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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