Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

by Jul 12th, 2011 // Dinner, Savory Sitter

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

Hi! Heather the babysitter here bringing you another babysitter friendly recipe. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved ravioli. My introduction to those pillows of tender pasta filled with a cheesy or meaty treat on the inside most likely originated, sadly, with those little cans of Chef-Boyardee.

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

Eventually, a small gourmet specialty store opened up in my rural Vermont town, which before that only knew farm stands and a big family-run grocery store. I was fascinated by the little shop with it’s wooden racks filled with European wines and a cooler filled with exotically stinky cheeses, finely sliced meats and white boxes filled with fresh, homemade ravioli.

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

The shop, appropriately named Bon Vivant, was owned and operated by a friendly French man who seemed have opened it purely out of a desire eat well himself. There was a poster on the wall of the back of a man on a bicycle riding down a picturesque country road. The man was wearing  a beret and had a baguette strapped to the back of his bike with word FRANCE! written below him in slanted letters. As an eight-year-old I was mesmerized by this poster and knew that I must go to this place called France one day.

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

The raviolis from this little gem of a store became a staple in my parent’s house. And as always-hungry growing children, the delicious raviolis were the perfect after school, or late night snack.

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

This ravioli lasagna is even better than the usual boiled ravioli with red sauce. In this super-fun kid-friendly recipe, we layer the cooked ravioli with sauce and cheese and bake it to form a gooey, layered, cheesy lasagna!  It comes out looking golden and delicious and is incredibly easy to make. The layering of the ravioli and the sauce is a great thing to let the kids do. Be sure to let it cool before serving, as it will be very hot!

Ravioli Lasagna

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 packages large rectangle shaped, fresh spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli
2 cups marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
torn fresh basil and oregano

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cook ravioli until soft but still firm to the bite, drain.
3. In a square glass baking dish, spoon the marinara sauce evenly on the bottom of the dish. Place the raviolis in the dish side by side to cover the sauce. Spoon more sauce on to ravioli and spread evenly so they are all slathered in sauce. Sprinkle evenly with shredded mozzarella, then with fresh herbs to taste.
4. Repeat this until the dish is filled to the top. All of the raviolis should be covered in sauce. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan.
5. Bake in the 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbling and slightly crusty on top. Let cool before serving.

Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna

 

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9 Comments on “Savory Sitter: Ravioli Lasagna”

  1. 1.) Sasha @ The Procrastobaker
    July 14th, 2011

    100% going to be giving this one a go! Ive been dying to make lasagne for a long time but keep putting it off, this might be like the stepping stone needed for me to attempt it finally! Brilliant and deceivingly simple recipe that im sure tastes scrummy :)

  2. 2.) Sasha (Global Table Adventure)
    July 14th, 2011

    Oh my goodness. I just passed out, hit my head, rolled all the way to the store and woke up with an armful of raviolis. Score. I’m totally making this asap! :D

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  6. 6.) Tina
    September 8th, 2011

    My family and I absolutely love this recipe! I buy the 2 pack deal of ravioli from Sam’s Club, so it makes a huge 9×13 pan! I add a layer of fresh spinach, to give it a little extra color…so very good! I skip the boiling of the ravioli and just add a few more minutes of cooking time and a little water to each corner of the pan. I cover it with foil the first 20 minutes and uncovered for an additional 15…perfect! Thank you for a great recipe!

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