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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FOOD-Easy Crockpot Lasagna

Super Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna - Once you make this recipe you’ll never go back to the old-fashioned way of making lasagna!

I absolutely LOVE lasagna and I make it quite often, so I was excited to get a slow cooker recipe for it! After I had it all together though, I realized it was exactly like my regular recipe for lasagna except I didn't have to boil the noodles. 

Super Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna (from

1 lb ground meat (I used turkey)
1 cup water
15 oz. low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups Italian cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons parsley
1 egg
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
Brown the meat and drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water.
Mix together ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of Italian cheese, parmesan, parsley and egg.
Place 1 cup of the meat mixture into your slow cooker. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. (You’ll need to break them to make them fit.), half of cheese mixture and 2 cups of meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, cheese mixture and meat sauce.
Cover with your lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Top with remaining cheese and cover for an additional 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted).’s that easySlowCookerLasagna
I always use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in my lasagna so I substituted it here too.
The bottom ended up burning a little. It made a dark crunchy layer which I kind of like (just like the edge pieces on brownies, yum). The noodles got pretty soggy and I used a new generic spaghetti sauce that had kind of a chemically smell while it was cooking. I tried a little after about 5 hours, and it did not taste as good as it did the next day. I'm not sure why leftover lasagna always tastes better to me than fresh!


  1. Isn't it funny how it tastes better the next day (and serves up much neater too!). Thanks for the recipe - I'm going to try it out!

    1. Yes! I love leftover lasagna! Let me know how it turns out! (Or make a blog post about it). :-)

  2. Hi Kristen, I am trying again today to leave a comment. I stopped eating meat but a few years ago I tried a Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Lasagna and loved it. Looks Yummy!

    1. Ohhh... I should look up a lower calorie one and try it! Or maybe use zucchini or something instead of noodles! Thanks for the comment!