Ravioli Lasagna

This is a post from monthly contributor Karen from The Saving Cents Mom.  


Ravioli Lasagna sounds complex but it is so easy to make!  I never make traditional lasagna because it seems so complicated and time-consuming.  When making this simple recipe, you save time by using frozen cheese-filled ravioli instead of the traditional lasagna noodles.  Ravioli Lasagna is not only easy to make, but it is also a delicious dinner that the whole family will love.


Ravioli Lasagna



  • 1 lb. of Ground Beef or Italian Sausage
  • 1 24 oz. jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • 25 oz. bag of Cheese-filled Ravioli (frozen)
  • 1 16 oz. container of Cottage Cheese
  • 1 14.5 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups of Mozzarella Cheese



1.  Preheat oven to 350°.


2.  Brown ground beef or Italian sausage.





3.  Spread a layer of spaghetti sauce (about half of the jar) in a 9×13 casserole dish.





4.  Put a layer of frozen cheese-filled ravioli (about half of the bag) on top of the spaghetti sauce.





5.  Spread the meat, cottage cheese, and diced tomatoes evenly on top of the ravioli.





6.  Add another layer of spaghetti sauce and ravioli on top.


7.  Spread the Mozzarella cheese evenly on top.





8.  Cover and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Ravioli Lasagna is a simple and kid-friendly dinner to make.  Not only does my family go back for seconds but everyone wants the leftovers the next day too.  If you are looking for more easy-to-make recipes like Ravioli Lasagna, check out Crockpot Ravioli and Lasagna Casserole.


This post is written by Karen from The Saving Cents Mom.  Karen is a mom who loves to save money!  She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time.  They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.

20 Crockpot Chicken Breast Recipes


20 Chicken Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

Chicken has gotten to the point where it’s actually cheaper to eat than beef.  It’s pretty sad, isn’t it?  I remember when you could get ground beef for 99 cents a pound, but chicken was still closer to $2 per pound.


I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of eating dishes made with chicken breast.  I love how easy it is to cook it in the slow cooker.  I tend to make it easy on myself and buy the frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the 3 or 5 pound bags in the freezer section.  Sometimes, I cook it straight from frozen and other times I thaw it out in the microwave.  Either way, it cooks up nicely in the slow cooker…and there’s lots of great dishes you can make with it!


Need ways to use up that leftover Thanksgiving Turkey?  Many of these recipes will work well!  

 Be sure to check out all of my Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals to save you time and money on family meals. 



20 Chicken Recipes for your Slow cooker


  1. Crockpot BBQ Chicken
  2. Chicken & Rice Casserole
  3. Chicken Tacos
  4. Chicken & Dumplings
  5. Chicken & Noodle Soup
  6. Salsa Chicken
  7. One Pot Italian Chicken Meal
  8. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Stack
  9. Marinara Chicken & Vegetables
  10. Chicken Cordon Bleu
  11. Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
  12. Chicken Ala King
  13. Chicken Ranch Pasta
  14. White Chicken Chili
  15. Santa Fe Chicken Packets
  16. Dr. Pepper Chicken
  17. Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Soup
  18. Spicy BBQ Chicken
  19. Garlic Lime Chicken
  20. Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes20 Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Soup

I’ve been so busy thinking about Black Friday Sales (have you seen my sale yet?) and holiday season, that I’ve put off  starting to eat more healthily!  I’m getting caught up on the holiday festivities now and I’m starting to focus on healthy, diet friendly recipes for my slow cooker.  I’m about to get going on a new eating plan (aka diet) and I think this one fits the bill!  It was really good and a great way to fill up the freezer!  This made a large pot that we ate on for several days, but the next time I make it, I’m going to put individual serving sizes in quart size freezer bags so that I can have plenty of food for my lunches, when I’m on a diet.


In the past, I’ve bought Progresso Light Soup as a staple for my kitchen while on a diet.  While those soups are good, this one is much better, and so much better for you, too!

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Soup - SidetrackedSarah.com


Slow Cooker Chicken Santa Fe Soup


3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans diced tomatoes and green chilies
4 cans of diced tomatoes
4 cans black beans
4 cups of chicken broth
1 chopped onion
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cumin
salt & pepper to taste



  1. Chop onion.
  2. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours
  4. Once the soup is cooked through, chop chicken up into small pieces using a knife or kitchen shears.


Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:  

  1. Chop Onion
  2. Place all ingredients in a gallon size zip lock bag.  (If you need room, you can put it into 2 bags or hold some of the canned goods out until cooking day.)
  3. Label and lay flat to freeze.
  4. Follow instructions above on cooking day.

Santa Fe Chicken Soup 2


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