Ravioli Lasagna

January 16, 2008 at 6:05 pm | Posted in Entree | Leave a comment

This is a quick and easy meal. Cheap? Not exactly … it costs quite a bit, but if you figure out the number of servings you get for the money, you do okay. This recipe is one I made up a number of years ago, and then found out that there are lots of other people who do it, as well. But I still claim that this one is MY recipe. This one gets an A for easy and a A- for taste from me. The reason is that I used too much (and too thin) pasta sauce and it ended up not sticking together when it was hot. I had to put it in the fridge overnight before I could take a successful photograph. But, you live and you learn – some recipes just don’t do as well with cheap ingredients. Still tasty, just not quite right.

This recipe will make 12 servings. Lots of leftovers. As you can see, its a little pricey, but its cost per serving is relatively low.

COST: $13.82

Raviolis – 2 x $4.99 = $9.98
Pasta Sauce – 2 x $0.85 = $1.70
Mozzarella Cheese – 1 x $1.99 = $1.99
Spices – $0.15

INGREDIENTS:

2 Small or 1 large bag Frozen Ravioli
2 16 oz cans generic spaghetti sauce (you can probably get away with MUCH less sauce than this)
1 bag shredded mozzarella, pizza, or italian cheese
Onion Powder to taste
Garlic Powder to taste
Oregano to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375.
In the bottom of a 13×9 pan, spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce.
Next, place frozen raviolis on pan so that the bottom is completely (or as close as you can come) covered.
Spread a THIN layer of spaghetti sauce over the raviolis (don’t make my mistake of adding WAY too much sauce)
Sprinkle cheese over the spaghetti sauce.
Repeat the layers – ravioli, sauce, cheese – until your pan is full or you run out of ravioli. I can usually fit three layers.
Sprinkle spices over top of final layer.
Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes. Let stand on stovetop about 5-10 minutes before serving.

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