room temperature, then bake as directed.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
This is one of our favorite recipes to have leftovers of because it reheats so well. Just store it in an airtight container and it will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can reheat in the microwave in 30-second increments, or in a 350°F oven until heated through, which should take about 15 minutes.
Can You Freeze Baked Ravioli Casserole?
This is a great recipe for freezing, just make sure you let the ravioli lasagna cool completely and then transfer it to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. For best results, thaw in the fridge for 24 hours before reheating.
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- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish
- 1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 20 oz fresh ravioli, from the refrigerator section
- Fresh basil, to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 11×7 casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir to combine the mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Spread 3 to 4 tablespoons of the marinara in the bottom of the casserole dish.Lay a layer of raviolis over the marinara, trying not to overlap them.
- Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture on top of each ravioli, press the cheese down a little on tope of the raviolis. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of marinara over each ravioli.
- Repeat this process 2 more times to create 3 layers, ending with marinara sauce on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes, uncovered. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- When serving, garnish with fresh basil and grated parmesan.