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Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna Recipe

This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You’ll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, this Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna is freezer friendly!

I’ve made Slow Cooker Lasagna before, but I thought it was time I tried something a little different. Crockpot Lasagna with Ravioli is where it’s at. It’s even easier and just as delicious as regular lasagna. 

I love lasagna, but I hate how much work it is to prepare. Even thinking about it makes me tired. I want EASY recipes which is why I’m loving this super simple crockpot casserole. One bite and you’ll be hooked!

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!


I use my slow cooker all year round. I can throw ingredients on in the morning or at noon (depending on the cook time of the recipe) and dinner is a breeze. I put the slow cooker insert in the dishwasher too so there aren’t a ton of dishes to clean afterwards either.

Ingredients

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    For this frozen ravioli lasagna, you’ll need the following ingredients. The full printable recipe card is found at the bottom of the post with measurements and instructions.

    • Extra virgin olive oil
    • Ground beef – I like lean ground beef.
    • Onion – I prefer to use sweet onion, but any onion will do.
    • Garlic cloves 
    • Italian seasoning – Try my homemade Italian seasoning.
    • Red pepper flakes – Don’t worry, it won’t make the dish spicy.
    • Salt and pepper
    • Crushed tomatoes – I use an entire 28oz can.
    • 1 bag of frozen ravioli – You can use any variety. I could only find cheese stuffed ravioli at our local store.
    • Mozzarella cheese – Don’t buy the pre-shredded kind in the bag because it has additives that make it melt kinda funny.
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Dried parsley – Totally optional to add this ingredient. I use for a little color.
    Ingredients for Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

    How to Make

    1. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add ground beef, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until ground beef is cooked and onions are softened. Drain excess grease if needed.

    How to make slow cooker ravioli lasagna steps

    2. Stir in crushed tomatoes.

    Steps to make slow cooker ravioli lasagna.

    3. Spread a small layer of sauce on the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker. Add a layer of frozen ravioli. 

    Steps to make slow cooker ravioli lasagna.

    4. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with a layer of sauce, ravioli and mozzarella cheese until you end up with sauce on top.

    5. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
    Turn off slow cooker and let sit for 20 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.

    Steps to make slow cooker ravioli lasagna.

    Helpful Kitchen Tools

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    • Garlic press – This handy tool makes mincing garlic a BREEZE!
    • Slow Cooker – I use a 6 quart slow cooker.
    • Cheese grater – Freshly shredded cheese tastes so much better than the bagged shredded cheese, in my opinion!
    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    Storage Instructions

    If you have any leftover Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna, make sure to remove it from the Crockpot and put it in resealable storage containers once it’s cooled. Store in the fridge up to 3 days. Microwave for a few minutes when you are ready to enjoy again.

    Can You Freeze Ravioli Lasagna

    Yes, you can freeze it! Store in freezer safe containers for up to three months. Thaw it out in the fridge before you microwave and eat it.

    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    Recipe Tips

    • Make sure to use at least a 6 quart slow cooker (or larger). You don’t want the ingredients to overflow out the top of the slow cooker.
    • Pre-cook the ground beef and onions ahead to save on time. Store them in the fridge in a container till you’re ready to use.

    Side Dish Suggestions

    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    Recipe Variations

    • No onions or garlic? Substitute onion powder and garlic powder in their place. Use 1 tablespoon each.
    • Switch up the type of frozen ravioli you use. Try beef ravioli, spinach and cheese ravioli, or even butternut squash ravioli. Whatever you like and can find!
    • Try it with ground turkey, ground chicken or sausage instead of ground beef.
    • Add some spinach to your beef and onion mixture.
    • Make it extra meaty by adding a layer of frozen meatballs.
    • Use 3 jars of your favorite pasta sauce instead of preparing the meat mixture. You’ll cut out the stovetop step this way.
    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    Why is it called Lazy Lasagna

    It’s WAY less work than a traditional lasagna. There’s no need to cook the noodles and the slow cooker does all the work for you! 

    If you want to make it extra simple, use jarred pasta sauce instead of preparing your own. 

    Fuss-free lasagna for the win!

    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna - This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    More Lasagna Inspired Recipes

    You’ll also like Baked Chicken and Tarragon Pasta, Stovetop Mac and Cheese and Slow Cooker Classic Stuffed Shells.

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    5 from 5 votes

    Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 4 hours
    Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
    This Lazy Lasagna is a super easy Crockpot recipe made with frozen ravioli, homemade tomato sauce with beef and loads of cheese. You'll love all the cheesy, hearty layers. Plus, it's freezer friendly!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 yellow onion chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves minced
    • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
    • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper
    • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28oz can
    • 1 bag frozen ravioli 1lb or 25oz bag
    • 5 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
    • dried parsley for garnish, if desired

    Instructions

    • Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Add ground beef, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, red chili flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until ground beef is cooked and onions are softened. Drain excess grease if needed.
    • Stir in crushed tomatoes.
    • Spread a small layer of sauce on the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker. Add a layer of frozen ravioli. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat with a layer of sauce, ravioli and mozzarella cheese until you end up with sauce on top.
    • Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
    • Turn off slow cooker and let sit for 20 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Slow Cooker
    Cuisine American
    Keyword slow cooker ravioli lasagna

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    2 Comments

    1. Bernice Kimber says:

      Hi Stacie 🙂 would love to try your Lazy Lasagna but we do not get frozen pasta in bags in New Zealand only fresh – would that be ok to use instead ?

      1. I’ve never tried it with fresh, but it should be ok. I would likely cut the time down in the crockpot since it’s not frozen. Maybe try half the time and see what it’s like at that point and if it needs more time.

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