Wednesday, March 7, 2012

{Wacky Wednesday} Recipe: Crock pot Lasagna

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Do you love lasagna?  But you don't love all of the work involved to make it?  Today I'm going to share a recipe for making lasagna in the crock pot! Yes, the crock pot!

1 to 1.5 lb ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounce) Italian style tomato paste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 container (15 ounces) part skim ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
12-15 lasagna noodles uncooked (no boil kind work great)

Brown ground beef and onion in skillet until the meat is thoroughly cooked, drain.
In a bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning.
Add this to the meat, stir. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan and 2 cup of the mozzarella cheese. 
Spray inside of crock pot with non-stick spray (or use a crock pot liner).
Cover bottom of crock pot with about 1/4 of the sauce/meat.
Layer lasagna noodles to cover. Break up the noodles to cover more area.
Top the noodles with the 1/2 the cheese mixture.
Top the cheese mixture with 1/4 sauce/meat mixture
Top with more lasagna noodles
Top with remaining cheese mixture, then 1/4 of the sauce/meat mixture.
Top with more lasagna noodles and finally the remaining sauce/meat mixture on top.

Cover and cook on low heat setting about 4-6 hours. ( I found it to be done at 4 hours)
Sprinkle the top of the lasagna with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, cover and let stand 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 8 servings

You can make it up the night before and place the filled crock pot insert in the refrigerator. In the morning before you head of to your busy day, put it in the crock pot and turn it on.  Now you can have lasagna in a jiffy, even on a weeknight!

Mangia!  Enjoy!

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  1. I keep meaning to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just made this last night. So good. However I'm gone 10 hours a day so i left mine on warm all day and it cooked perfectly by time i got home.

  3. I put the lasagne together for tomorrow. However. I'm gone for 10 hours. I have the smart pot. Not for sure what settings I should put my crock pot on. My settings are 4 or 6h ours high. Or 8 or 10 hours. Low or warm.

    1. I would probably go with warm - and keep it in the fridge tonight so it takes longer to heat up tomorrow. Yummy dinner when you come is the best!

    2. It was delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. I put the setting on warm and turned out perfect.