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Lazy Lasagna (Cheesy Baked Ravioli)

This quick, easy and cheap dinner recipe is perfect for a family with picky eaters! It's made with just 3 simple ingredients, and my kids always go back for seconds. If you're looking for last minute dinner ideas, this Italian inspired pasta dish is effortless to make on busy school nights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 3 ingredients, casserole, cheap, easy meals, family dinners
Servings 6


  • 1 (25 oz bag) frozen ravioli
  • 1 (24 oz jar) pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.

  2. Spread about 3/4 cup of your pasta sauce onto the bottom of your baking dish.

  3. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce.

  4. Top with half of the remaining sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese.

  5. Repeat the layers starting with what's left of the frozen ravioli. Finish by topping with the remainder of the sauce and mozzarella. Sprinkle with parmesan if you'd like. 

  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. 

  7. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes, and then serve alone or with garlic bread, salad or veggies. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Try mixing it up with beef, chicken or spinach stuffed ravioli. You can also add things to the layers like pepperoni slices, sausage, ground beef, fresh basil leaves, veggies or garlic for added variety.
  • You could also add to or replace the red sauce with a jar of alfredo.