Crockpot Lasagna

During the winter months, I find myself constantly craving comfort food. Who’s with me on this? One of my all time favorite comfort foods is lasagna. I especially love how easy it is to incorporate whatever flavor you’re in the mood for.

Here are some different lasagna recipes on the blog…..

Eggplant Lasagna

Butternut Squash Chicken Lasagna

This particular lasagna is more of a traditional lasagna, but you don’t have to worry about heating up the kitchen or waiting for it to cook when you get home from work….this one will already be ready.

Crockpot Lasagna- super simple and very tasty

I’m pretty sure the size of my crockpot is 4 qt., but you could most likely make this work with any size.

Start off by lightly browning ground beef, turkey, chicken or bison. This will actually even work with no meat at all, if you prefer. So if you’re going for meatless, just delete this step. I browned my meat very lightly because it’s going to continue to cook in the crockpot and I hate dry meat. ;)

Meanwhile, mix 1/2 cup mozzarella, ricotta cheese 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and spinach in a medium bowl. You can definitely use more than 1 cup of spinach, but you know my kids and they get overwhelmed by too much green in their food. ;)

Drain meat, if needed; return to skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add 1 cup water to empty sauce jar; cover with lid and shake well. (If you’re not using meat, delete adding in the extra water.) Add to meat mixture; stir until well blended.

Time to start creating our masterpiece….spread 2 cups of meat sauce on the bottom of the crockpot. Layer on 2 or so noodles….I broke off pieces of an extra noodle to get a little more coverage.

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Spread a layer of 1 cup of cheese mixture over the noodles. Repeat layering process 2 more times, so that’s a total of 3 layers- 2 cups meat sauce, 2 noodles, 1 cup cheese mixture (each layer).

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Last, sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese over the top of the lasagna. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for about 5-6 hours.

Crockpot Lasagna- super simple and very tasty

Crockpot Lasagna- super simple and very tasty

I was so pleased with this lasagna because it was SUPER simple and VERY tasty!

Something to think about….

Ever made lasagna in the crockpot? How did it turn out?

What’s your favorite comfort food?

What’s your favorite meal to make in the crockpot?

Anyone else participating in Julie’s crockpot challenge?

See ya back here tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday!

Comments

  1. I love using my slow cooker. It’s just easier! This looks like a great recipe :)
    Kristen@Change of Pace The Classics (In My House)My Profile

  2. This looks delicious! My husband gets overwhelmed by too much green in his food, ha ha.
    Jess A letter to my first born…My Profile

  3. This looks great! I haven’t tried to make anything in a crockpot yet but I’ve definitely love to try!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Spicy Southwestern Chicken and SpinachMy Profile

  4. I am so glad that you ended up having such great results with this dish! I was curious as to how it would turn out, and now I am even more convinced that I should probably make it. I would love trying to make a traditional, meatless version, but with additional vegetables. I also like the sound of your eggplant lasagna. Thanks for keeping us all updated! :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl “Little Smokies” Vegetarian MeatballsMy Profile

  5. Wow–looks like it turned out to be great! Very interesting. You know I like using the crockpot . . . . and I think my favorite comfort meal from it is chili!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Curried Veggie and Lentil SoupMy Profile

  6. I had NO idea you could make lasagne in a crockpot! Looks awesome.
    Carolyn Lemon Poppyseed Bundt Cake – Low Carb and Gluten-FreeMy Profile

  7. my bf LOVEs lasagna, so I’ll have to make this :D
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear Oh Hello, Week.My Profile

  8. Before this week, I had absolutely no idea that you could make lasagna in a slow cooker, and hearing that it turned out to be a success makes me even more excited to pick one up and give it a go :D
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . a case of the mondays .My Profile

  9. I would have never thought to make lasagna in the crockpot! Such a great idea!
    Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome Check out http://myhealthyhappyhome.com/My Profile

  10. This looks amazing! And super easy:) Where did you find those noodles? Are they refrigerated? Thanks :)

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