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Lasagna in a slow cooker cut into four triangle pieces.
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Crockpot Lasagna

Classic lasagna tastes even better when it's slow cooked! Plus, it makes lasagna a totally doable dinner even on busy weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crockpot, easy pasta recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 582kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 24 ounces marinara
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 12 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef, onion, and 3 cloves of garlic to a skillet over medium heat, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Drain the grease from the skillet and add the marinara, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and 1 cup of water to the beef. Stir well to combine.
  • Spray a slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  • Place ¼ of the meat sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Layer 1/3 of the noodles over the sauce, breaking them up to cover the entire area. The noodles will overlap a bit.
  • Add the ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, Parmesan, parsley, salt, and reserved 2 cloves of minced garlic to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spoon ? of the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Repeat layers twice, ending with meat sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the reserved cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until noodles are tender.

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Notes

The ricotta may be swapped for cottage cheese, if that's your preference. 

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1370mg | Potassium: 901mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1374IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 456mg | Iron: 4mg