About this recipe: This is a fantastically easy alternative to making lasagne, especially for a comforting weeknight meal. Combine your favourite shop-bought ingredients - fresh cheese ravioli, pasta sauce, grated cheese - and layer with browned mince, then bake. Easy as pie!
Easy to assemble and tastes like lasagne... I like to add spices to my mince but otherwise the recipe is fine. Great for freezing too. - 16 Jul 2014
Mmm, good stuff. I use Italian sausage instead of beef, a whole 25 oz bag of ravioli, and a bag of my own frozen tomatoes. I add chopped onion and green pepper while frying the meat and a 28 oz jar of sauce. Oh, and I double the cheese, 2 cups on each layer. Great with garlic toast and a glass of red wine. - 10 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Good meal with some additions/changes. For all who aren't sure ... NO, you do not need to boil the ravioli first, but I let it thaw for a while before baking (about an hour), but you don't have to do this if you don't have time. Here's what else I changed. Add 1 diced onion and 1 tsp garlic to the beef. When adding the sauce add 1 small can sliced mushrooms. Use 26 oz jar spagetti sauce (I used Ragu No sugar added Basil Tomato) and WELL DRAINED diced tomatoes. This gave me plenty of sauce for the layering. Use the entire package of ravioli and a 9x13 dish. no need to grease/oil the dish. after the first layer of cheese I added small dollops of ricotta over entire pan. Also all cheese measurements need to be increased since using more ravioli and larger pan. Ended with sauce layer. Bake 30 min with foil on then decrease heat to 350, remove foil and bake an extra 15 minutes. After removing from oven and sprinkling with parmesan, allow the dish to cool for 5-10 minutes. This will make slicing/serving easier. - 21 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)