A Ravioli Reinvention… Spinach Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage

by Lisa on August 12, 2011

I previously shared a new recipe I created for ravioli lasagna.  It was so easy I decided to make it again but with a new variation, using sweet Italian sausage.  I really enjoy using the Pasta Prima Organic Spinach and Cheese ravioli.  These products use the highest quality, 100% natural ingredients.   They are preservative free with no artificial flavors.  I like that!  I have found their products at our local Costo, in the refrigerated section,  for a reasonable price, and continue buy them on my visits to the store.  So, when making this ravioli lasagna, I wanted to use the Pasta Prima spinach and cheese ravioli.  I was pleased with this choice.  Also, since my 4 year old daughter is such a carnivore, I added sweet Italian sausage which we all enjoyed as well.   This recipe would work well with the Pasta Prima Grilled Chicken with Mozzarella ravioli as well.  (I really like the Grilled Chicken with Mozzarella ravioli.)   Although, I would leave the Italian sausage out when making this variation.

 

Spinach Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage

Spinach Ravioli Lasagna with Sweet Italian Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of the 8 oz Pasta Prima spinach and cheese  ravioli
  • 8 oz Italian blend shredded cheese (I used Sargento Bistro Blends Italian Pasta Cheese with Italian Herbs.)
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound of ground sweet italian sausage, browned.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350.  Spray cooking spray in a glass 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce and browned ground sausage.
  3. Pour a thin layer of spaghetti sauce with sausage on the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Next, layer with 8 oz spinach ravioli – use enough to cover the baking dish.
  5. Cover spaghetti sauce over ravioli.  Be generous with your sauce, but leave some to cover the next layer.
  6. Sprinkle your Italian cheese blend over the sauce.  If you do not have a cheese with Italian herbs, then use Italian seasonings here, to add flavor.
  7. Next layer with remaining 8oz package of spinach ravioli.
  8. Layer with remaining spaghetti sauce with sausage.
  9. Finish with a final layer of shredded cheese.  Again, if you want, sprinkle some extra Italian seasonings on top for added flavor.
  10. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.

This recipe has become a new favorite at our home, and since it is so tasty and easy to make, I am sure you will enjoy it as well.

Disclaimer:  Although the views and opinions I have shared are my own regarding Pasta Prima products, I did receive a package from Pasta Prima containing three of their organic ravioli: the Spinach and Cheese ravioli, Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella ravioli,  and Butternut Squash ravioli.  I was also invited to participate in a Ravioli Reinvention contest with Pasta Prima Foods.   Wish me luck! 🙂

Coming soon!!! I will be running a giveaway of these Pasta Prima ravioli!  So, don’ t miss out. 

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Rachel August 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

That’s brilliant! My hubby would go nuts for that…definitely saving this one for the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

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