Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe
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Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

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Convenient no-cook lasagna noodles take the work out of this traditional favorite adapted for the slow cooker. Because it's so easy to assemble, it's great for workdays as well as weekends. We like it accompanied by Parmesan bread or garlic cheese toast. —Lisa Micheletti Collierville, Tennessee
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 package (8 ounces) no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 482 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1317mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
  2. Spread a fourth of the meat sauce in an ungreased 5-qt. slow cooker. Arrange a third of the noodles over sauce (break the noodles to fit if necessary). Combine cheeses; spoon a third of the mixture over noodles. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Lasagna in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p27

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 253010
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Very quick and easy. We actually had to eat this the day after due to a change in our plans and it was still very good."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 243112
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"After I started making this, I began to wonder why all the work just to put it in a crock pot. It did taste okay, but I think I will stick with making lasagna and then baking it in the oven."

SoccerMom1976 User ID: 8679673 240581
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"I like the simplicity of this recipe. However, I am a very busy Mom, so I did not make my own sauce. Rather, I used Mid's brand pasta sauce with meat and mushrooms. I then added about half a cup of water around the sides of the crock-pot. It turned out absolutely perfect and delicious! We are a family of six, and the portion size of this recipe was great also!"

TERESA248910 User ID: 2625469 234354
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"This is now my all time favorite as well as my families favorite. They said the would rather have this one than the one I had done for years.It is great and simple and it doesn't take as much time to fix as it did my oven recipe. The only change I made was I left out tomato paste and replaced with one 14.5 ounce can of Hunts no salt diced tomatoes with Basil,Garlic & Oregano. This will be my forever Lasagna. A big shout out too Lisa Micheletti from Collierville, Tennessee. I am also from Tennessee."

spicywife User ID: 8525882 232286
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

"This is the best slow cooker lasagna that I have tried. I have a trick that I learned. Make a ring of foil wrap around the edges of the cooker before preparing lasagna. Only the sides, not the bottom. This way there are no noodle and cheese burnt spots on the edges. It works awesome. It also makes clean-up a breeze!"

KamiButton User ID: 6922743 221017
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Perfect make ahead recipe! Delicious just as written but easy to adapt for any family to make their favorite."

darlanieto User ID: 8202816 217186
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"This was my first time making homemade Lasagna. I t was so easy and fun! I also used a crock pot liner which made clean up a breeze.

to boost the flavor I used hot ground sausage mixed with 1 packet of dry French onion soup mix and added I egg to the cheese mixture which made it easy to spread,
I also used the regular lasagna noodles and turned out great, flavorful!"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 65968
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"I love using my slow cooker, and this was a hit!! A keeper!"

partytree33 User ID: 7814956 73856
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"This is amazingly good. easy to make just put it together and forget it type recipe. Loved it!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 37427
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"This was great. Next time I will add Italian sausage for a bit more flavor. But this is a keeper."

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