ravioli and spinach lasagna #WeekdaySupper

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 easy lasagna is perfect for a weeknight or any night.

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

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 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.

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

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!

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

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 | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

1 pound italian sausage

12 oz. baby spinach

24 oz. marinara sauce

20 oz. cheese ravioli

3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, remove casings from sausage, crumble and cook until browned.

Add spinach and cook until wilted.

In 9x13 pan, ladle enough pasta sauce to cover bottom of pan.

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.

Spread sausage and spinach mixture evenly over ravioli.

Poor remaining marinara sauce over sausage and spinach and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until warmed through and bubbling. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

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!! :D

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