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Beefy Baked Ravioli Recipe- An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna

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Category: Main Dish, Healthy Recipes, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef (preferably grass-fed, organic)
  • 1/2 lb pork sausage (preferably local, organic)
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce (approximately 28 oz. each; I like Newman”™s Own Marinara)
  • 1 can (15 oz) crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Italian mix cheese (Romano, Parm, Asiago, etc)
  • 2 packages (10 oz.) fresh cheese ravioli, cooked al dente (I use Trader Joe”™s)
  • grated Parmesan cheese, optional for serving


1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.

2) In large skillet over medium heat saute onions until soft. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute but don”™t let it burn. Next, add beef and sausage to onions and garlic and turn up heat to medium-high. Cook until browned and no longer pink. Drain grease, then stir in sauce and crushed tomatoes.

3) Spread thin layer of meat sauce into bottom of baking dish. Arrange a layer of cooked ravioli over the sauce. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and Italian cheese over the ravioli. Repeat layers, ending with the last of the sauce on top. (Freezer Meal note: Freeze the casserole at this point.)

4) Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes until hot throughout. Take foil off and bake about 15 minutes more or until bubbly at edges.

5) Let rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Freezer Meal Instructions:

Prepare the casserole through Step 4, but do not bake. Wrap the unbaked casserole tightly before putting in the freezer.

When ready to cook, thaw in the fridge (may take up to 48 hours) or thaw in the microwave on defrost setting. Bake according to instructions.

If cooking directly from frozen state, increase baking time by 1 to 1 ½ hours (total baking time of about 2-2 ½ hours).

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