Sunday Supper, Ravioli Lasagna with Spinach & Sausage

My son, “the chef,” made this easy and amazing casserole the other night

It was so good I couldn’t wait to have again later in the week

It is perfect for this busy time of year,

and a great change from turkey for your tastebuds

This casserole is also referred to as Lazy Lasagna

because it’s layered like lasagna with ricotta cheese,

marinara sauce and Italian cheeses,

but instead of lasagna noodles,

the pasta is cheese ravioli


it calls for refrigerated ravioli that doesn’t have to be cooked

before putting it in the casserole

He used Rao’s Marinara Sauce,

which is more expensive than other brands,

but is so good it’s worth it

He also used frozen spinach in a bag

which is steamed in the microwave

and is not full of excess water like frozen boxed spinach is,

so there is no messing squeezing and draining

First brown the sausage and drain on paper towels

and microwave the spinach according to package directions

Then mix the sausage and spinach with the ricotta cheese

and 1/3 cup Parmesan

Put 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a prepared casserole

Put 1/2 the ravioli on top of the sauce and top with 1/2 of the ricotta mix

Add another cup of sauce of top and sprinkle with 1/2 the mozzarella

Repeat layers and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on top

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbling

Ravioli Lasagna with Spinach & Sausage

Cheese Ravioli is layered with ricotta cheese, spinach and sausage like a lasagna and topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan for an easy and delicious meal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


  • 1 3 quart casserole dish


  • 20 oz. refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 16 oz. breakfast sausage
  • 4 cups marinara sauce {Rao's} 32 ounces
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 bag 15 oz. frozen steam in bag chopped spinach
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided


  • Gather the ingredients. Lightly oil a 3-quart baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Cook spinach according to package directions
  • Brown sausage in a skillet, stirring to crumble and drain on paper towels
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cooked sausage, spinach, ricotta cheese and 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Spread about 1 cup of marinara sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the ravioli and half the ricotta mixture, then cover the ricotta with another 1 cup of marinara sauce.
  • Top sauce with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat layers and then top with remaining Parmesan
  • Casserole can be covered and refrigerated at this point for baking later if desired. Bake 10-15 minutes longer if dish is refrigerated
  • Bake the casserole for 30 to 40 minutes, or until browned and bubbling around the edges.
  • Let casserole sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4-6
Keyword Baked Ravioli, BBQ chicken, pasta, do ahead, easy meal, one dish, easy dinner, Italian Ravioli Casserole, lazy lasagna, pasta casserole, Ravioli Marinara, sausage and spinach ravioli


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28 Responses to “Sunday Supper, Ravioli Lasagna with Spinach & Sausage”
  1. Such a great idea! And it looks mouthwatering.

  2. Pam says:

    This looks amazing and perfect for a dinner after all of the Thanksgiving food. My son would love this! Happy Sunday, Jenna!

  3. Bernadette says:

    Thanks Jenna for sharing this wonderful recipe that your son put together.

  4. Paula @ Gracefilled Moments says:

    This sounds fantastic. I can virtually taste this.

  5. Lasagna – such gooey goodness!

  6. Yes, we were scheduled for 3 different turkey and dressing dinners this week, so a lasagna is a much needed insert! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. lghiggins says:

    Kudos to your chef. He has created another great dish!

  8. Kari says:

    Looks so good Jenna…how wonderful to have a built in chef who provides so many great recipes. Have a great week at the beach. Hugs

  9. Nancy says:

    Ooooooo this looks so good! I would enjoy this very much!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. The spinach and sausage sounds like a really good combo here!

  11. Judee says:

    Very interesting recipe using ravioli for the lasagna. The spinach and Rao’s sauce sounds amazing . Great idea- thanks.

  12. Kim Goddard says:

    Ooh, this looks so good Jenna! I love the idea of the cheese ravioli instead of the lasagna noodles and the addition of the sausage. I’ll have to see if our grocery store has the frozen spinach in a bag. Thank you for sharing and thanks to your son for a great recipe! Pinning!

    • Thank you Kim, I hope you make this, it’s so easy and so good! If you can’t find the frozen spinach in a bag, you can use frozen boxed spinach, just drain it thoroughly. You could also use fresh spinach, just quickly cook it in a skillet to wilt it down

  13. Mary says:

    Sounds so tasty Jenna! I’ve seen a lot of quick lasagna recipes lately and the ravioli makes for a tasty short cut! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving ♥

  14. Linda @LifeandLinda says:

    Looks so delicious and easy. Shortcut cooking is sometimes a great help. I have used Rao’s sauces before. Yummy. I hope your Thanksgiving was special with your family.

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