I love to pin on Pinterest and have seen quite a few recipes for slow cooker lasagna floating around. So, a few days ago I was feeling a bit adventurous and figured I’d go for it and attempt to make some lasagna (it’s literally been years since I’ve made it). Ok, that and the fact that I remembered to add ricotta cheese to my grocery list a few days before.
Once you make this lasagna recipe you’ll never go back to the original way of making lasagna! I can’t believe how easy it was – and that’s something that I’m always looking for in a recipe! The only cooking involved is browning the ground meat. Yep that’s right, you don’t have to cook any noodles (or even buy special no-boil noodles).
Super Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 lb ground meat (I used turkey)
1 cup water
15 oz. low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups Italian cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons parsley
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
- Brown the meat and drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water.
- Mix together ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of Italian cheese, parmesan, parsley and egg.
- Place 1 cup of the meat mixture into your slow cooker. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. (You’ll need to break them to make them fit.), half of cheese mixture and 2 cups of meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, cheese mixture and meat sauce.
- Cover with your lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Top with remaining cheese and cover for an additional 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted.
Recipe inspired by My Recipe Magic.
Yes, it’s that easy!
Trent said he would have liked more sauce but that is definitely something I can add more of next time! I thought it tasted spectacular! This recipe made enough for two meals for us (plus an extra lunch for me). I froze the extra meal for later since Trent’s not a big pasta guy.
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This sounds easy and delicious!
It is Melissa! I can’t wait for you to try it!
I have made this several times and it is now my favorite lasagna recipe!! Super super easy! We like extra sauce so I add more sauce but it probably doesn’t even need it! Great slow cooker recipe for the average family! Thanks!!
I’m so excited to hear that this is your favorite recipe, Cassie! Thanks for letting me know!
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I make slow cooker lasagna and we all love it. I also think it’s a plus not to have to boil the noodles before they go in. Looks like your turned out really good.
I couldn’t agree more, Shelly! Why boil the noodles if you don’t have to? :O)
Hi, this recipe looks great! I would love to down size it to make it fit into a small crockpot. How do you think it would affect the cooking time?
Thanks, Barbara! Aren’t the small crockpots 2-3 sizes smaller than the regular size crockpots? If that’s the case with yours, I would alter the cooking time to 1-3 hours (checking every hour).
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What do you do with the cup of water? It doesn’t say in instructions.
After browning your meat, add the water in with the spaghetti sauce.
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Say I got a head of myself and boiled the noodles. Would I be okay after two hours on low?
Yes, I think you’ll be okay, Angel. ;o)
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