Crock-Pot Lasagna


Today I tried a recipe that found online. After seeing a recipe for crock-pot lasagna that called for zucchini, I quickly searched online for one that was more to my liking. The idea of cooking something in a crock-pot rather then the oven was quite appealing because my oven is old therefore it takes forever to reach the desired temperature and I have to cook most every thing for about ten percent longer then the recommended time.

It turned out super yummy and I have left overs that I can have for lunch tomorrow instead of taking a boring sandwich. : )

Crock-pot Lasagna (follow link to see original recipe) — Serves 6

Ingredients:

  •  3 cans (14.4 oz) Crushed Tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 container (32 oz) Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz) grated Mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 9 Lasagna Noodles
  • 5 oz baby Spinanch

 Directions: 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, & black pepper.
  • In a seperate bowl mix the ricotta, the Parmesan, and 1 cup of the mozzarella.
  • In the bottom of a 5 to 6 Quart Crock-Pot, spread a thin layer of the sauce. Top with 3 of the noodles breaking as necessary to fit. (Note: I found that cutting the noodles with kitchen shears was easier then breaking them which resulted in some terrible looking noodles)
  • Spread about 1 1/2 cup of the sauce over the noodles and layer with 2 cups of spinach (Note: Be sure to remove the stems so that there is a consistent texture) & 2 cups of the cheese mixture. Repeat once with noodles, sauce, spinach, & cheese.
  •  Top with the remaining 3 noodles, sauce, and cheese mixture. Then add the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

After Assembling all the Pieces

  • Cook on low, covered for 3 to 3 1/2 hours until the noodles are tender.

It fell down, but served with garlic bread it was super yummy!

I would also note that it would probably be a good idea to let it cool for 30 minutes so that it can properly solidify and will be easy to serve.

This was an overall hit with the boyfriend and his God-Daughter and I got to clean and do homework while it cooked, that cannot be beat.
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One thought on “Crock-Pot Lasagna

  1. That looks sooooo good. I am half Italian and grew up learning the family recipes…and would say you hit it on the nail with the ingredients in how to make it in the oven. This is a GREAT idea. You are able to just prep and walk away. I bet tastes even better since the sauce is probably more absorbed in the pasta. Yum yum yum!

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