Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna

No boiling required!  Melty mozzarella cheese is sandwiched between two layers of cheese filled ravioli to create the base of this lasagna.  Topped with Italian sausage, spinach and then smothered in marinara, this Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna is perfect for a weeknight or any night.

Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes

Lasagna isn’t something I typically make all that often.  It’s time intensive and even on a weekend, it never seems to make it to the top of my to-do list.  But this Quick and Easy Ravioli Lasagna?  This is one of our favorites that makes lasagna on a weeknight not only possible, but something we all look forward to.  You too can take some help from the refrigerated section and have a delicious dinner on the table in a half hour.

Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes

This month’s Weekday Supper theme is Green.  Think spring, St. Patrick’s Day, green food and green cooking methods.  I went the green food direction with the inclusion of spinach in this lasagna recipe.  The three year old of the house has gone off the deep end the last few weeks about having “leaves” in her food but after telling her several times that you really can’t taste the leaves and they make you healthier, she’s on board.  Silly girl!

Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes

No boiling required!  Instead of typical lasagna noodles, I’m utilizing two layers of cheese filled ravioli with an amazing layer of melty mozzarella cheese sandwiched in between.  Topped with a layer of Italian sausage and spinach and then smothered in marinara, I warn you your chances of having leftovers are not looking good.

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound italian sausage
  • 12 oz. baby spinach
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce
  • 20 oz. cheese ravioli
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, remove casings from sausage, crumble and cook until browned.
  3. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. In 9x13 pan, ladle enough pasta sauce to cover bottom of pan.
  5. Arrange a single layer of ravioli to cover bottom of pan. Cover with 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and layer remaining cheese ravioli on top.
  6. Spread sausage and spinach mixture evenly over ravioli.
  7. Poor remaining marinara sauce over sausage and spinach and top with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until warmed through and bubbling. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes

 

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Sunday Supper Movement

Looking for additional weeknight dinner ideas?  Check out the other green themed Weekday Supper ideas featured this week:

Monday | Cindy’s Recipes and Writings: Herb Frittata

Tuesday | Melanie Makes: Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna

Wednesday | Noshing With The Nolands: Spring Pea Soup

Thursday | The Dinner-Mom: Seared Scallops over Wilted Spinach

Friday | Sue’s Nutrition Buzz: Chicken Saag :  Spicy Chicken Smothered In Creamy Spinach Sauce

Comments

  1. Yay! Now I can have lasagna during the week too!! Awesome cheesy goodness.

  2. What a delicious take on lasagna! I love that you used ravioli, soo cheesy and yummy!

  3. Great recipe, loving how easy it is for a #weekdaysupper!!

  4. Love this trick for making lasagna! I bet it is fabulous!

  5. Great idea for a lasagna meal!

  6. This is something my whole family would enjoy. Best of two worlds, lasagna and ravioli. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. Yum, I love lasagna! I am hungry just looking at this!

  8. #Yumola!! I can’t wait to give my tiny Italian food lovers a go at this one!! 😀

  9. What a brilliantly clever idea! You can bet I’ll be working this into our meal plan next week!

    g

  10. Love the ravioli in place of lasagna noodles and ricotta! Makes it a nice and easy meal to make :)

  11. Well, I just think this is the best dinner idea ever! Love the ravioli switch!

  12. What a great, quick way to make lasagna. Brilliant for all of us on a busy weeknight.
    I did not know you were an Ohio girl either! We spent the holidays in Cleveland with family. My oldest son moved there in July, he lives in Cleveland Hights. We will have to meet up next time I am there!

  13. I really do love lasagna but now I’m wondering why I never thought to use cheese filled ravioli! Holy yum!

  14. lasagna is the ONLY meal my daughter actually likes, but it is time intensive. This is perfect, and I’m sure even our fussy one will love it

  15. I love how easy and delicious this looks! Exactly what I need for a busy weeknight!

  16. Melanie I love how you made this with ravioli instead of lasagna noodles! I typically avoid lasagna since it takes so long, but the hubs loves it. Can’t wait to make him this version :)

  17. Sometimes dinner NEEDS to be quick and easy! Looks great!

  18. I love how simple this is! And you can’t go wrong with ravioli! All my boys would love it.

  19. I always have to laugh at the things toddles will eat and then won’t eat! My son has had periods where he rebels at the thought of eating pumpkin and red peppers – two of my favorite things, but he’ll eat radish and tomato and pretty much anything else without a second thought. Leaves, how cute! On a side note, this lasagna looks mouthwatering!

  20. What?!! Only 5 ingredients? This sounds to-die-for! What a yummy, easy dinner Melanie!

  21. Love how easy and healthy this is… My kiddos won’t eat leaves either, so I chop or slather in pasta sauce to hide.

  22. Love this, Melanie! So easy and delicious! And I got a good laugh reading about your three year old referring to the spinach as leaves! My son is four and that’s what he calls salad. :) Gotta love those kids!

  23. Ooh I love ravioli lasagna, and spinach and sausage makes everything better! Looks great, Melanie!

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