Slow-Cooked Lasagna Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 jar (24 ounces) herb and garlic pasta sauce
- 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 no-cook lasagna noodles
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through. In a large bowl, combine the mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- 2. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in an oval 3-qt. slow cooker. Break one lasagna noodle into three pieces. Layer 1-1/3 noodles over sauce, breaking noodles to fit as necessary. Top with 2/3 cup meat sauce and 1-1/3 cups cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining sauce.
- 3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Slow-Cooked Lasagna
"Great Recipe - I have an oblong slow cooker and you can't mess this up even if you use the uncooked noodles. Just go a little longer in your cooker. This is as good as any traditional lasagna I've ever made. And believe me, I've crushed tomatoes with my hands to make lasagna. I've made the noodles myself. This is a great recipe. For the sauce I actually use a sauce that has sausage in it - you get a mix of the burger or (turkey if you chose that for the browned meat), but that way you get a mix of flavors. It's fabulous. Don't pass up on the Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella. You can't do it every day for sure, but you only live once. Love this recipe..."
"I made this for supper a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised. So, I might add, was my husband who is a picky eater.He would have gone back for thirds, but I said he'd had enough (he's diabetic so have to watch his intake on carbs, etc). As to whether I'll make it again....I'm doing so this weekend, and it is in all of my recipe boxes!"
"excellent recipe, took it to a football party - was a great success"
"Did not like this at all. Dry and not flavorful. Maybe because I used a larger crock pot? I cooked it for only 4 hours and did everything else the recipe said. Will not make again. Like the oven version better! Sorry!"
"I have to say I was a bit wary of this recipe but it came out excellent. It is hard to please my picky eaters but this did the trick."
"I modified a bit... I used Aldi's frozen Italian meatballs (thawed, warmed & cut up)... It was wonderful... My husband said it was the best Lasagna he had ever had..."
"This was really good and very easy to get together in the morning. Be sure and follow the recipe on the time it takes to cook. We got home later than expected and it had burned a little on top on one side. Even with that we enjoyed the recipe. This one will be added to my recipe box."
"while I have never made this recipe in particular, I have made crockpot lasagna similar to this one. anyone who knows no cook lasagna noodles knows that they are wider than normal noodles, and therefore you need less...although I usually use 12-15 regular noodles....so calling the recipe or person who wrote the recipe stupid is really counterproductive...like mother said, if you have nothing nice to say...well, you know the rest...."
"I used this recipe or one very similar published in T of H about a year ago when cooking for my wife for a training session for quilters (yes, they were all ladies). I basically doubled this recipe and used a large oval cooker. Made a few changes in terms of meat and cheeses but it worked well and all of the ladies felt it was quite good. Would definitely use this again."
"I used a half of box of the noodles and broke them up in pieces when they are cooked who will know the difference. It was easy and really good.. I also put cottage cheese in with the ricotta. It was creamy that way..."
"My husband likes my homemade lasagna, so I thought I'd try this and he loves it. He's told friends that they need to try making it in a slow cooker. He's a very picky eater, and when he raves about a recipe, I keep them close at hand in a notebook."
"who ever thought of putting 4 layer of noodles in a crock pot is very stupid i wouldnever do that in my life i would haft to use12 lasagna noodles to make it for my familyand my friends and my hubby.that wouldonly serve one person."
"This was an easy and quick recipe. It's not intended to be a dish for entertaining but worked just great for the family. It definitely needs to cook on low and for only the 4-5 hours recommended. I left mine in the crockpot for six because that was the time I had to work with and the cheese overly browned on one side but it was still tasty. I will cook this again when I am in a pinch and need something good waiting for us when we come in from a long day."
"I don't think people are trying to be critical but it is very unrealistic to think four lasagna noodles will serve 6 people. I just made this last week and used nine noodles-three per layer in an oval slowcooker. Incidentally it is not necessary to use no boil noodles. Regular work fine. I add my parmesan cheese in with the ricotta or cottage cheese as well as one egg. My cooker is done in 3 hours but I am sure this varies from brand to brand so just check for noodle doneness before they get mushy."
"[quote user="MrsCurrie"]I give it 3 stars because one of the ingedients requires a jar of pasta sauce -- loaded with salt, as almost all prepared foods are. [/quote] Mrscurrie there are several great brands that offer a low sodium version on the market now, you're welcome to substitute one of those."
"I agree with christyan17 ajust the recipe to your family I always make more for leftovers I use the oblong slow cooker also this is what cooking is all about."
"I give it 3 stars because one of the ingedients requires a jar of pasta sauce -- loaded with salt, as almost all prepared foods are."
"Actually, Eagle00072, I make crockpot lasagna for my family of 5 several times a year, and it always turns out really well. And we always have leftovers. I use an oblong 6 quart crockpot rather than the round 4 quart variety. It works perfectly. However, when I cook, I rarely follow the recipe exactly because I am an experienced cook. I know when something is going to be too much or not enough and I adjust accordingly. All in all, this recipe is a great time saver during the week since lasagna typically takes so long to cook."
"If I am going to the expense and time to make lasagna I would make a tray. Who makes a slow cooker large enough to increase the amount of this recipe? This may serve two people but certainly not six. At least not in my house."
"Perfect idea. I can see how this recipe could be for a large family. Side salad and garlic bread. :-) Glad I ran into the recipe!"
"Instead of "running down" this recipe, double and use a larger slow cooker to meet YOUR needs!!"
"Please tell me how 4 lasagna noodles will feed 6 people? Wouldn't it be smarter and more time saving to make a larger pan of this and have some for leftovers? If I'm going to go to all the trouble of making lasagna, there will be leftovers!"
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.