Friday, October 5, 2012

Italian Sausage Ravioli Lasagna

Okay, on Tuesday, I posted a recipe from Southern Living.... Ravioli Spinach Lasagna.  The girls loved it and we just devoured it.  I purchased a large bag of cheese ravioli from Costco so I was itching to try another version.  This was also a huge hit.  I can't believe how easy this recipe is and how much my family loved it.  I am not always a fan of jarred red sauce but this worked - especially combined with the Italian sausage.  Give a try!  Be creative and make your own version!

 Excuse the LARGE piece of sausage front and center of my picture.  :)

Italian Sausage Ravioli Lasagna

1 lb sweet Italian sausage, crumbled while browning
1 jar of favorite red sauce - I used Emeril's Gaahlic variety
Italian seasoning
25 oz bag cheese ravioli
4 oz or so of shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
4 oz or so of the Italian 6 cheese variety, shredded

Preheat the oven to 375.  Brown and crumble the Italian sausage; Drain; add back into skillet with jar of red sauce and heat.  In a small bowl, mix the two cheeses together.  Spray a 2 quart souffle dish cooking spray.  Spoon some sauce in the bottom of pan.  Top with half of ravioli in a single layer on sauce.  Top a little more sauce, sprinkle with Italian seasoning and a layer of cheese. Add another layer of sauce, ravioli, Little Italian seasoning, little sauce, other half of ravioli, rest of sauce then top with a layer of cheese.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  (The layering really doesn't matter so much in this dish - can do it anyway and it will taste great)

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes!  Enjoy!