Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cheater Lasagna

OK I am going to share a secret. I use this one for when someone has a baby or someone passes away, etc. It is my go to recipe as it is so easy and can be thrown together quickly. I usually put a loaf of garlic bread and salad with it and a quick dessert and bring it to whomever. And when I make it I also make one for my family. It is really lasagna but without the extra trouble and mess with the ricotta cheese!

Easy Ravioli Lasagna (aka cheater lasagna)

2-3 bags frozen Celentano cheese ravioli (or other brand)
1 lb lean ground beef (optional)
1-2 jars favorite tomato sauce
1-2 bags part skim mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese

Brown the beef in a pan and add the sauce so that it can soak up some of the flavors. In a casserole dish or tin foil pan (that way you don’t have to clean up!) put some tomato sauce on the bottom. Add a layer of the frozen ravioli (still frozen and uncooked!) add more sauce on top to cover and then add mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Continue layering, making sure to use enough tomato sauce so that it can cook the ravioli. The top layer ends in mozzarella cheese with a sprinkle of parmesan (I usually have 3 layers). Put in oven on 350 for about 45 minutes to an hour, until cooked and warmed throughout.

Enjoy and put your feet up! With easy recipes like this Life is Always Good!


Brittany said...

Ooooooh! This sounds easy and good. My kids would eat that one!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Wow that does sound super easy. I need to try this one. And yes my salad would go great with it wouldn't it?

Anne said...

mmmm - that's sounds good. I'll have that.

Newton Family said...

Wow what a great recipie!!! I have to write all that down.

Meg said...

Ravioli lasagna!! What a great idea and yummy too!

Anonymous said...

awesome idea! i love super easy yet yummy recipes. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I've made this many times and my family and guests have asked for it over and over. It's so easy, no stress and something that can bake as you visit with your guests.
Start it before everyone comes, have your salad done, your choice of rolls ready, table set, fruit or jello in the fridge and you have a nice meal for everyone.
About 45 min. after the meal, bring out your favorite dessert and everyone will leave full and happy.

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