Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna Recipe
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Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna Recipe

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With two types of sauces, ground beef, spinach and three kinds of cheese, this dish is super hearty and goes beyond the expected. When serving, be sure to scoop all the way down to the bottom of the slow cooker so that everyone gets a good taste of this many layered meal. —Deborah Bruno, Mira Loma, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 757 calories, 40 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1362 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 55 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  2. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper. Spread 1 cup meat mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Arrange four noodles over sauce, breaking noodles to fit if necessary; layer with half of the ricotta mixture, 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1 cup meat mixture.
  3. Top with four noodles, spinach, Alfredo sauce and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Continue layering with four noodles, remaining ricotta mixture, 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1 cup meat mixture. Add any remaining noodles; top with remaining meat mixture and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Alfredo Lasagna in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p32

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"I am so surprised by the rave reviews on this one. I made it & thought it was OK. Everyone in my family ate it OK, but none of us thought it was exceptional. I will say I make a regular lasagna that my family, friends & extended family seem to rave about & always request, so it is possible we were jaded by that. It was a lot of ingredients (even cost-wise), easy enough to put together, but didn't even make a huge amount. My alfredo sauce didn't thicken up till it started to cool on my plate & it just made it a sloppy mess. I also think it is VERY difficult to get a good tasting, jarred alfredo sauce. They all have a very fake taste to them. This one was not a keeper for our family."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"I made this for the first time some months back for a company potluck. Instant success. Makes a huge quantity, and yet there wasn't even a taste leftover! We're having another potluck this week, and I was given a choice of one item to bring: this lasagna! So delicious and such a hit - you can't go wrong bringing this to any gathering :-)"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"This lasagna is absolutely yummy. While remodeling and without a stove, I came across this recipe. I don't care if I never use my stove again. Definitely a keeper, and has been passed on to friend."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Was really good. But 4 cups of cheese is plenty. Didn't have very many leftovers!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"Yummy! :-) made it in a pan. Delish. Its a treat...not an everyday meal."

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