Monday, August 20, 2012

Slow Cooker Lasagna



I love lasagna and last winter I was so excited to try making it in my crock pot. It didn't turn out very well. I overcooked the noodles and the entire dish was dry. Even though I had cooked it on low and for the right amount of hours I still ruined it. This past week I came across another slow cooker recipe and decided to give it another shot. The results were a perfectly cooked lasagna that was as tasty as can be! I can't wait to make this dish again!

Slow Cooker Lasagna
Adapted from Betty Crocker

Ingredients
1lb pound bulk Italian sausage   
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4 cups marinara sauce
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2  cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
15 no bake lasagna noodles
Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt. Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 5 noodles and remaining sausage mixture. Cover and cook on low heat setting 3-4 hours or until noodles are tender.
Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.

5 comments:

  1. Hi! This message is from Rhodes, a manufacturer of frozen dough. We would love to be able to contact you via email and send you some coupons so that you could try out our product. If you'd like to contact us, please email staciew@rhodesbread.com. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I use my slow cooker at least once each week. I'm going to be making this soon. We love lasagna. Thanks for sharing your recipe at The Gathering Spot. I am pinning this!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yum. I've never seen a recipe for making lasagna in the slow cooker. I'll have to try this one day. It will be great for those long work days or busy weekend days. :)

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yum. I've never seen a recipe for making lasagna in the slow cooker. I'll have to try this one day. It will be great for those long work days or busy weekend days. :)

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks really good. My husband loves lasagna, and I'd like a way to make it in a slow cooker. I'm definitely going to try this recipe.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...