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YIELDS:

8 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 10 mins

COOK TIME:

1 hours 0 mins

TOTAL TIME:

1 hours 10 mins

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ingredients

2 14 Oz. packages of fresh spinach and cheese ravioli

1 Zucchini, sliced in ¼ inch slices

1 Yellow squash, sliced in ¼ inch slices

4 Cups Marinara Sauce, homemade or a 32 Oz. jar of your favorite sauce

¼ Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

½ Lb. Fresh, sliced Mozzarella cheese

¼ Cup Fresh Basil leaves, torn

Salt & pepper to taste

Cooking spray

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray a 10 x 13 inch baking pan or casserole dish with cooking spray. Put about 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of the pan.

3. Top the sauce with a layer of the ravioli, then a layer of the
zucchini/yellow squash slices – salt and pepper the veggies, top
with more sauce, sprinkle half the parmesan cheese on top and
put half the mozzarella slices and half the basil leaves on top of
that. Top with a little more sauce.

4. Add a second layer of Ravioli, then zucchini/squash slices sprinkled with salt and pepper, more sauce and finish with the cheeses.

5. Spray a large piece of tin foil with cooking spray and place that side down over pan and cover.  (This will keep the cheese from sticking to the foil.) Place the pan in the oven for 45 minutes.  Then uncover the pan and cook another 15 minutes until the veggies and pasta are cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbling. If you like a lightly browned top, place under the broiler for about two minutes.

6. Serve the “lasagna” topped with freshly torn basil leaves and with more Parmesan on the side. Enjoy!

NOTE: Making lasagna doesn’t have to be an all day event if you use fresh ravioli as your pasta. It is already stuffed with a ricotta cheese filling and by using the spinach and cheese filled pasta, you are getting another veggie into the dish. Use your favorite jarred pasta sauce (Mine is Rao’s Homemade Marinara.  If you can’t find it at your grocery store,  you can buy it at amazon.com) Better yet, try my really easy and basic Marinara Sauce to make it special. Everyone loves this dish and I always feel good serving it since I’m adding layers of veggies to the mix. You don’t have to pre-cook the ravioli or the veggies. They’ll cook right in the tomato sauce.  For easy clean up, making it in a tin foil tray and throw it out when the food is gone.  (That won’t take long on this one!)

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