Crockpot Lasagna with Ravioli

Make lasagna a breeze with frozen ravioli as the noodle and delicious layers! It takes just 15 minutes of prep time for this comforting, easy, and hearty crockpot dish that’s perfect for busy days when you’re craving saucy pasta. This slow cooker ravioli lasagna is a family favorite, loaded with hidden veggies.

Ravioli lasagna in a slow cooker, with a spoon reaching in to grab a serving. Basil sprinkled overtop of melted cheese.

I make tons of recipes for dinner that don’t end up making it to this blog. This is one of those dishes I never thought would live here, but it is so easy, effortless and delicious I knew it deserved a place in the archives.

Why this recipe works

This crockpot lasagna is a cheat code for an easy and delicious meal! Simply toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker, grate some cheese over top, and let it cook on low for four hours.

It’s perfect for busy evenings when you can throw everything together in the afternoon and come home to a ready-to-eat dinner. Think a casserole, but modern and updated!

Ingredients for lasagna on a wooden board.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Start by grabbing a package of frozen ravioli (about 1 lb, typically 400g/14oz). You can use beef or cheese-filled ravioli, depending on your preference.
  • As a sneaky way to add extra veggies, grate some carrot and finely chop red bell pepper to toss in with the ravioli. These add a hint of sweetness and flavor to the finished dish, without being noticeable.
  • Grab a jar of marinara sauce or make your own 20-minute marinara sauce.
  • Finally for the cheesy topping I like to grate some mozzarella.
  • To add the perfect finishing touch, garnish with fresh basil. The aroma and flavor of fresh basil will elevate the lasagna to a whole new level.
Steps for making lasagna in the crockpot with ravioli.

Step by step instructions

  1. Add marinara sauce, carrot, bell pepper and frozen ravioli to your crockpot insert. Stir around to evenly distribute the vegetables and coat the ravioli.
  2. Sprinkle-grated mozzarella evenly over top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Expert tips

  1. Double the recipe: This recipe can easily be doubled (and cooked in the same amount of time) if you want lots of leftovers or are serving a bigger family. I’ve made this with enough food to serve eight people!
  2. Choose the right ravioli: Opt for a frozen ravioli that will hold up well in the slow cooker. Look for ravioli that is a bit on the thicker side, and not overly filled or delicate.
  3. Change up the tomato sauce: Add some chili flakes or choose an arabiatta sauce if you’re a fan of spice.
  4. No need to layer: I know it sounds crazy, but you don’t actually need to layer anything for a crockpot ravioli lasagna. Everything gets mixed around so it’s a bit more casserole-like.
Closeup of a serving of the ravioli lasagna on a blue plate with a basil garnish.

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Serving suggestions

I like to serve this alongside a house salad or roasted broccoli rabe.

Closeup of a serving of lasagna being taken out of the crockpot.

Crockpot Lasagna with Ravioli

Elevate your lasagna game with frozen ravioli as the noodle and layers! Just 15 minutes of prep time for a comforting, easy, and hearty crockpot dish. Loaded with hidden veggies, this family favorite is perfect for busy days. Try this hassle-free and flavorful twist on traditional lasagna!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword pasta, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 557kcal
Author Louisa Clements


  • 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce or 2.5 cups of homemade
  • 1 14 oz package frozen ravioli beef or cheese-filled
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil thin


  • Add the marinara sauce to the insert of your slow cooker. Stir in carrot, red bell pepper and frozen ravioli. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook for 4 hours on low heat.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1814mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4646IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 13mg

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