This easy Skillet Ravioli Lasagna has all the flavors of traditional lasagna without all the work. In under 30 minutes, you can have a delicious and hearty pasta meal on the dinner table.
Who has time to make lasagna from scratch? Not me. I usually cheat and make chicken broccoli lasagna roll ups or this chicken Alfredo ravioli.
Lasagna is one of my favorite pasta dishes, but it is so much work to make. It takes so much time and energy to make such a labor intensive dish for a weeknight meal.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Our skillet ravioli lasagna is the perfect solution to this dinner time problem. This easy dinner recipe has all the flavors of a classic lasagna without all the work. Gotta love that!
Using a skillet takes all the hard work out of the pasta dish. No more layering noodles or needing multiple bowls for all the ingredients. In under 30 minutes you'll have a delicious and hearty meal on your dinner table.
You won't believe how good this meal tastes. Serve it with garlic bread and salad any night of the week. It's super easy to make.
What You'll Need
This stove top lasagna has minimal prep because you will be using a few store bought items. No one will even know you used these shortcuts to make this cheesy pasta casserole for dinner.
- Ravioli - You will need one large bag of frozen or fresh cheese ravioli for this recipe. Spinach, mushroom, or beef ravioli would also be good.
- Italian Sausage - Find a roll of this sausage in the refrigerated meat department in most grocery stores. You can also substitute ground hamburger, if you prefer.
- Veggies - Green peppers, onions, and garlic add flavor and taste.
- Pasta Sauce - Use one jar of your favorite spaghetti or tomato sauce.
- Cheese - You will need ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese to make this skillet dinner.
- Seasonings - Dried oregano or dried parsley plus salt and pepper add flavor and taste to the pasta dish.
How to make Skillet Ravioli Lasagna
Enjoy a hot bubbly lasagna dinner in less than half an hour. All thanks to a bag of frozen ravioli and a jar of pasta sauce. It's such a quick and easy meal.
- Place a pot of water on high heat and bring to a boil.
- Carefully drop the frozen ravioli into the boiling water and let them cook.
- Remove the pan from the heat and drain the pasta.
Make Meat Sauce
- Cook the sausage in a large skillet. Drain any grease, if needed.
- Add the chopped peppers and onions and cook until they are soft.
- Stir in the spaghetti sauce and the three cheeses.
- Add the cooked, drained ravioli and stir gently until coated. Cover with the lid and heat a few minutes before serving.
- Drop more ricotta cheese on top of the ravioli and sauce and sprinkle with parsley.
Keep the cooled pasta in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave until hot.
- Speed up dinner prep by chopping the veggies the night before. Keep them in ziplock bags or containers in the refrigerator.
- You can also buy frozen chopped veggies to keep on hand too.
- Make this a meatless meal by leaving out the meat. Add chopped spinach to the sauce to bump up the veggies.
- Feel free to use any flavor or variety of ravioli or pasta sauce.
How long does it take to cook ravioli on the stove?
Fresh ravioli will cook in boiling water in 3-4 minutes. Boil frozen ravioli for about 10 minutes, or until they start to float to the top of the water.
How do you keep your ravioli from sticking together?
Make sure the pot of water comes to a boil before dropping the ravioli into it. During the first two minutes, make sure you stir the pasta around, so they do not stick to each other.
Can you freeze leftover ravioli with sauce?
Let the cooked ravioli cool to room temperature, then spoon into a freezer safe container. Cover the top with plastic wrap and add the lid. Freeze 1-2 months.
Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat in the microwave or an oven safe dish until hot.
More Easy Pasta Recipes
- Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe
- Chicken Cheese Ravioli
- Ham Broccoli Pasta
- Pizza Pasta Skillet
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Stuffed Shells with meat recipe
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*The post for Skillet Ravioli Lasagna was first published April 2015. The post and pictures were updated and republished April 2022.
This looks delicious, do you think I could use cottage cheese instead of ricotta?
Yes, that would work just fine. The only thing different that I would do is to add all the cottage cheese to the sauce and meat mixture. I hope you enjoy it!
Wayne W Walls
I love lasagna, but I agree, it takes way too long to make haha!
Hi. The Italian sausage I know of comes in LINKS that I cook ground up. Is this what you use? Thank you!
No, I did not use links. You can purchase ground sausage in the meat department of most grocery store. Jimmy Dean has a premium pork Italian sausage roll that I usually purchase. Walmart also has a Great Value brand sausage roll.
Anything with 3 cheeses gets my vote of approval! 😉 We all need the digital version of a rolodex (I am dating myself) filled with recipes like this for quickie dinners. Having a few convenience items on hand (like the frozen ravioli) makes it possible to have both delicious and quick.
3 cheese and easy meals are definitely the way to go!
I love frozen ravioli for quick and easy meals like this -- and this looks phenomenal! Chopping the veggies the day before is a great tip!
Thanks for the link love too 🙂
I'm always looking for ways to streamline dinner...so I can get to making dessert faster 😉 LOL!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
So, I totally love this! We love lasagna in this house, but this mama doesn't like all work (ahem- layering). This is a perfect solution! 🙂
I hear ya on all the layering! This was so much easier to do!
I love your recipes and would love to print a copy but am unable to do so...it just will not print for me......any suggestions?
Hhhhhmmmm...I'm not sure what to tell you. I just opened a recipe and hit the print button, and it printed fine for me. Have you tried opening my blog with another browser and tried printing one from there?
Thanks...will try again!
This is such a genius idea to make lasagna on a weeknight without actually making a traditional lasagna. I'll be making this for sure!
I'm kind of spoiled with how easy this was to make...I may never spend hours making a traditional lasagna again 😉 I hope you enjoy it!!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
This looks so gooey and cheesy! I totally wish I was having this for dinner tonight 🙂
It is the best kind of dinner 😉
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Love making ravioli on busy evenings! This looks great!
Love your pasta recipes, and am sure this one will be another winner!!! Every recipe of yours that I have tried is absolutely delicious. With the warmer weather here, I made a batch of your Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, and they were gone the next day!! Thank you for sharing your talent.
Awe, I'm so glad to hear you like all the pasta recipes I share! And those cupcakes...some of my favorite. I love how much you love them too 🙂
Sheryl @Lady Behind the Curtain
I love finding easy dinner recipes! Can't wait to try this one!
I hope you enjoy this meal, Sheryl. My family devoured it in no time at all 🙂
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Oh my family would devour this pasta! What an awesome, easy dinner idea! 🙂
Thank you so much! It is the perfect comfort food meal in minutes 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh this ravioli looks perfect, Jocelyn! I love that it can be made in a skillet in no time. Sounds like the perfect weeknight dinner!
I'm all about easy peasy skillet meals these days! Too much going on to spend more time in the kitchen slaving over dinner, right?
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
YES to skillets full of carbs and cheese, that also happen to be EZ PZ! This sis the so the kind of dinner I need after a long day of cooking. Easy comfort food FTW! Pinned!
Carb, cheese, and easy is just how I like my dinners...my thighs probably not so much! But comfort food is just so good!!!! Thanks for the pin love girl 🙂
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
Jocelyn - Boy, do I love ravioli! Usually, I don't order it out at restaurants because I feel like they skip on the ravioli. The more the better in my opinion. 🙂 This is the perfect busy night meal. It would definitely be my favorite new thing to whip up when I'm running around doing errands and working out. Thank you!
That is exactly why I never order it too...never enough!!! I'm glad you liked this recipe, and I hope you get a chance to try it. It was so easy to put together!!!