Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Sep. 28, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Slow Cooker Lasagna. This is an easy and tasty Italian-style main dish. It is great for a potluck.


Italian sausage 1 Pound , casings removed
Ground beef 1 Pound
Onion 1 Large , finely chopped
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Canned spaghetti sauce 24 Ounce ((pasta sauce or Italian sauce))
Canned diced tomatoes 14 1/2 Ounce
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Ricotta cheese/Cottage cheese 15 Ounce
Eggs 2 , beaten
Grated parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whole wheat lasagna noodles/Lasagna noodles 9 , uncooked
Shredded mozzarella cheese 16 Ounce
Cooking oil spray 4 Dash



Place a large piece of aluminum foil on bottom and up the sides of a 6-quart slow cooker.

Spray foil with cooking oil spray. Set aside.



In a deep skillet, cook Italian sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink, and the sausage and beef are crumbled.

Drain off excess grease.

Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, water, basil, and oregano.

Place back on stove and heat through. In a medium-sized bowl, mix ricotta cheese, beaten eggs, and Parmesan cheese.

Now, start assembling the lasagna. Place 1 ½ cups meat sauce on foil in bottom of slow cooker. Spread evenly.

Next, place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles on top of meat sauce, breaking to fit. Top with ¾ cup of ricotta cheese mixture, 1-cup mozzarella cheese and 2 cups of meat sauce. Repeat layers twice.

Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top of all. Cook, uncovered, on low for 3 to 4 hours, until noodles are tender.

Turn off slow cooker. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.



Garnish with some basil leaves and serve.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 260 Minutes
Ready In: 260 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 925Calories from Fat 510

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 57 g87.7%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1252 mg52.17%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 51 g102%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet