Lazy Beef Lasagna


  • 1 ½ lb Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 26 oz Prepared pasta or marinara sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 20 oz 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.
Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Beef Checkoff and

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 620 grams
Serves: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 1,096
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 58g 74%
Saturated Fat: 24g
Trans Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 217mg 72%
Sodium: 1,676mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate: 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber: 6g 21%
Sugars: 11g 22%
Protein: 59g 118%