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Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Convenient no-cook lasagna noodles take the work out of this traditional favorite adapted for the slow cooker. It's so easy to assemble for workdays or weekends. We like it accompanied by Parmesan bread or garlic cheese toast. —Lisa Micheletti, Collierville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups 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 Facts
1 slice: 482 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1317mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • Kristine
    Jan 11, 2021

    Great! Will add It. sausage next time

  • mythyagain
    Jan 2, 2020

    Love this recipe! Makes great leftovers too.

  • Vee
    Aug 14, 2019

    Cooked this last night, subbing 29 oz. canned tomatoes for sauce. The lasagna was so delicious. I was surprised at the good taste and the ease of this dish.

  • alilduckling
    Jul 11, 2019

    What size crockpot do you recommend for this recipe?

  • Patty
    Mar 27, 2019

    made as reciept said next time will use crushed tomatoes instead gives better flavor

  • Sharon
    Jan 23, 2019

    Made this today and used jarred spaghetti sauce, ricotta, and the cottage cheese. It turned out quite tasty, although not the perfect squares that lasagna in a pan gives you. Much quicker to put together. I did rim the slow cooker with aluminum foil to keep the edges from drying out as others suggested and it worked out fine.

  • danielleylee
    Jan 18, 2019

    I took this in for a work luncheon and everyone really enjoyed it. I did use half ricotta and half cottage cheese for the cheese blend. I always make that combo when making lasagna. It’s something my mom always did growing up and I feel makes a big different with the flavor

  • peacharmadillo
    Jan 5, 2019

    always a hit. I like to make a double batch and use half ricotta and half cottage cheese. My husband like me to add ground italian sausage in.

  • Dina
    Jan 1, 2019

    Lasagna made with cottage cheese?? Disgusting............. Lasagna is made with Ricotta cheese..........

  • TNbluffbaker
    Jul 28, 2018

    So good!!!!! Love that this can be cooked in the crock-pot. Add a salad and some garlic bread and supper is ready!