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The best lasagna that isn’t lasagna recipe

The best lasagna that isn’t lasagna recipe

So, likely you have heard me waxing poetic about my Instant Pot. If by some chance you missed it, you can get up to speed here. There are times when a gal just needs something hot and bubbly from her oven, you know?

Allow me to introduce this super simple lasagna, that isn’t lasagna.

Here’s the thing, lasagna prep can be time-consuming and if you are helping kiddos with homework in between boiling noodles and layering on a Monday night, chances are you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Sure, you will still have to layer, but you won’t have to boil noodles. I am aware that there is an option of lasagna noodle that doesn’t have to be boiled but…I don’t love them.

Not lasagna, lasagna

First, grab your favorite casserole dish, I used the round Le Cruset that my sweet husband gave me for Christmas that was just begging to be used. but an 8×8 Pyrex would work just as well.

The best lasagna that isn't lasagna

Cheese, oh glorious cheese! Don’t be shy with your cheese, the cheesier the better in my book.

Enough with the teaser photos, let’s get down to business with the recipe.

Lasagna that isn't lasagna
5 from 1 vote

Easy, not lasagna, lasagna

The easiest faux lasagna you'll ever make! 

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Author Allison


  • 1 large bag Frozen Cheese Ravoil
  • 2 jars Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Brown the ground beef and drain. 

  3. Spray baking dish with cooking spray then spread a small layer of spaghetti sauce until the bottom of the dish is covered.

  4. Sprinkle approximately 1/3 of the browned ground beef over the sauce. 

  5. Next, arrange a single layer of frozen ravioli over the ground beef. 

  6. Then top with shredded cheese, and repeat process beginning with spaghetti and ending with shredded cheese

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 45 mins, covered. Then take the cover off and bake for an additional 10 mins. 

If you decide to make it, be sure to leave a comment telling us how your family liked it!

The best lasagna that isn't lasagna

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Yum!! Do you miss the ricotta at all? I love that part of regular lasagna, but I suppose the ravioli is cheese stuffed so maybe that makes up for it...? ????


Thursday 2nd of March 2017

I didn't actually miss the ricotta at all. In the ravioli the cheese is just like ricotta (if not actually ricotta). It all worked out beautifully!