Real Simple Ravioli Lasagna
Lord knows I need “simple” right now. Ya feel me?
I started my new job on Monday and its intense but exciting. There’s so much to learn that its a little overwhelming at times. I think my lack of enough hours in a day is compounded with the fact that its 8 days before Christmas and I still haven’t bought T’s gift yet. ::smacks head::
Since I am adjusting to my new work hours and my cooking creativity is sucked dry by the end of my shift, the last 2 days T and I ate fast food for dinner but tonight I was determined to make us a home cooked meal. There’s only so much grease you can pay for before you start craving something at home. Am I right? HAHA
But let’s just say that I can see the appeal of Rachael Ray 30 minute meals now. *avoiding EVOO thrown at me* I wasn’t sure what I could make in less than an hour on the fly to feed my hungry husband (if anyone has suggestions I am all ears!) until my semi-not-really photographic memory reminded me of a last minute lasagna in the recent issue of Real Simple Magazine.
…and I had all the ingredients in my frig.
Recipe from Real Simple January 2009
1-24 to 26oz jar marinara sauce (I used 26oz can spaghetti sauce)
2-20oz packages refrigerated cheese ravioli (I used Buitoni 4 cheese ravioli)
1-10oz box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spoon a thin layer of sauce into the bottom of a 9x13inch baking dish. On top of sauce, layer a third of the ravioli, half the spinach, half the mozzarella and a third of the sauce; repeat. Top with remaining third of the ravioli and sauce. Sprinkle with the Parmesan.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbling, 5-10 minutes.
[NOTES: I like my cheese a little browned and crispy so I turned oven to broil and bake for another 5 minutes.]
Husband rating: A+
He raved and said between bites that this dish is definitely going on the rotation.
Wifey rating: A
Less than 15 minutes to prep, baked for about 40 minutes and tasted delish! How could anything with oozy oven melted mozzarella cheese be bad? Right? HAHA