Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

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This comforting Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna layers meaty, cheesy filling between tender pasta, all cooked together in a simple sauce until warm and melty. The easy prep time makes it a perfect weeknight dinner, with the set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker doing most of the work. One bite of the crispy edges and ooey-gooey center will have the whole family going back for seconds!

Oh, my word! This ravioli lasagna recipe is a keeper, my friends! All of the flavors of lasagna in a quick slow cooker hearty meal, made with only five simple ingredients, it will be a fast family favorite, I promise!

Easiest Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

This slow cooker ravioli lasagna comes with just 5 ingredients and minutes of prep for the easiest meal ever. Frozen cheese ravioli and jarred sauce make this a dump-and-go dream dinner even on busy weeknights.

Lasagna is such a comforting family meal, but who has time for all that layering and waiting for noodles to boil? This short-cut slow cooker version gives you all the cheesy, saucy flavors of lasagna with way less work. Just toss everything in the crockpot and come home to a hearty pasta feast. 

Skillet Lasagna being served.

If you love lasagna, be sure to check out my Skillet Lasagna (pictured above)my Weeknight Lasagna Toss, and my Lasagna Soup recipes, too!

Easy Ravioli Lasagna Ingredients

You will find the complete ingredients and instructions at the bottom of this post in the printable recipe card. 

To make this lazy lasagna, you’ll need:

  • ground beef – I have also made this with ground Italian Sausage.
  • jar of pasta sauce – choose your favorite. I use marinara sauce.  
  • frozen cheese ravioli – or use meat ravioli if you want to up the protein. 
  • shredded mozzarella – it’s always a good idea to shred your cheese. Toss in a bit of shredded parmesan cheese too if you like.  
  • Italian seasoning – use store-bought or make your own.

That’s it! No need for ricotta, cottage cheese, or lasagna noodles. The frozen ravioli acts as the noodle layers to soak up the meaty, cheesy sauce. Any tomato-based pasta sauce will work, or make your own.

Instructions for Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

There are only minutes of prep time for this easy meal making this easy dinner recipe perfect for busy nights!

Brown the ground beef in a skillet with Italian seasoning until no pink remains. Drain any excess grease.

Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.

Spread half of the jar of sauce over the bottom of the slow cooker.

Layer half of the ravioli, half the ground beef mixture, and half the cheese.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a second layer.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna

Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

It is that easy! The keys are browning the beef for flavor and not overfilling the slow cooker. About half a bag of ravioli per layer is the perfect amount for this slow-cooker lasagna recipe. 

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or the oven. 

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How to Make Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna 

If you would like to make this recipe in your pressure cooker, begin by setting your instant pot to the saute setting and brown ground beef with the seasoning until cooked through. Stir in the jar of sauce, plus a cup of water. Mix frozen ravioli into the meat mixture, then set the instant pot to the manual setting and cook for 2 minutes, do a careful quick release of the pressure and stir the cheese into the hot pasta before serving. 

Make this Ravioli Lasagna in the Oven

I have made this recipe in the oven, too. Follow the same process, but layer the ingredients into a 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with the lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove the foil and bake for about 5 minutes more to brown up the topping just a little bit. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving. 

Tips for Dump Ravioli Lasagna

  • Spray the crockpot with non-stick spray for easy clean-up
  • Mix ricotta cheese or cottage cheese into the beef for extra creaminess
  • Add spinach, mushrooms, or olives to the beef mixture
  • Sprinkle each layer with Parmesan or Italian blend cheese
  • Make this a meatless meal, by choosing cheese ravioli, and skipping the ground beef

This crockpot ravioli lasagna is great for meal prepping too. Make it on a Sunday and portion out servings for easy reheating all week long. Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

FAQs about Slow Cooker Lasagna

  • What type of ravioli works best? Meat or cheese-filled ravioli are both delicious. Go with your favorite filling.
  • Do you need to boil the ravioli first? Nope, the frozen ravioli cooks perfectly right in the slow cooker. No boiling is required.
  • What jarred sauce is recommended? Any tomato-based pasta sauce will work like marinara or tomato basil. Or use your own Homemade Spaghetti Sauce.
  • Can you assemble this the night before? Yes, refrigerate the assembled slow cooker and cook the next day. Add an extra 30 minutes to the cooking time.
  • What sides go well with this lasagna? Serve this easy lasagna recipe with a simple side salad, garlic bread, garlic breadsticks, or try my yummy garlic focaccia bread recipe

Overhead image of Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli on a serving plate

Another great way to use frozen ravioli try this Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli Recipe – YUM!

A fork twirling the pasta in a bowl of Italian Wonder Pot.

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This slow cooker recipe twist on the traditional lasagna will surely get rave reviews! Be sure to let me know if you make it, okay?

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Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna on a white plate

This comforting Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna layers meaty, cheesy filling between tender pasta, all cooked together in a simple sauce until warm and melty. The easy prep time makes it a perfect weeknight dinner, with the set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker doing most of the work. One bite of the crispy edges and ooey-gooey center will have the whole family going back for seconds!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (22-ounce) package of frozen cheese ravioli
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese 

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet with Italian seasoning until no pink remains. Drain any excess grease.
  2. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  3. Spread half of the jar sauce over the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Layer half of the ravioli, half the ground beef mixture, and half the cheese.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a second layer.
  6. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave or the oven. 

Make in the Instant Pot: If you would like to make this recipe in your pressure cooker, begin by setting your instant pot to the saute setting and brown ground beef with the seasoning until cooked through. Stir in the jar of sauce, plus a cup of water. Mix frozen ravioli into the meat mixture, then set the instant pot to the manual setting and cook for 2 minutes, do a careful quick release of the pressure and stir the cheese into the hot pasta before serving. 

Make in the Oven: Follow the same process, but layer the ingredients into a 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with the lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove the foil and bake for about 5 minutes more to brown up the topping just a little bit. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.

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