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Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

What a fun and easy recipe this was to make! I have seen recipes for ravioli lasagna over the years but never gave it a try. I can’t believe it took me so long because it is quick, easy, fun, and tasty! My son, who loves ravioli, really loved this lasagna. It was a perfect meal for a busy weeknight, and hearty and filling enough to satisfy my hungry son, who was preparing for a two-hour Judo class. The rest of us loved the lasagna too and the leftovers were just as delicious.

Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

How to Make a Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×9 glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often, making sure to break it up into crumbles with a spatula, for 2-3 minutes. Add the diced onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Season with a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Spread a bit of marinara over the bottom of the baking dish. Place the frozen ravioli in the bottom of the pan in three rows. Top with half of the fresh baby spinach, next add half of the meat and onion mixture, followed by a bit of mozzarella and parmesan, and lastly, spoon a little marinara on top and spread carefully. Add another layer of ravioli followed by the remaining spinach and meat, and a little more of each cheese, then a little more marinara. Add the final layer of ravioli then spread the remaining sauce evenly on top. Sprinkle the top with the last of the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a bit of dried basil on top.

Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

Place into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until bubbly and cooked through. Let the lasagna cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving with freshly chopped basil on top. Enjoy.

DSC_1598Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

 

Ravioli Lasagna with Chicken Italian Sausage and Spinach

 

Yield: 6-8  

Total Time: 60 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb ground chicken Italian sausage
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 jar of marinara, more if you like
25 oz bag of frozen cheese ravioli (you’ll have a few leftover)
2 cups of fresh baby spinach
1  1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded, more if needed or desired
2 tbsp Parmesan, grated
Dried basil, to taste
Fresh basil, to taste, for serving

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×9 glass baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring often, making sure to break it up into crumbles with a spatula, for 2-3 minutes. Add the diced onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Season with a bit of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Spread a bit of marinara over the bottom of the baking dish. Place the frozen ravioli in the bottom of the pan in three rows. Top with half of the fresh baby spinach, next add half of the meat and onion mixture, followed by a bit of mozzarella and parmesan, and lastly, spoon a little marinara on top and spread carefully. Add another layer of ravioli followed by the remaining spinach and meat, and little bit of each cheese, then a little more marinara. Add the final layer of ravioli then spread the remaining sauce evenly on top. Sprinkle the top with the last of the shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a bit of dried basil on top.

Place into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until bubbly and cooked through. Let the lasagna cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving with freshly chopped basil on top. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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11 Comments

  1. What a nice idea, it looks very tasty! Have a great day, Pam 🙂

  2. You just blew my mind, Pam, I have never heard of a ravioli lasagna before. Amazing!

  3. i didn’t know ravioli lasagna existed, but it’s obviously a great idea! i really, really like your version, and it couldn’t be more photogenic!

  4. That looks just delicious! One pan makes it even better.

  5. I have been craving all things cheesy and pasta-filled so this casserole looks beyond perfect!

  6. Oh! This is really a confort food for me! I could eat this every week!
    Kisses

  7. one of my FAVOOOOOOORITE DISHES TO COOK.
    Everyone is always soooo amazed at how I make this …..
    Thank You