Ravioli take the place of traditional lasagna noodles to make this creamy, saucy ravioli lasagna. The ravioli is layered with rich ricotta cheese and herbs, bright tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella.
Ravioli lasagna is a versatile, simple option for all types of meals: weeknight, date night, or family dinner. It’s hassle-free and comforting to eat. Try meal prepping for an easy lunch option!
The theme of this recipe is trickery. I incorporate multiple, easy hacks to make this recipe taste as gourmet and from-scratch as possible—but without all the complicated work!
Why KJ Loves
I absolutely love this Ravioli Lasagna! It’s all the wonderful, comforting flavors of a lasagna without all the hard work. Cheese-stuffed ravioli take the place of traditional lasagna noodles and a quick & hearty meat sauce seals it all together. The perfect, cozy meal!
Next-Level Flavor With Piedmontese Ground Beef
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Certified Piedmontese brings flavorful, tender ground beef to your table in a sustainable, unique way. Let’s dive into the details of what sets Certified Piedmontese apart:
Their cows come from the rare Piedmontese breed of cattle from Italy–less than 1% of cattle in the United States are Piedmontese, but Certified Piedmontese has the largest herd of these cattle.
Responsibly Raised in the Midwest
Certified Piedmontese ranchers are responsible stewards of both the cattle and the region’s natural resources.
No hormones, antibiotics, or steroids!
Healthy & Flavorful
The beef is naturally healthier but does not sacrifice flavor or tenderness. Piedmontese Beef has fewer calories, less fat, and higher protein per ounce than beef from other breeds. You get the taste of real beef since it is naturally cleaner and leaner.
Finding a local company that delivers on amazing taste, healthiness, and sustainability is a tall order—and Certified Piedmontese does it all. Their 100% grass-finished ground beef is a favorite in our house, and it feels good to know we’re supporting a company that operates ethically.
Grass Fed, Grass Finished Ground Beef
Piedmontese Beef also offers a Grass Fed, Grass Finished Ground Beef line. If you’re not familiar with the cattle industry, this is an amazing feat! That means the cattle are as natural as possible–eating grass as intended.
I’ve found that the Grass Fed, Grass Finished Ground Beef is juicier and has a better “beef” flavor, which makes this ravioli lasagna recipe next level!
Here’s what Certified Piedmontese says about their Grass Fed, Grass Finished Line:
“Certified Piedmontese grass fed, grass finished beef, is source verified, nutritious, high-quality tender beef that has been raised humanely with the cattle and the land and its resources in mind. There is simply no reason to settle for less when choosing your grass fed, grass finished beef.”
Other Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients
These aromatics form the base of the recipe and elevate the taste.
Weird, I know. But trust me—this is one of the tricks that makes ravioli lasagna taste so good.
It helps add such a depth of flavor. It will taste like the meat sauce has been simmering all day (when it hasn’t!).
Grab your favorite pasta or marinara sauce for this recipe! My go-to is Classico Four Cheese.
This is trick number three. Pre-made ravioli add a creaminess and rich taste that you don’t get in normal lasagna!
Trick number four: Create a rich herbed cheese filling with store-bought ricotta cheese and thyme. If you want a shortcut, go for dried thyme. For an extra gourmet flavor, use fresh thyme!
An essential lasagna ingredient.
Ravioli Lasagna Prep Tips
The great thing about using ravioli instead of lasagna noodles? You don’t have to worry about the shape of the baking dish! I used an oversized 9×9 baking dish to build my ravioli lasagna. Here is the baking dish I used. If you don’t have a 9×9 dish handy, use a 3 qt equivalent.
If you want to prep ravioli lasagna ahead of time, follow all the instructions up to right before the baking process.
Instead of baking the assembled lasagna, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. You may need to add 5-10 minutes to the baking time since it will be coming cold from the refrigerator.
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