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Hey Everyone!! I'm Erika. I'm a 28 year old, fashion loving, food blogging, midwestern girl! I grew up on hearty meals and enjoying the simple life of South Dakota. Ever since leaving home I have found a love for baking and cooking. I started this blog for my family and friends so that they can see how food blog recipes REALLY turn out. When I'm not too busy running the fashion world and have time for the blogging world, I will try to update the blog weekly. I am not a professional and probably never will be, so don't expect too much from me. :) I just love to have fun, get messy and make the simple things. ENJOY!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ravioli Lasagna

P-I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T!!!!! Now that I have everyone's attention, onto a beautiful recipe that I found while spending countless hours on Pinterest. Lasagna seems to be a crowd pleaser for everyone and a go to recipe for dinner parties and family gatherings. The only downfall to lasagna is that it takes forever to make and seems like it takes just as long to bake! The good news is that this recipe was incredibly easy to make and only took an hour to bake.

Perks: -You can use any type of ravioli that you want (cheese, spinach, meat, etc.)
           -This recipe can also be vegetarian.
           -You can make this the night of or the night before!!

Tip: If you are making a 9x13 inch pan, use two bags of ravioli instead of one! (Like I did.)

1 1/2 lb Hamburger or Italian pork sausage
1 Jar (26-28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1-2 packages (25-27 oz) frozen cheese-filled ravioli (or whatever kind you prefer)
2 1/2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese (10 oz)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

  • Step One:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour about a cup of pasta sauce on the bottom of your pan (enough to lightly coat the bottom of the pan).

Step Two:
Line bottom of pan with frozen ravioli. (If you are wanting to make this and eat it in the same night, cook the ravioli and than proceed with this step.)
Step Three:
Pour about 1 1/2 cups of sauce on top of the noodles and spread evenly.
Step Four:
Pour 1/2 of the meat onto the sauce. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese. Layer with more ravioli and top off with the rest of the sauce and cheese.

Step Five (If using frozen noodles):
Cover pan and place into the refridgerator for 8 hrs mininium but no more than 24 hrs.

Step Six:  
Place pan into the oven and bake for 45 mins, covered.
Step Seven:
Remove tin foil and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cook for another 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Step Eight:
Remove from oven, let cool for about 10-15 minutes. Serve and ENJOY!!

  • Original Recipes:
  • Night Before/With Meat:
  •  http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/do-ahead-ravioli-sausage-lasagna-recipe/1/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TBSP_Newsletter%202011_06_06%20(1)&utm_content=Total%20Meltdown:%2010%20Irresistibly%20Cheesy%20Recipes
  • Day Of/Vegetarian: 
  • http://www.cookingwithmykid.com/dinner/savory-sitter-ravioli-lasagna/

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