lazy beef lasagna

Try this no-fuss lasagna recipe today. Ground Beef, pasta sauce and cheese are layered and baked together. This recipe is perfect for beginners.

  •    Time: 1 HR
  •    Serves 6


  • 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner) 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) prepared pasta or marinara sauce 
  • 1-1/2 cups water 
  • 1 package (20 to 25 ounces) refrigerated or frozen cheese ravioli 
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend


  • 1. Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings and return beef to skillet.

  • 2. Stir in salt, nutmeg and pepper; mix well. Stir in pasta sauce and water; bring to a boil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 3. Coat 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Layer half the ravioli, half the beef mixture and half the cheese. Repeat with remaining ravioli, beef mixture and cheese; cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 400°F oven 15 minutes (20 minutes if using frozen ravioli). Uncover; continue baking 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and pasta is tender.

  • 4. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Lazy Beef Lasagna