Baby, it’s COLD outside! 🥶 And when that happens, my family always wants something ooey-gooey-cheesy-hot to eat. This recipe nails it. Plus…EASY! Add a salad and some hot bread and you have a meal that will feed the whole family on a cold winter’s night. FYI, this is Lawyer Guy tested and approved so there ya go.
Prep Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 25 min.
Servings: 12 servings
Bring together two Italian staples with our Easy Ravioli Lasagna. Prep time for this Easy Ravioli Lasagna is just 25 minutes. Buon appetito!
What You Need
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped (I used julienne carrots already cut, but then chopped them up)
3 cloves garlic, minced (I use the already-minced in a squeeze bottle)
1 jar (24 oz.) OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup water
2 lb. frozen cheese ravioli, uncooked. Use the large, not mini, frozen ravioli to prepare this delicious recipe. I used the Bertoli fresh ravioli.
1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Brown meat with vegetables and garlic in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Stir in pasta sauce and water; simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with half the ravioli. Whisk cream cheese spread and milk until blended; spread over ravioli. Top with layers of 3/4 cup shredded cheese, and remaining ravioli, meat sauce and cheeses; cover.
Bake 50 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 10 min. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.
Note: I used the non-stick variety of foil, but still hit it with cooking spray before using to cover the lasagna. This will help prevent the foil from sticking to the melted cheese on top of the baked lasagna.
I can heartily recommend this recipe. As always, head over to KRAFT RECIPES to get all the extras. This is a dish that any of my characters would chow down on. When you live on a boat most of the time or in a little beach house along the Outer Banks, you won’t have access to a gourmet kitchen. Brady “Babel” Buchanan does most of the cooking for he and his mate, Zeta Cordero, he is teaching her how to put together some dishes. This one is hearty enough to fill up the Wolf and spicy enough that even Zeta enjoys it. Since the CIA dispatched her to Brazil to kill him, they have quite a story to tell. Their book, UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON, was newly revised and re-published las fall. If you haven’t given it a look-see yet, you might want to grab it from your fave on-line book seller. Just click any pic with the cover, the title, or at Books2Read, which has links to everywhere the book is available. What do y’all like to eat when it’s cold outside?
This sounds yummy. Hot and hearty for a wintry today like today. Alas, I have no ingredients for this. I’m thinking soup is on the menu for the foreseeable future. Especially since my cold seems to have boomeranged around and smacked me in the head again.
Love love love this book, by the way. I mean, I loved it before you revised it, but damn, lady, it’s even more better now. Muy mucho grande better when I didn’t think it could possibly have gotten better than it already was. You rock.
Awwww. 😊 I’m all aglow now because I don’t blush. Much. Thank you. You know, sometimes, I wish I could get do-overs on some of the books. In Penumbra, I would have made the vampires able to be out in daylight–and least if they were covered up–or at least awake during daylight. Then again, I susppose that’s part of the tension between Sade and Sinjen. Ah well. Sorry about the cold. I’m sure the weeather isn’t helping. Also, you can grab the ingredients next grocery run, freeze the ravioli until the next cold snap and you’re ready to go. 😉 Hang in there. 🤗
If someone had told me adulting meant I had to plan meals everynight for the next 50+ years, I would have run away and joined the circus.
I know, right??!!?!?! It’s HARD! Of course, in the circus we’d have to deal with the public. *shudder*