Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pasta Presto Nights & Magazine Monday - Sausage and Ravioli Lasagna

Southern Living magazine, January 2010 issue

Here is another magazine clip I had that we'll be keeping in our line up..really fast and easy!



Grab the following ingredients........

½ lb. Italian ground sausage

1 (24 oz jar) tomato and basil pasta sauce

1 (6 oz) package fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed

½ cup refrigerated pesto sauce

1 (25 oz) package frozen cheese-filled ravioli (Do Not Thaw)

1 cup shredded Italian six-cheese blend



Preheat oven to 375 F. Cook sausage until it crumbles well and is no longer pink. Drain well. Stir pasta sauce into sausage.



Chop spinach and toss with pesto in a bowl.



Spoon one third of sausage mixture (about ½ cup) into a lightly greased 11x 7 inch casserole dish. Top with half of spinach mix. Arrange half of ravioli over in single layer over spinach mixture.


Add the spinach pesto layer.....



Repeat layers once. Top with remaining sausage mixture.



Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, and bake 5 minutes more or until hot and bubbly.



Very cheesy.........



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Cheers!

21 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Yum! This looks great! I love the idea of using ravioli as a lasagna base...I'll have to try this out sometime.

Your posting frequency these days is impressive!

Kim said...

Sounds like a wonderful new way to enjoy lasagna. There are so many wonderful flavors in this recipe, not to mention how quick it would be to put together. Looks like an awesome dinner:D

Marie said...

Oh my goodness, that looks totally delicious! I wonder if I could get Todd to eat this!

Pierce said...

WC - I had my doubts when I saw the recipe but thought, what the hell...it has ingredients I like.

I had lots of posts written up when I was waiting on the door people (repairmen).

Kim - It was a definite hit. The pesto was quite good and I think I may make my own next time.

Marie - It was great, let me know if you try it. I am going to try your chciken recipe next week.

Fearless Kitchen said...

The ravioli as a base for the lasagne is a really interesting choice... When I first saw it i was a little skeptical, but after a few seconds it made sense to me. I'll have to try it!

Janel said...

Oh, this does sound wonderful. I think the spinach and pesto sounds like a great addition to the normal cheese and sauce of lasagne.

Laura in Paris said...

Very creative!

Pierce said...

Fearless Kitchen - thanks for visiting! Yeah...I was skeptical also when I saw the recipe and layers of ravioli but it came out quite well.

Janel, I will make my own pesto next time but it blended quite well with the spinach. Nice combo.

Laura - It was almost "fast food"...but tasty all the same.

5 Star Foodie said...

A ravioli lasagna sounds excellent, love the addition of sausage too!

Pierce said...

Thank you 5 Star Foodie. It was a good combo. It's been tough visiting through Foodbuzz lately...gotta check out your site!

monicajane said...

looks rich and delicious! love sausage in any kind of lasagna...

Mishawn said...

I have made this very tasty dish twice and everyone loves it. I even tried it with Italian turkey sausage instead of pork. Great taste either way.

creampuff said...

That looks like such a great comfort dish!!! Nicely done!

Pierce said...

Thanks Monica Jane, It wasn't too rich...just right.

Mishawn - thanks for visiting! And also for the suggestion to use turkey sausage. I will sure make this one again.

Creampuff - True comfort food. I'm ready for Spring weather but this is a nice dish for the rainy days we've been having.

Ruth Daniels said...

What a particularly festive dish to share with Presto Pasta Night's big 4th birthday party. Thanks for playing and I do hope your friends will send in their own pasta dishes too... the more the merrier.

girlichef said...

I WANT!!!

Krista Jorstad said...

wow, that's a new way to do lasagna! love it.

Pierce said...

Thank you so much Ruth, it's a breeze to put together. What a wonderful roundup for your PPN series!

Girlichef - I need to save you a plate :-)

Krista - thanks so much!

Kankana said...

Hi, dropped in from Ruth's link .. you have a great display here and your pasta dish is so creative .. i have to try it someday soon!

Claudia said...

A very festive take on traditional lasagna. Sounds good.

Pierce said...

Kankana, thank you so much! You are welcome anytime.

Claudia - It's easy and so filling. Good for when you come home late and don't have much time to deal with dinner.

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