Slow Cooker Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 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.
- 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.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 482 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1317mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.
Mar 6, 2018
I have been making this for years. It is always a hit. I make it for pot luck dinners too and I never have left overs!!! I use regular Lasagna noodles though instead of the no cook lasagna and it turns out great. It's so easy and frees up my day to get other things done. Everyone things I work for hours over making it. The left overs freeze great. I was pleasantly surprises at that.
Jan 22, 2018
Excellent recipe and easy to put together. Like others, I used Italian sausage instead of beef (taste preference), otherwise made as is. Thank you!
Oct 14, 2017
This is delicious! Love using the slow cooker in the fall and winter. Just be careful not to overlook, some of my noodles got a bit crispy around the edges!
Oct 3, 2017
This was great! So nice to have it ready when we got home on a busy day! We added extra sauce on top because we'd like it that way!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Feb 21, 2015
Perfect make ahead recipe! Delicious just as written but easy to adapt for any family to make their favorite.
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