Crock Pot Lasagna Take 2

I made crock pot lasagna a few months ago, and although everyone else really enjoyed it, I didn't so much because I don't like ricotta. A friend showed me this recipe and I have had it saved on my computer since. We finally got to try it. It was AWESOME!!!

Slow Cooker Lasagna (From: Recipe Dispatch)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles

Combine the ground beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain off any fat. Add 1 cup water, the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and oregano and mix well.

Combine the mozzarella, cottage cheese and Parmesan in a medium bowl and mix well. Spoon one-fourth of the meat sauce into a 5-quart slow cooker. Layer one-third of the noodles over the sauce, breaking the noodles as needed. Layer one-third of the cheese mixture over the noodles. Repeat noodle and cheese layers twice. Top with the remaining sauce.

Cover and cook on Low until the noodles are tender, 4 to 5 hours.

**Tips: We only used about 3 cups of mozzarella. Also I did 3 layers of pasta and cheese, then put sauce, then noodles, and a little play mozzarella cheese. I also used jarred spaghetti sauce instead of making my own.

5 comments:

Jennyfer said...

OOOH that one is going on my must try list. DH loves lasagna.

Trouper said...

mmmm...looks yummy! Hubby is anti-ricotta also, but loves lasanga, and I've always made it with ricotta.
Thanks for the recipe!

Melissa said...

i am going to have to try this!

Amber said...

Looks great. I really should get over my fear of crockpot cooking and make this someday.

DeborahSW said...

Is there anything you can't make in a crockpot these days??! Brilliant! :)