Welcome to the Favorite Family Recipes Blog Hop! This is my first month participating in the challenge and I’m delighted to be joining some talented bloggers for this month’s challenge! For my favorite family recipe, I’m sharing a super fast and easy Cheese Ravioli Lasagna. To find more favorite family recipes, visit the links below too!
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Our Unschooling Journey • Purple Hues and Me
The Blue Willow House
Reviews, Chews, & How Tos • Comfort Springs
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Cheese Ravioli Lasagna with Ground Beef
The first time I saw this recipe was on Pinterest a few years ago. Since then, I’ve tweaked it to my family’s liking and it’s now become a favorite family recipe that I serve with garlic bread.
What I love about this cheese ravioli lasagna is that it’s quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and is even freezer friendly! It’s basically layering pasta sauce, frozen cheese ravioli, chopped spinach, ground beef and onions, and cheese. So easy!
Another reason I love this cheese ravioli recipe is that the ingredients can easily be swapped out to satisfy your family’s taste. For example, the ground beef can be left out entirely and more veggies can be added for a meatless meal. If you have carnivores in the house (that’s us), ground beef can be swapped out for Italian sausage and various cheeses can be added for a change in flavor. Whatever you decide, this cheese ravioli lasagna will quickly become a favorite family meal!
Cheese Ravioli Lasagna with Ground Beef Recipe
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot|
- 1 -25 oz. bag frozen cheese ravioli
- 1 - 24 oz, bottle pasta sauce
- 1 - 10 oz. box frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)
- 2 - 2 1/2 cups shredded Mozarella cheese
- 1 Pound ground beef
- 1/2 Medium chopped onion
- 1 Teaspoon Italian herbs
- 1 - 2 Cloves chopped garlic
- To change the flavor, switch out the cheese to your favorite.
- Make this meatless by leaving out the ground beef.
- For a freezer meal, layer in a foil pan and cover. Make sure the ground beef is cool before freezing. Bake from frozen for about 1.5 hours or until the center is hot.
|Preheat oven to 400°F. In a pan on medium high heat, brown ground beef, chopped onions, garlic, and Italian herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Defrost frozen spinach in a microwave and squeeze all the water out. Set aside.|
|In a 9" x 13" pan, pour about a cup of pasta sauce. Add a layer each of frozen ravioli, half the spinach, half the ground beef, and half the cheese. Pour the remaining sauce over the layers and repeat the layers, ending with the cheese on top.|
|Cover the dish with foil and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. To add color to the cheese, remove the foil and place the dish under the broiler for 3 - 5 minutes. Serve.|