Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Easy and simple 5-ingredient slow cooker ravioli lasagna recipe made right in your crockpot with frozen cheese ravioli and garlic basil marinara sauce is an easy dump it and forget it meal your family will love. 

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

This is my kind of lasagna. This cheesy, no-ground-beef, 5 ingredient, slow cookery version is my dream lasagna. Now before you run for the hills because I said no ground beef, keep your socks on, I have included notes for how to amp up this recipe with some Italian ground sausage if you’re a must-have-meat person. Remain calm meat-lovers, vegetarians, and meatless enthusiasts, I have not forgotten any of you.

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

This recipes has that wow-factor. I still have a hard time believing so much flavor and goodness can be packed into a meal that has just 5 ingredients and requires 5 minutes of preparation. My logical side says it’s just not possible to have an amazingly tasty lasagna dinner that requires so little of me, but I ate this ravioli lasagna. I devoured it. So I know for a fact that this dish delivers everything I could ever want in a set it and forget it crockpot meal and then some.

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

The process is super simple and oh so easy. First you’re gonna grease your slow cooker with a little cooking spray (you can also use butter or oil if you don’t care for cooking sprays). Pour your marinara sauce in a bowl and stir in some minced garlic and fresh basil. Next, layer half of your frozen cheese ravioli in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour half of the sauce over the top of the ravioli.

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

Now top that marinara goodness with a whole lot of CHEESE. Repeat the process laying the rest of your ravioli, sauce, and cheese. And that’s it for prep! Just cover and let the crockpot do its thing for about 4-6 hours and come back to…

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

THIS. Ravioli lasagna slow cookery magic.

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |

Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna |
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Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna

Easy and simple 5-ingredient slow cooker ravioli lasagna made right in your crockpot with frozen cheese ravioli and garlic basil marinara sauce is an easy dump it and forget it meal your family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tiffany


  • 1 15-ounce package frozen cheese-filled ravioli (do not thaw)
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce (or 2-3 cups homemade)
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • handful of fresh basil, finely chopped (plus additional for topping - optional)
  • 2 cups Italian-blend shredded cheese (you can use a pre-mixed Italian blend, or use a combination of shredded mozzarella and parmesan)


  • Grease your slow cooker with cooking spray. In a medium bowl stir together marinara sauce, garlic, and basil.
  • Layer half of the frozen ravioli in the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover with half of the sauce, then half of the cheese. Repeat process and layer ravioli, then sauce, and then cheese on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Garnish with fresh basil and cracked black pepper if desired and serve.


For you meat-lovers, you can saute 1 pound Italian sausage in a pan/skillet on the stove until browned, then stir in marinara sauce along with the garlic and basil, then proceed with recipe as written.

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Definitely had to do a double-take on the pasta portion of this dish! Ravioli Lasagna is pure genius. I’m always joking with followers that I’m terrified of the slow cooker, as I’m Dutch Ovem obsessed 😉 I’ll ABSOLUTELY be trying this one though. Looks gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe!!

5 stars
hey girl- this looks amazing!

5 stars
This was excellent! I used beef ravioli because that’s what I had on hand. I cooked it in the crockpot on low for 4 hours and that was plenty (it was actually starting to burn on the top), but it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely make again!

5 stars
This is my fav way of making lasagna but I use perogies instead of ravioli because they are larger! Quick prep – 5 minutes and forget it – and delicious.

I would like to have the nutritional values.

    Hi Joann- I recommend using My Fitness Pal. They have an awesome online tool where you can input any recipe URL into and it will generate the nutritional values for you!

Yikes I ALREady bought refrigerated ravioli (on sale), not frozen. Suggestions?

    Hi Sara- that should work out fine! Keep it all the same!

      It worked out fine. I have an old barrel style crock pot and suspect it might have cooked a little more evenly, in terms of texture and sauce distribution, if I’d made three layers of ravioli instead of two. have you have had any feedback on that? I will certainly try it again.

Has anyone attempted to double the recipe? looking to make for a neighborhood potluck

What size of slow cooker did you use to make the ravioli lasagna?

    I typically use an 8 qt but you should be able to use a 6 qt, too.

Great recipe! Can you speed it up by cooking it on high for two hours, or does that burn the ravioli?

    My concern is definitely during the ravioli! But if you give it a try and have success, I’d definitely love to hear about it!

Hi just a suggestion for Easy Cleanup? Try using Reynolds Crockpot Liners, if Ya want to use a little spray on it that’s fine esp with Tomato sauce. I cannot wait to try this Recipe!

Would it work to add baby spinach to the layers?

    I think so! Sounds yummy

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