Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crock Pot Lasagna

Did ya'll know that you could make lasagna in a crock pot !  Well, I didn't either until I found it on Pinterest! I've been meaning to try it out for a while now.  Now that I am forced to have more crock pot meals due to my son's soccer practices being at 5 pm, I finally got around to it.  So, what'd I think?  I thought it tasted great!  It did not disappoint one bit!  It's tastes practically what I make in the oven.  And, we have tons of leftovers!  I'm so happy I can now make my lasagna ahead of time.  Try it out...let me know what you think.  Who else loves crock pot meals as much as me?  





All finished, look at all that yummy cheese.

Crock Pot Lasagna

Ingredients
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Clove Garlic
2 T Parsley
1 T Basil
1 t. Salt
29 oz Can Tomato Sauce
8 oz pkg. Lasagna Noodles, uncooked (I used 10 noodles)
4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 
1 1/2 cups Cottage Cheese

Directions 

  1. Spray the inside of the crock-pot with cooking spray                        
  2. Brown the ground beef and drain
  3. Mix in the Parsley, basil and salt
  4. Stir the tomato sauce in with the ground beef let simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Spread 1/4 of the meat sauce on the bottom of the crock-pot
  6. Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce (I broke them up so they fit better)
  7. Combine 2 cups of Mozzarella and cottage cheese in a bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the cheeses over the noodles.
  8. Repeat these layers twice
  9. Top with remaining sauce
  10. Cover and cook on low for 4 hrs 
  11. Add the remaining cheese 5 minutes before serving
  12. Let the lasagna stand in the crock-pot with the lid off for at least 10 minutes  Enjoy!

* Variations 
  • Add chopped onion to the ground beef in step 2
  • Use Italian sausage in place of ground beef or with ground beef (I used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 sausage)
  • Add 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese to the cheese mixture. Replace cottage cheese with Ricotta. 



Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Creating Through Life

8 comments:

Andrea Reed said...

I just made lasagna for the first time this past week, but making it in crock pot would be so much easier! This is a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. Stopping by from Six Sisters. Hope you are a having a great weekend :)

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Brittany said...

Andrea, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Making lasagna isn't nearly as scary as you thought huh? At least I always put it off bc I thought it'd be hard. Crock pot makes it even easier.let me know if you try it out!

Jennae Thomas said...

I loved, loved, loved this recipe! I made it for a neighbor and they asked for the recipe. I love it so much that I'm making it again this week. I don't know where I would get such reliable and mom friendly recipes if it wasn't for your blog.

Brittany said...

I'm so glad you liked it 😊 and I'm happy I can help you with dinner plans!!

Kristen said...

Did you use fresh basil and parsley or dried?

Brittany said...

Kristen, I used dried, only bc that's what I always have on hand and is a lot cheaper. But using fresh would be amazing!!

Creating Through LIFE said...

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for linking back to my blog :)

Cheryl Sommers said...

Brittany,
I love your blog! The crock pot recipe is soooo easy! I did add a little more cottage cheese, 2 cloves of garlic because that is what I use in my lasagna recipe. I added pepper as well. Thank you for taking the time to make this great blog!

love you,
Momma