DINNER

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna is a delightful twist on traditional lasagna that’s easy to prepare. Here’s a simple recipe to guide you through the process:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 (25-ounce) package of frozen cheese ravioli
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:
    • Grease the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Brown the Meat:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or Italian sausage until it’s no longer pink, breaking it up into crumbles.
    • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until the onion is softened and translucent. Drain any excess fat.

  1. Layering:
    • Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker.
    • Arrange a single layer of frozen ravioli over the sauce.
    • Spoon a portion of the cooked meat mixture over the ravioli.
    • Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese over the meat.
    • Repeat the layers until you’ve used all the ingredients, ending with a layer of cheese on top.
  1. Seasoning:
    • Sprinkle dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper over the top layer of cheese.
  2. Cooking:
    • Cover the slow cooker with its lid and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until the ravioli is tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    • Avoid lifting the lid during the cooking process to maintain the heat inside the slow cooker.
  3. Serving:
    • Once cooked, turn off the slow cooker and let the lasagna sit for a few minutes before serving.
    • Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.
    • Serve portions directly from the slow cooker.

Enjoy your delicious Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna! It pairs well with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.

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