Lazy Lasagna

READY IN: 55mins
Redsie
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

I found this recipe on the back of the label on a package of ground beef! Of all the different ways I've used the same old pasta and sauce combinations, I'd never tried this one - it was a big hit! I'm sure this will adapt itself to using vegetables, different meats, no meat - whatever you like best. I'm including the ingredients for a "lazy" marinara sauce in case you don't have any jars of storebought in the pantry.

Top Review by Ericadawn

We liked this alot. It was very easy to make- much easier than regular lasagna. I used tortellini instead of ravioli since we like that better. I had canned spaghetti sauce on hand so I used that. I used more mozzarella than this calls for (probably about 3-4 cups total). I also put some parmesan inbetween the layers and on top too. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 375.
  2. brown ground beef with garlic and onion in large nonstick skillet. Drain off fat if necessary.
  3. Mix with prepared marinara and set aside.
  4. You can use a jar of storebought marinara or make your own with the ingredients listed above. The ingredients are flexible - I use whatever combination of canned tomatoes I happen to have at the time - crushed, diced, puree, with herbs or garlic already added - whatever. No need to cook before you add to the mix - it will bake along with everything else.
  5. Bring 4 qts water to a boil. Cook ravioli just till it floats, about 3-5 minutes. Drain.
  6. Place a bit of sauce/beef mixture in bottom of 9x13 pan. Add a layer of half the ravioli, topped by half the sauce, followed by half the shredded cheese.
  7. Repeat layers.
  8. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, till sauce is bubbly and cheese is browned.
  9. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

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