Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Italian Ravioli Lasagna


I grew up on spaghetti. My mom made the best lasagna with her special sauce that would simmer for hours. Man, I would love to have a big helping of her lasagna right now!! Since that can't happen, I searched online for many recipes using ingredients that I already had, so I could make my own version of lasagna.

 Leftovers worked out GREAT for this dish! Earlier this week I cooked some Italian sausages that we had in the refrigerator. There was some spinach/ricotta stuffed ravioli that I wanted to do something with, but didn't know exactly if my hubby would approve. I had some cooked ground turkey also. Hmmmm, the wheels were turning. Some store bought spaghetti sauce and more cheese is all I needed to compile this masterpiece.

Ok, This is all you need to create this filling, satisfying Italian Ravioli Lasagna:

Kroger Spinach Florentine Ravioli - http://www.privateselection.com/artisan-products/frozen-foods/frozen-entrees/spinach-florentine-ravioli/

1 Jar of your favorite brand spaghetti sauce - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Classico-Traditional-Favorites-Italian-Sausage-Pasta-Sauce-with-Peppers-Onions-24-oz/10307630

Your favorite brand of shredded Italian cheese (medium sized bag)

3 Italian sausages (cooked & sliced) ... I used Kroger Brand

1 to 2 Cups cooked ground turkey (Season it to your liking)

Parmesan cheese

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
To assemble:
Cook ravioli in boiling water for 6-8 minutes. Drain and set them on a paper towel or parchment paper.
Open the jar of sauce and lightly spread over the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan.
Place ravioli over the sauce. Add the sliced Italian sausage, ground turkey, and cheese.
Cover each ravioli with a spoonful of spaghetti sauce. You should have enough ravioli to layer one more time,
Add more cheese if desired.
Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until bubbly.

I was nervous since I had never made this before. Hubby LOVED it!! And it was super easy to fix. The hardest thing was opening the jar of sauce!!

Add a few slices of garlic bread and you've got dinner!!
If you have any questions about the preparation of this dish, please let me know!

Enjoy your day today folks!
Jett