Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
53 Mins
Serves 6


With ricotta cheese and spinach already tucked inside each ravioli, this is a shortcut way to a well-rounded lasagna. Classic meat sauce makes it über family-friendly.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage, beef, and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until meat is browned, stirring frequently to crumble. Stir in marinara sauce, salt, and pepper; bring just to a simmer. Remove from heat. Stir in frozen ravioli; toss to combine.

Step 3

Coat an 8-inch square broiler-safe glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon ravioli mixture into pan; top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Cover dish tightly with foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle evenly with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Step 4

Preheat broiler (leave dish in oven). Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

JRBMOM's Review

August 30, 2013
This was so easy to prepare and you got the same satisfaction as lasagna. I could not find spinach ravioli so I sautéed garlic in olive oil and wilted a bag of spinach in a pan. I chopped it and added it to the baking dish along with the ravioli mixture. If you use a normal size ravioli the serving size is correct. This would be a great recipe to double and bring to a party.

Pretty Solid Recipe

May 15, 2018
I made this substituting 2 Tofurky Italian sausage links for the meat. It was pretty tasty and fairly simple to prepare. My only suggestion would be to use the entire jar of marinara instead of the two cups specified in the recipe. It was a tad dry.

IoneTaylor's Review

December 03, 2013
My husband and I thought this dish was pretty darn good for the effort involved, and it tasted healthier than our usual homemade lasagna. We would definitely make it again. The whole wheat spinach ricotta ravioli is not easy to find - I checked Trader Joe's, Ralph's and Target for something similar and didn't find it. So I made a trip to Whole Foods, as the recipe suggested, and found it there. I baked the lasagna in the same oven-proof skillet in which I did the initial preparation, which worked great.

chattycathy69's Review

September 16, 2013

clifford04's Review

January 05, 2014
So easy. So tasty.

kelcancook's Review

October 25, 2013

cduffy370's Review

September 18, 2013
Delicious and simple lasagna. I found the spinach and ricotta ravioli at Trader Joe's.

heidala's Review

September 24, 2013
This dish was very easy to make and the entire family devoured it! I made it with a simple green salad and garlic bread. Definitely a keeper!

PatriciaH6911's Review

September 01, 2013
Just made this after receiving this month's edition, so easy and excellent! Substituted hot Italian turkey sausage and don't think it hurt the recipe a bit. My husband is gluten intolerant, so thankfully, frozen gluten free ravioli is available. The crushed red pepper and sausage give this recipe just the right amount of zing!

steponme's Review

October 03, 2013
This was just okay for me, not sure what all the outstanding reviews are about, other than the easy prep.