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.


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! :)