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Make Ahead Ravioli Casserole

Make Ahead Baked Ravioli Casserole is one of those out of this world scrumptious, ultra-comforting meals, but there’s even more to love about it than that! It only takes a few minutes, and four simple ingredients to make this casserole recipe. And it can be made ahead of time which is essential for super busy moms!  It's a super easy version of lasagnea and one of those main dishes you’re going to come back to repeatedly!
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Author Amy


  • 25 oz. pkg. Cheese Ravioli
  • 23 oz. jar Marinara Sauce
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese optional
  • minced fresh parsley for garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • Brown hamburger and drain is needed. Add marinara sauce to hamburger. Add 1/3 of the hamburger mixture to the bottom of baking dish to cover it.
  • Add a layer of frozen ravioli, then a layer of 1/3 of the hamburger mixture, and a 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Repeat layers, ending with cheese. If desired sprinkle parmesan cheese over the whole casserole. 
  • Spray aluminum foil with nonstick baking spray to prevent cheese from sticking to it. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remover foil and bake for 15 more minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Let rest for 5-10  minutes and serve.


This casserole may be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake. You may need to increase baking time by 15 minutes. 
It's easy to adjust the amount of servings in this casserole. If you choose to use a smaller dish you will need to decrease baking time.
This casserole may be cooked in the slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on low, or 3 hours on high.
Ground sausage may be substituted for hamburger.