It's time to celebrate your birthday! Or your anniversary! Or perhaps just this day on the calendar! No matter what, Birthday Ravioli Lasagna brings the stretchy streamers of cheese and a party of flavors. Each ravioli is packed with even more cheese (who can't help but celebrate with cheese?) and is nestled in rich and mellow meat sauce. Birthday Ravioli Lasagna tastes like joy and is ready for your next joyous occasion!
Ingredients• 1 pound ground beef • 1 small onion, diced • 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 2 cups ricotta cheese • 1 large egg • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder • 1 (25-ounce) package frozen cheese ravioli • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded • parsley, minced, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the ground beef and onion and sauté until the beef has browned, for about 5-7 minutes.
Drain the grease from the pan.
Reduce the heat to low.
Add the marinara sauce and the garlic and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Mix the ricotta, egg, parmesan, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl.
Spoon 1/3 of the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly across the bottom.
Top the meat mixture in the baking dish with a single layer of the ravioli, 1/2 of the ricotta mixture, and 1/3 of the meat sauce, in that order.
Repeat the layers, ending with the meat mixture.
Sprinkle the top with the mozzarella cheese.
Cover the baking dish tightly with foil.
Bake for 40 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake until the cheese is melty and bubbly, for about 10 minutes.
Remove the lasagna from the oven.
Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes.
Garnish with the minced parsley and serve!