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Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna Recipe

Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 757 calories, 40 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 55 g protein.

Reviews for Ground Beef Spinach Alfredo Lasagna

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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 :-)"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"I used a 6 qt round crock pot, it worked out well. Cooked for 5 hours, might only do 4 1/2 hours next time. Will add more garlic next time and going to mix in some of the italian cheese. My husband had seconds, that says a lot! Delish"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"To freemason and anyone else flipping out at the nutritional values-find another recipe or make substitutions.

I weigh 109 lbs soaking wet, great BP, cholesterol, etc. At 75 plus years I eat meals like this in moderation and enjoy every darn bite without quilt. This is a great, easy recipe. However, I cut the amounts the second time I made it because it overflows my 5 qt. crock pot. Incidently, it freezes well!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"How do you get the lasagna out of slow cooker with the layers intact?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"This is delicious as the recipe is. My family love this and the left overs are wonderful too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"This was a quick and easy recipe. I used Italian Turkey Sausage, removed the skin and crumbled it up. I also added more garlic cloves, maybe 8-9 (we love garlic :-) and used fresh spinach instead of frozen. Besides that, I followed the recipe and steps just the way it was written. My husband loved it too! Which says a lot because he doesn't care for red sauce dishes. He gave me two high fives and said this one is a keeper!! I think I need to get a bigger crock pot because my noodles burned on the bottom. I did stuff the crock pot to capacity but it was still delicious!! I will be making this one again. Plenty of lasagna to go around for my family of 5 :-)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"Wow, this was delicious ! I mace it like the the recipe . This is a keeper. It will be a great dish to take to our mp thy church dinners."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"Very Tasty! Love the alfredo/mainara combo. My co-workers said this was a "very elegant" lasagna! I followed recipe to a tee,except I baked it in a deep lasagna pan in oven."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"This was delicious! Probably the best lasagna I've ever tasted. It was moist and flavorful! First time I made lasagna in a slow cooker and I was surprised how it turned out! I will definitely make this again. And it makes a LOT of servings! Side note: this did not fit in my 5 qt. cooker. I transferred it to my larger one!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Very yummy. However, 8c of cheese is way too much!. I only use 2 as well as light alfredo sauce to cut calories in half"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"@ryoiter YES, can easily be adapted. Just make sure you have a 9x13 dish and follow layering steps. Coat pan with non-stick spray. Cover with foil and bake 375* for 60 min. Take out of oven and let rest 10 min before cutting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"Can this recipe be adapted to oven cooking. I don't have a big enough slow cooker. Can not rate as haven't tryed this recipe yet. thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I made this as the recipe directed, yes WITH the onions, garlic, alfredo, ALL the mozz cheese, and frozen spinach. The only things I changed were I added mushrooms and green pepper, and a little feta and cream cheese to the ricotta. It was awesome! My 7yo and I had a feast with this and salad! And to Mr Freemasonman, CHILL OUT! One doesn't eat this type of stuff everyday! This is for a treat now and then. YOU are the one who needs to learn how to eat. My daughter is a slim skinny - minnie and I am petite. My last doc's visit I was told I had a cardiologist's dream blood pressure and cholesterol readings. Chill out. This is delicious everybody else."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I can honestly say this is the BEST lasagne my family has ever tasted. Rich, flavorful & filling!

However, if you're watching calories, etc., beware. This main course will make you a rock star!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Easy and very filling!! Love the Alfredo and spinach in between the lasagna."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I didn't have Alfredo on hand so I used extra spaghetti sauce. We really like it and will probably omit the Alfredo in the future, too. The layer of spinach seemed awfully bitter. I may omit that in the future or possibly use fresh spinach. But when it says it makes eight servings, just be aware that it's eight huge servings! Maybe twelve would be more appropriate."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"Thought it was a delicious and hearty casserole. I forgot the garlic, and only used half the mozzarella called for, and it tasted good to me. I added half the spinach to the ricotta cheese mixture. Next time I will add diced tomatoes and maybe some shredded carrots."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"I made this for company last night and all LOVED IT!!! I used the creamy Classico Alfredo Sauce and I would make this anytime. Even my picky husband loved it.

Alfredo"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"Excellent! I didn't use the onion and garlic having used Classico Sweet Tomato and Basil Sauce. I also subbed sour cream for ricotta. It is very quick since it is cooked in a slow cooker. Very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Seriously?

1 piece equals 757 calories, 40 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 1,362 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 55 g protein.
With the amount of obese adults & children in America today, & with so many of them being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes from from poor eating habits as well, a recipe like this, with such high fat, high sodium, high carbohydrate, should never see print."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"I made this as per recipe directions. I used a 7qt slow cooker and it was well cooked in 4 hours. Really, really good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"Excellant!! For anyone who wants to change it go to the low fat low calorie recipes instead. This recipe is great the way it is."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"My family loved it. Only comment was it was really rich. Even the 4 year old ate it all."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"This is an exceptional dish.... however, if you want to watch your calories, carbs, fat and sodium...find another dish to make or start swapping ingredients."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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