Happy Hump Day! It is all downhill from here…
Are you tired of the crock-pot yet? Tis the season I guess!
Here is another recipe from my personal “crock-pot challenge” month.
SLOW COOKER LASAGNA:
Brown the meat, adding in garlic, salt and pepper. Cook thoroughly, drain and set aside.
Cover the bottom with a layer of pasta sauce – enough to lightly cover.
Continue with these layers until all ingredients are used up. (About 4 layers)
Pour water around all edges. This will help to cook the noodles without sacrificing all of your sauce.
You may have noticed the picture above is missing the meat. I made this lasagna two different times and during “part-one” I completely forgot to layer in the meat while taking photos! I’m losing my mind I guess!
Being the “skilled chef” I am, I just tossed all the meat on top before starting the slow cooker.
It all tasted the same to me! So now you have a vegetarian version above as well!
This makes a lot of lasagna!
Is your mouth watering? Mine is! Cheesy, creamy, lasagna…
- 1 lb hamburger
- Salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
- 2½ c. Ricotta Cheese (part-skim – about half container of 32oz)
- 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
- ½ tsp. Onion Powder
- ½ tsp. Basil (dried)
- ½ tsp. Parsley (dried)
- 2 (24oz) Jars Pasta Sauce
- 1 (16oz) Pkg. Lasagna Noodles (regular)
- 2 c. shredded parmesan or italian blend cheese
- ½ c. water (approximately – pour around the edges of entire casserole)
- Brown the meat, adding in garlic, salt and pepper. Cook thoroughly, drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, mix the seasonings and ricotta cheese in a small bowl.
- Spray or lightly grease the interior of your slow cooker.
- Cover the bottom with a layer of pasta sauce – enough to lightly cover.
- The second layer is the noodles. Add about 3-4 noodles, some broken.
- For the third layer, add part of the ricotta mixture.
- Add some meat and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Continue with these layers until all ingredients are used up. (About 4 layers)
- Pour the water around all edges. This will help to cook the noodles without sacrificing all of your sauce.
- Pop the lid on and cook on high for about 3 hours (could also cook on low for 6 hours).
Have a good one y’all!