Refrigerated ravioli offers a fun twist to classic lasagna that's ready in 1/3 the time -- no need to pre-boil pasta or bake for an hour. Truly, a simple one-pan recipe for weeknight comfort food your family will love.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation Time: 10 min; Cook: 25 min; Stand: 10 min
1. Brown beef with onion, garlic, salt and pepper, if desired, in a 3-inch deep 10-inch skillet or a Dutch oven. Remove from heat; spread meat evenly in pan.
2. Stir together diced tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 cups water and sugar in a medium bowl; set aside.
3. Arrange half of ravioli (uncooked) evenly over meat. Top ravioli with half of sauce, then all of the green beans. Top beans with layers of half of mozzarella, remaining ravioli, sauce and mozzarella.
4. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer gently 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.
To make Extreme Cheese Ravioli Lasagna, prepare recipe as directed, except dollop 1 cup ricotta cheese, by heaping tablespoon, over lasagna after first 10 minutes of simmer time in Step 4. Cover and simmer remaining 5 minutes.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Contadina/Del Monte Foods
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