3 Ingredient Lazy Lasagna Recipe also known as Ravioli Lasagna, Lazy Day Lasagna, or lazy lasagna with ravioli. No matter what you call this quick and easy dinner recipe I can promise you that it is delicious and the perfect cheesy pasta comfort food.
Lazy Lasagna Recipe
This is one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes. It is quick and easy to make and we always have leftovers for lunch the next day.
I also love how easy it is to customize this lazy day lasagna. One of my favorite things is instead of using lasagna noodles you use frozen ravioli. You can pick the ravioli flavor your family will love.
We make it as a vegetarian lazy lasagna so everyone can enjoy it but you could easily make it with meat sauce and cheese.
We love to serve this with our favorite cheesy garlic bread or copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
This lazy day lasagna starts with 3 ingredients and then you can customize it based on what you have available or honestly how much effort your want to put into your lazy lasagna.
- Marina Sauce
- Frozen Ravioli
- Mozzarella Cheese
Once you have your three base ingredients you can customize this lasagna to your heart's content.
We like to add in ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese because you can never have too much cheese.
Frozen Ravioli - You can use any flavor ravioli for this recipe. We normally do cheese ravioli so everyone can enjoy it. You can easily switch this out and use meat ravioli or spinach ravioli.
You can use small or large ravioli depending on what you can find at the grocery store. Lately, we have only been able to find small ravioli at our local grocery store.
Marina Sauce - You can use whatever your favorite marinara sauce is for this recipe. Grab what you have available in the pantry and you are ready to go. Some days I want this ravioli lasagna to be super saucy so I will use an extra ½ a jar of our favorite marinara sauce.
Mozzarella Cheese - I suggest buying a good shredded mozzarella cheese or shredding your own if you feel like it. A good mozzarella cheese will give you the epic cheese strings that make this lazy lasagna extra decadent.
9 X 13 baking dish - I like to maximize my effort and make this in a 9 x 13 baking dish so we easily have leftovers. If you do not want leftovers you can use a 8 x 8 baking dish and reduce the amount of ravioli you use.
Spoon/spatula - the only other kitchen tool you need is a spoon or spatula to spread the marinara sauce around the baking dish.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
Don't forget to preheat the oven to 400 degrees!
If you like your lasagna super saucy you can add in a 2nd jar of marinara or just a portion of it. We normally end up using 1.5 jars of our favorite 24 ounce sauce because we like this lazy day lasagna super saucy.
You can add in ground beef, sausage, spinach, Italian Seasoning, or anything else you love in a lasagna. We kept this recipe super basic so you can customize it to how you feel on a given day.
How to make Lazy Lasagna
The first step is to spread an even layer of marinara sauce along the bottom of the casserole dish.
Layer frozen ravioli on top of the marinara pasta sauce
Optional Step - Add in ricotta cheese
Cover with marinara sauce and then repeat layers.
Top with remaining sauce and cover the top with mozzarella cheese. Optional add-on parmesan cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes
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Lazy Lasagna Recipe
- 24 Ounce Cheese ravioli frozen
- 24 Ounce Marinara Sauce
- 8 Ounce Mozzarella Cheese shredded, 2 cups
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Pour ⅓ of marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan and spread it out, add a layer or frozen ravioli, and then top with ½ of the mozzarella cheese.
- Add an additional layer ⅓ of marinara sauce, add layer of frozen ravioli, top with marinara sauce and sprinkle remaining mozzarella across the top.
- Cover pan with loose foil so it doesn't touch the cheese layer. Bake for 30 minutes with foil on.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
I made this just this past Friday (02/10/23), customizing it a bit to adapt to what I had in the pantry, and man, oh man, was it GOOD!!! I live alone and cook only for myself, so made a smaller pan of it, but even at that, I've enjoyed several meals from the leftovers.
This is now one of my "go-to" dishes---it has nearly endless possibilities, and I'm very willing to explore them all!
Thank you for how you wrote this recipe. It lists simple steps, theory, and variables. I make my own marinara -- it's quick and the star of every show. This is one delicious way to use it. Mahalo!! 👏👏