Easy weeknight Veggie Lazy Lasagna is perfect for weeknights where you want a big fat bowl of comfort food but don’t have the time or energy to cook it.
Oh my stars–ravioli lasagna has changed my weeknight cooking game. If you’ve never tried it, you must! Forget the lasagna noodles & embrace the frozen ravioli short-cut. I swear there’ll be no complaints tonight when you put this show stopper on the table.
If you think a frozen tray of lasagna is the only way to make the magic happen on a weeknight–think again! This quick & easy Veggie Lazy Lasagna recipe is an amazing substitute.
EASY LASAGNA WITH RAVIOLI
Ditch the lasagna noodles.
Ditch the “no boil” noodles, too.
We’re subbing in FROZEN RAVIOLI for our noodles tonight. Say whaaaa???!!! Yep, and it’s gonna blow your mind.
This is a dump & bake casserole style lasagna that is so super easy that it’s perfect for those “kitchen-skills-challenged” moms & dads out there who really wanna wow their families.
Any type of frozen ravioli will do. I used Target brand cheese ravioli in this video, but you could use any brand or flavor that you like.
- 1 Bag Frozen Ravioli (25 oz.)
- 1 Can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 Jar Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
- 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
- 1 Fresh Mozzarella Log (Sliced)
- 1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In a casserole dish, place frozen ravioli directly into the dish. Do not cook or thaw ravioli.
- Chop fresh spinach. Place in microwave safe dish and steam for about 1 minute, or until the spinach is wilted.
- Drain about half the juice out of the can of tomatoes and add to the top of the ravioli.
- Sprinkle on the fresh steamed spinach.
- Pour butternut squash sauce over the top of all ingredients and spread around to cover.
- Place slices of mozzarella evenly over sauce.
- Top with parmesan.
- Cook in oven for 45 minutes, or until the entire dish is bubbly and mozzarella is melted and golden brown. This may take a few extra minutes depending on the size of the casserole dish you use.
- Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
- Any veggies, sauce, or flavor of ravioli may be substituted here.
- To prevent a watery veggie lasagna, steam the veggies before adding to the dish. Also, drain a bit of the water from the tomatoes.
- You may substitute shredded mozzarella for fresh sliced mozzarella.
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Okay, so this is a veggie lazy lasagna–but you could omit any veggie you don’t like & replace it with your favorite.
I LOOOOOVE Target’s Good & Gather Brand Butternut Squash pasta sauce. I think it’s just genius & my kids gobble it up in this dish. So, win-win.
But, as with the veggies & the ravioli, you could sub in any sauce you want.
One of the things I love most about this dish is that you could make this dish once a week & change the ingredients out each time. Veggie lazy lasagna, Stromboli lazy lasagna, pizza lazy lasagna, etc.
No one in your fam would get sick of it!
HOW TO AVOID A WATERY VEGGIE LASAGNA
Let me go ahead and warn you about ONE THING.
Veggie lasagnas can get watery. This may or may not be a problem depending on the time you have for the lasagna to sit after cooking.
In this video, I was making it on the fly, so I didn’t wait for it to cool.
It can get a little watery due to the spinach if you dive on in. But, if you’re making it and it sits for an hour the liquid will soak into the noodles completely.
If you want to avoid any watery-ness, then there’s a simple solution: pop your veggies in the microwave for 1 minute to let them steam it out.
LAZY LASAGNA FOR THE WEEKNIGHT WIN
I’m telling you this is a super easy way to get an awesome dinner on the table in a flash. It’s so amazingly simple….I dare say ANYONE can make it.
It’s a great way to get your feet wet in the kitchen if you have ZERO skills.
Try it out & lemme know what you think!