This baked ravioli is a family favorite, and incredibly easy to throw together at the last minute!
This quick and easy recipe will soon be a family favorite! What I love most about this meal is that the simple 3 ingredients last forever, so you can always have them in stock and ready to pop in the oven on busy dinner nights. It’s also just as good eaten left over the next day! My daughter loves it packed in her school lunch.
I call this “lazy lasagna” because with all of the layering it really does taste and feel just like lasagna. Baking the ravioli definitely gives it a much richer flavor. The sauce bakes up nice and thick, and the browned cheese adds that extra touch.
1 (25 oz bag) frozen ravioli
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (24 oz jar) marinara sauce
1/3 cup parmesan cheese for sprinkling (optional)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Spread about 3/4 cup of your marinara sauce into the bottom of your baking dish.
Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce.
Top with half of the remaining sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese.
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.
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.
Let it cool for 5-10 minutes, and then serve alone or with garlic bread, salad or veggies. Enjoy!
Try mixing it up with ravioli stuffed with beef, chicken or spinach. You can also add things to the layers like pepperoni slices, sausage, fresh basil leaves, veggies or garlic for added variety.
You can also add to or replace the marinara with alfredo sauce.