Recipe Rescue: Crock Pot Lasagna

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I've made this yumminess a few times and I think I've finally got it to a recipe that is enjoyable - ha!  I  realized that it's the kind of recipe you should do over the weekend or when you're home because if you cook it longer than 4 hours, you'll burn it and come on now, no one likes burned lasagna!

This recipe is really simple and takes just a bit of prep work.  But it's so much more low maintenance than a regular lasagna and it tastes just as great!  Plus any extras that you have make great leftovers and freeze really well for a future meal.  I ran out out of bags or I would've done that tonight.  Guess it's lasagna for lunch and dinner tomorrow.

Ready to cook?

First you'll need:
--1 lb ground beef (I use ground turkey -- it's our choice of meat in our household)
--1 box of lasagna noodles - the regular kind
--1 jar of pasta sauce
--1 white onion
--1 package of mozzy cheese
--1 cup of cottage cheese
--Garlic Powder for seasoning

Let's cook my friends!
1.  Begin by browning your meat over medium-high heat.  Chop up some onions and flavor with garlic powder.  Once browned, drain and add pasta sauce.  Let this simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
2.  While your sauce is simmering, mix together the mozzy and cottage cheese in a separate bowl.  Save the left over mozzy for the top layer of your lasagna.
3.  Next, spray your crock pot with nonstick spray and then spoon some sauce at the bottom of your pot.  Use about 1/3 of the sauce.
4.  Layer some noodles on top of your sauce.  I overlapped them and broke them up to fit.
5.  Then cover the noodles with half of the cheese mixture.
6.  Repeat layering with another third of the sauce, more noodles and then the rest of the cheese mixture.
7.  Top your lasagna with the remainder of the sauce and then sprinkle the leftover mozzy cheese on top.
8.  Set your crock pot on low for about 3-4 hours.
9.  Enjoy! :)

It's truly one of my favorite recipes now.  I love that I can start it in the afternoon while Lola naps and then by the time I get home from picking up Cohen from school dinner is ready!
A miracle also happened in our household last night -- COHEN ATE LASAGNA!!
If you have been following me you'll know my child is the world's pickiest eater.  I was beyond thrilled with this situation.

Now get cooking my friends!

**Yes I just noticed the misspelled "hours" in my recipe above.  Don't judge.  I'm a tired mom.**


  1. I love to use my slow cooker - it makes my life a LOT easier. This recipe sounds delicious.

  2. My kids love lasagna. If I can make it in the crock pot, that's even better!

  3. Oh man that looks tasty! And warm, which we need for these cold days!

  4. I love easy recipes that are delish!

  5. I definitely have to try this out! You didn't cook the noodles?

  6. This Crock Pot Lasagna recipe looks delicious. I'll have to try it soon.

  7. I've never made lasagna in the slow cooker before but I'm definitely going to give it a try.

  8. Nope don't cook the noodle! They're perfectly cooked after 4 hours!

  9. Wow. That is so simple and quick to prepare. It has never occurred to me to use cottage cheese in a sauce for a lasagna. I usually make a much more fiddly white sauce with flour and milk and add cheese to that. This is so much easier and seems so obvious, I am wondering why I never thought of it.