Recipe: Cheat’s Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

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The writer, cook and photographer behind Your Ultimate Menu

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 50 Minutes

Serves: 4



  • Cooking oil spray
  • 800 g tomato-based pasta sauce (1lb 12oz)
  • 600 g spinach and ricotta ravioli (1lb 5oz)
  • 250 g ricotta (8.8oz)
  • 100 g baby spinach (3.5oz)
  • 1 ½ cups grated cheese (i.e. Colby, cheddar) (150g)

To Serve

  • 60 g mixed salad (2.1oz)
  • Balsamic glaze or your favourite salad dressing


1. Preheat the Oven

Preheat oven to 180ºC (360ºF) fan bake and lightly spray a 25cm / 10in square oven-safe dish with cooking oil spray.

2. Make Lasagne

Spread prepared dish with a little of the pasta sauce. Top with one third of the ravioli and dollop one third of the ricotta on top. Add one third of the spinach, a third of the remaining pasta sauce and a third of the cheese.

3. Form Layers and Bake

Repeat (starting with ravioli) to form two more layers. Bake for 35 minutes, until lasagne is golden, bubbling and cooked through.

4. Serve

Remove lasagne from oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with mixed salad on the side, drizzled with balsamic glaze or your choice of dressing.

Recipe Notes

  • Wine Match: An oaked Chardonnay.
  • Gluten-Free Option: If you can’t find gluten-free ravioli, you can use oven-ready gluten-free lasagne sheets instead.
  • Ingredient Swaps / Notes: If you prefer a meaty lasagne, you could use a different flavour of ravioli. Alternatively, add salami or seasoned shredded cooked chicken to each layer. Mixed salad is pre-bagged salad that usually includes lettuce, red cabbage and carrot. Customise the salad to your liking – avocado makes a nice addition.
  • Storing and Reheating: Refrigerate leftover lasagne and reheat in the microwave. Add salad and dressing just before serving.

A bit more about the master chef behind this recipe…

Cooking, baking and creating recipes have always been Josie’s passions. She has a Bachelor of Food Technology and works as a freelance recipe developer, food stylist and photographer.

Josie launched her website, Your Ultimate Menu, as a way to help others solve the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” question. Each week she provides recipes for three easy meals together with an organised shopping list. 

Her sister’s recent diagnosis with coeliac disease has inspired Josie to provide gluten-free options for all of her recipes.

Like this recipe? Check out Josie’s website for more cooking inspiration! https://www.yourultimatemenu.com/ 

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