Slow Cooker Lasagna

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I love meals that I can place in the crock pot in the morning or early afternoon and know that dinner is ready for that evening. I also love using the crock pot rather than my oven during the summer to make a family-favorite dish. This Slow Cooker Lasagna tastes really good!
Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 pound ground beef or turkey, browned
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (or part-skim ricotta cheese)
1  1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1) Brown the ground beef or turkey. Add in the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, and basil. Add in the crushed red pepper if your family will like it a little hot. Simmer about 5 minutes.
2) In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
3) Spoon 1/3 of the beef mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Break 3 lasagna noodles in half and arrange them over the beef mixture. Top with half of cottage cheese/mozzarella mixture. Repeat with another layer and finish with remaining beef mixture.
4) Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 4 hours.
5) About 10 minutes before you eat, in a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle it on top of the lasagna. Cover and let the cheese melt. 

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  1. I’ve popped over from the Pinworthy Projects and I think God has answered my whispered wants today. I’ve been needing to put the crockpot to more use since my new work schedule has supper in a whirlwind. This is a pinner. Thanks for sharing.

    • I am so glad to hear that this will help you out! I’ve also posted other crock pot recipes under my recipes tab that include black bean and corn salsa chicken, chicken tacos, ranch crock pot pork chops, and slow cooker pulled pork. You might also enjoy those easy recipes. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. That looks yummy! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to link this up to my Tutorial Tuesday Blog Hop

  4. Lasagna in a crock pot. Now, I can go for that. This looks delicious! I’m keeping track of crock pot recipes and this one is going on the list.

    • I love to collect crock pot recipes too! You’ll want to check out the black bean and corn salsa chicken under my recipes tab. That one is a good one too.

  5. Hi! Found you on Tutorial Tues. Who would think to cook lasagna in the crock pot? I love crock pot cooking but would never think to try this in the crock pot. Pinned the recipe and now following on Pinterest.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

    • I know! I would have never thought to do lasagna in the crock pot until I saw that it could be done. Thanks for stopping by and following. I checked out your site and am following back.

  6. Oh that sounds really interesting 🙂 I followed you here from the link party at Ducksnarow 🙂 Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link:

  7. Good Afternoon Lisa, I am fascinated by crock pot recipes…. I am hoping they are what we know as “slow cookers” in England. Lasagne is a favourite in our house and I always cook it in the traditional way, but do you know, I think I will give this recipe a try. I notice you have a recipe for pulled pork, now this is something I had when I visited America, it is not something which is commonly eaten in England, but again we loved it, so I will be trying this recipe as well.
    I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower, I just noticed I am your 200th follower.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! when you have the time as you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes to you,

  8. I hope you enjoy the recipes. My family really does. Thanks for stopping by. I am now following you on google+.

  9. I have been neglecting my slowcooker a bit lately but have been whipping up a different soup each week now that Winter is almost here in Australia. I’d never thought to do lasagna in mine but given that it’s an oblong shaped one, it makes a lot of sense. I’ll definitely give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing!
    Found you via the Do Something Crafty link party.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  11. I’m glad you shared this with us at Tasty Tuesday! 🙂 I”ve pinned it!

  12. Hi there, I think I’m going to put this on my menu plan for this next week. Quick question, did you use regular lasagna noodles or the oven ready ones?


  13. This is really good, I made this tonight. I added a few things to the sauce; about 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar, a sprinkling of kosher salt (maybe 1/4 tsp), and a few shakes of fresh parmesan cheese. I used the oven ready lasagna noodles, and they were really mushy! I wish I would have read the comments prior to making this, as I’ve seen it mentioned that other people have used the regular lasagna noodles. Good choice! That’s what I’ll use next time 🙂

    • I’ll have to try adding some of those extra ingredients next time. Thanks for the suggestions! And besides the lasagna noodles being a little mushy, I’m glad that the meal turned out tasting good.

  14. Thanks for placing this on your menu plan. I think your readers will enjoy this version of cooking lasagna.


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