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Baked Frozen Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

Baked frozen ravioli lasagna is the best family favorite comfort food dinner! NO need to defrost first, just layer with sauce and cheeses. Easier than How to Make Lasagna Step by Step with large floppy noodles boiled ahead of time.

Baked Frozen Ravioli

Frozen ravioli bake is so good. I mean you can see the end result here which you may mistake for lasagna but SO much easier to make. NO boil required ahead of time which not only cuts down on the cooking time but less prep for a busy day too. (affiliate links present)

Frozen Ravioli Bake

So this is a totally different texture than frozen ravioli in air fryer. Those babies turn out crispy and crunchy like a snack. With this creation they come out tender like lasagna noodles but filled with cheese or beef. Layer them with sauce and cheeses and you have yourself a sort of layered casserole.

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I mean you could compare it to our lasagna casserole of sorts. A bit less deconstructed than that one was and when it is done and sliced you may never know the difference. I mean regular lasagna noodles are just BORING! You can use our own homemade sauce blend, or use a bottle of spaghetti sauce, whatever you have time for.

Baked Ravioli From Frozen

Baked Ravioli From Frozen

Now you could use a white more of an alfredo type sauce like we did with our vegetable lasagna with white sauce if you’d rather. My husband needs dairy free dishes so in our case I will make it with spaghetti style sauce, lactose free shredded cheese and beef filled noodles.

  • 2 c frozen ravioli
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Small onion diced
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • Thyme
  • Ground coriander

As far as the stuffed noodles you can choose smaller or larger really. When you layer the ravioli you want it to cover from end to end if you can. If yours are much smaller you could clearly need more than the 9 pieces you see here in each layer, so that is just an estimate as far as the 2 cups go.

Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli

Now we have made lazy lasagna casserole before using penne pasta. Instead you could use the small versions of raviolis or tortellinis instead to make it that way instead. The only real difference is the prep. Instead of layering everything is just kind’ thrown together, warmed, poured into a dish with cheese on top and baked. It’s more of a scoop out and serve dish.

  • Preheat the oven to 370F. In a saucepan, sauté the onion in oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes into a saucepan. Add spices and thyme. Stir and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Brush the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish with tomato sauce.
  • Top with frozen ravioli. Top with mixed cheddar and mozzarella (could add a few dollops of ricotta cheese too if you feel like that is a must ingredient for you)
  • Top with the tomato sauce again and then the ravioli layer.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella, cover dish with foil.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes baking time.
  • Remove foil after 10 minutes so top of cheese can brown the rest of the time.
  • When browned on the top remove and sit for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Lasagna with Frozen Ravioli

We will talk about a few substitutions or add ins you can use in this easy ravioli lasagna below. Every dinner recipe can be adjusted to the tastebuds in your house of course. 😉 If you wanted to prep ahead of time you could too. Just prep, cover with wrap, refrigerate, then let sit on the counter for 20 minutes before you throw it into the oven.

Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

Ok so with all other family recipe ideas there are always alterations you can make, add to, or substitute into the mix if you like. Let’s talk about a few of them you can use if you prefer. To start with, instead of the diced tomatoes, olive oil and seasonings you could just use a bottled meat sauce, or marinara sauce. Could brown ground beef or Italian sausage and add that into the pasta sauce too.

  • You could use parmesan cheese, or in addition to the other shreds.
  • Dairy free cheese works as we have used it in our household, Daiya has great choices.
  • Feel free to brown some meat and add that into the sauce or in another layer entirely.
  • This baked ravioli recipe could be made vegetarian with the cheese suggested above and pierogis instead of these.

This warms up well too if you have any leftovers at all. Transfer into a sealed container and keep in your fridge or freezer. We share how to reheat lasagna in oven here to perfection. Best way to do that is with a spoonful of sauce on the top with more shredded cheese so it brings it back to life. Heat in microwave for 1 minute or so to warm.

Pair with a slice of our Dessert Lasagna for a really fun layered dish in a casserole dish. One hot and the other frozen.

Frozen Ravioli Bake

Frozen Ravioli Lasagna

How long to cook frozen lasagna if you choose to save it this way depends on whether it’s in pieces or whole. When you heat it up again I would add moisture wit a bit of sauce.

How Long to Bake Frozen Ravioli?

If you combine it with sauce and cheese like we did here it will take about 25 minutes for all the ingredients to warm and the cheeses to melt nicely inside and on top.

Can you bake frozen ravioli instead of boiling?

Yep, we will show you how to do that right here. NO boiling required before layering with other ingredients and making a sort of lazy ravioli lasagna dish. Everyone in your family will love this dish.

Does frozen ravioli need to be defrosted before cooked?

NOPE! In several cases you can add it into a recipe like this lasagna with frozen ravioli without boiling them beforehand. This cuts down on prep and cook time. Throwing them directly into the air fryer is a fun crispy snack too!

That is right. My kids figured this second goodie out when they were experimenting in the kitchen and threw them into our Cosori. Sprayed with olive oil and some garlic salt they cooked the insides (which are already precooked) and made the pasta crunchy! Follow our frozen ravioli in air fryer for that goodie bite too.

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Baked Frozen Ravioli

Baked frozen ravioli lasagna is the best family favorite comfort food dinner! NO need to defrost first, just layer with sauce and cheeses.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked, casserole, frozen ravioli, lasagna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 143kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 370F. In a saucepan, sauté the onion in oil for 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes into a saucepan. Add spices, apple cider vinegar and thyme. Stir and simmer for 5-7 minutes to make the sauce. (or use 1 jar of spaghetti sauce instead)
  • * If you want a layer of meat too, brown in a skillet, drain and set aside. Add this layer on top of sauce layer.
  • Brush the bottom of a 9" x 13" casserole dish with tomato sauce. Top with frozen ravioli. Top with mixed cheddar and mozzarella.
  • Top with the tomato sauce again and then the ravioli layer. Sprinkle with the remaining cheddar and mozzarella, cover dish with foil.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove foil after 10 minutes so top of cheese can brown the rest of the time.
  • When browned on the top remove and sit for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Frozen Ravioli
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 189mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Kim

Sunday 16th of July 2023

Ingredients list apple cider vinegar, but I don’t see it mentioned in the instructions. Does it go in the saucepan with the tomatoes and spices?

The Typical Mom

Sunday 16th of July 2023

yes sorry about that, fixed, it is part of the sauce if you choose to make it homemade instead of jarred.

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