How to make crock pot lasagna

Hi there!

This crock pot lasagna is a family favorite.

You know when your husband and kids tell you a thousand times over at dinner how good it is,

it’s that good!crockpot lasagna

Today I am sharing how to make crock pot lasagna.

We had family coming in from out of town and I was not sure as to exact time of arrival.

The crock had to come out.  Which you know I love anyhow.  If you missed my Buffalo crockpot chicken, Turkey in the crockpot

or  my cheaterchicken noodle soup, yummy, check those out while you are here.

Easy to print and save for later.

Truly a no brainer and very little clean up and prep work.

In fact, I will never make it in the oven again.

crockpot lasagna

 

I hope you are not too hungry, because this is not going to help the cause.

How to make crockpot lasagna

 

Standard ingredients you would use in your oven baked lasagna.

I made this lasagna with ground sausage instead of beef.

It gave it such a nice flavor with the hint of fennel.

crockpot lasagna with sausage

 

I love my pampered chef hamburger meat chopper.  I have had this thing for years.

It is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.

lasagna in the crockpot

 

 

I suppose you are looking for the recipe now.

I think you may want to run out today and get all your ingredients.  I would suggest going in the morning, as it does take all day to cook.


crock pot lasagna

 

Crock pot lasagna
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs ground sausage
  2. 1 package of 6 blended cheese {not necessary you can use just mozzarella}
  3. 1 box of lasagna {Barilla} or any kind is fine. I like Barilla because they are no boil to begin with.
  4. 1 16 oz. can of Crushed tomatoes {I get the basil, oregano and garlic}
  5. 1 yellow onion
  6. minced garlic {Mccormicks}
  7. Fresh basil
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 large container of ricotta cheese
  10. salt and pepper optional to taste buds
Instructions
  1. First, I brown my meat in a pot, adding half an onion, a few dashes of minced garlic, a few snips of basil. These ingredients are all to taste. We love basil so I probably wind up snipping off more than norm. Make sure meat is brown.
  2. Coat the bottom of the crock pot with sauce. I used the crushed tomatoe sauce as mentioned in the ingredients., However, you can use any sauce you like. Jarred will do as well.
  3. Layer with noodles. You can break a few to make them fit, it won't matter what it looks like as far as neatness goes.
  4. Spread a layer of meat, a layer of ricotta cheese, sprinkle with cheese, layer with sauce
  5. Repeat. I used all but 5 noodles in the box. At the end I added more sauce and a few bay leaves, added a half cup of water.
  6. Turn on low setting and let simmer for about 6 hours. If you see your noodles are getting dry, add more sauce and a dribble of water here and there.
  7. Add some more shredded cheese the last 5 minutes and turn off crock pot. Before cutting let stand for 10 minutes. I simmered some sauce on the side to top the lasagna.
Notes
  1. You can use ground beef or sirloin.
  2. Get a loaf of garlic bread and enjoy, yum, yum, yum! You're welcome!
  3. DO NOT cook noodles no matter what kind you buy.
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  1. says

    Now this I’ve got to try. No big pot boiling noodles? I’ve always made a meatsauce, boiled noodles, layered, etc, etc., etc. Now my crockpot and I are real good buddies. Thanks so much for sharing this delightful recipe. Peggy

  2. Kris says

    HI Deb!!! I have missed visiting my blog friends. I am catching up today. That lasagna looks fabulous! i will be making it this week for sure! I have never done it in the crocker before!!!
    XO KRIS

  3. Jen says

    This is similar to Kraft’s recipe, which I love as well! Whenever I tell people that I make lasagna in the Crock, they look at me like I have three eyes.
    I also LOVE the pampered chef ground meat chopper!!

  4. Marcia says

    This sounds so good I must try it, but I do have one question. When do you add the can of crushed tomatoes? Do you mix that with your sauce??? Thanks!

    • says

      You are layering it with your steps, and then at the end what you have left you can pour over. I also add a little water and then have some sauce on the side that I can add over it. You may go with two cans depending on how much sauce you like..one can for the lasagna and one can for the after. Again, according to your taste.

  5. says

    Debbie, I am sooo going to do this!! I am absolutely not a cook, but I know i can do this! I did not know that there was a no cook lasagna noodle! OK, since I am not a cook I cannot wing it…I printed off the recipe and I don’t see where I add the tomatoes ….Are they the sauce you talk about? If not, what kind of sauce (Blonde…I know) pizza, spaghetti, marinara….Like you don’t have enough to do…Thanks for answering…This looks so good!

    Carol
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  6. Judy Acker says

    Debbie we had your lasagna tonigjt. I use ground meat and bought sauce. It was a big hit. Thank you for putting it on your blog . Judy

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