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Week Night Lasagna

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The in-laws were coming to visit, and I really didn’t want to cook anything too elaborate.  I have to admit- we were in a rut.  Sure, there are literally thousands of recipes on Pinterest, all recipes, etc. but I just wasn’t in the mood to cook.  I had to grab some cheese sticks for the littles when inspiration struck in the refrigerated section of the grocery store!!  I saw the package of three cheese ravioli in the “family pack”, and I knew what was for dinner.

It only took a few minutes to assemble and was ready to pop in the oven as soon as it reached temperature.  A half an hour later, dinner was done.  And even better than that- dinner was GOOD!  There was just enough left over for my husband and I to take to work for lunch the next day.  Sweet!!

WEEKNIGHT LASAGNA

  • 1 lb ground beef, turkey, or Italian sausage
  • 20 to 24 oz. package refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 24 oz. pasta sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Brown and crumble meat in a skillet over medium high heat.  Drain well.  HINT: this can be done a day ahead.  Just put it in an airtight container and store in the fridge until you’re ready to cook!
  3. Spray an 8″x8″ pan with cooking spray, then spread about 3 Tbsp sauce on the bottom.  Layer ingredients (ravioli, meat, sauce, cheese), and repeat layers.  Sprinkle grated Parmesan on top, if desired.
  4. Bake in center rack of oven until cooked through.  Sauce should be bubbly, and cheese layer nicely browned at the edges, about 30 minutes.  Let stand about 5 minutes (10 is even better), then dig in!
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