Do you love lasagna? Do you love how long it takes to make a traditional lasagna? Probably not (at least I know I don’t)…so how about a lasagna that comes together in less than a hour and brings together all the best flavors of your favorite traditional lasagna? Yes, that sounds good? GREAT… then I have a perfect recipe for you.
This recipe came together very quickly…I thought The Hubby had a dinner meeting but I was wrong and he came home hungry and ready or dinner. Thankfully I had been to the store earlier in the day and I had picked up some sausage, I just like to have it on hand, the ravioli (for my nephew) and some jarred sauce (again for my nephew) and now it was going to become dinner for The Hubby and I.
Now I had seen a similar technique for ravioli on pinterest a 1000 times but I wanted to take the recipe to the next level with some Italian turkey sausage and some additional spices to make the sauce seem like you spent hours letting it cook on the stove…all the while it came out of a jar. For the ravioli I used just a cheese ravioli, as this is what I keep on hand for my nephew and honestly it is what I like as well, but a spinach ravioli or meat ravioli would be great as well. Don’t even get me started on the cheese…a good lasagna has tons of yummy cheese and this lasagna has tons of cheese for sure…making it just as good as a traditional version (even if it is made with ravioli).
When I told The Hubby we were having lasagna he got super excited and then he came into kitchen and looked rather confused…I could see it written all over his face…lasagna or ravioli? Once I explained we were having ravioli lasagna, he smiled and walked out…I know he taught this was going to be one of those recipes that never makes it to my blog but oh he was so, so wrong. When I served it up I could tell he was pleasantly surprised, and then he took a bite he was very happy. All the flavors come together to make it taste like a delicious lasagna that took hours to make, but in reality it took less than a hour…Love dinners like this!!
Make lasagna in less than a hour..making this a perfect dinner for this busy week!!
Happy (half) Baked Life – MJ