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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!
http://www.thriftytstreasures.com/2013/05/super-easy-slow-cooker-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 thriftytreasures.com)

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!

















4 comments:

  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!

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

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  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!

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    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!

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