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Easy Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Easy Slow-Cooker Lasagna
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 10

This lasagna tastes like you spent all day making it, without all of the work. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Who Ate Everything
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef
1/2
cup diced white onion
1
teaspoon minced garlic
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Pasta Sauce
1/2
cup water
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2
cups mozzarella cheese
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg
2
tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
6
uncooked lasagna noodles

Steps

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  • 1
    In a large skillet, brown beef and onion. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Drain.
  • 2
    Add spaghetti sauce and water to skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, egg and parsley.
  • 4
    Pour 1 cup of spaghetti meat sauce into a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place half of the noodles and half of the ricotta mixture on top of the sauce. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles (if the noodles don't fit exactly, break them to fit), cheese mixture and meat sauce.
  • 5
    Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or until noodles are soft, being careful not to overcook. (Don't try to speed up the process by cooking on high.) Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella and remaining Parmesan on top. Cover with the lid to melt the cheese and allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
368.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22.4g
34%
Saturated Fat
11.2g
56%
Cholesterol
91.2mg
30%
Sodium
556.1mg
23%
Potassium
456.0mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
19.0g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
21.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
4.80%
5%
Calcium
28.50%
28%
Iron
10.90%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Lasagna was one of the first things I made from scratch in college when I finally started cooking on my own full time. It was so much work, and when I was finished I had used every pan in the kitchen and was completely exhausted. When I finally tasted it, all could I mutter was..."eh." It was okay, but by no means worth all that work, and I would have taken a store-bought lasagna over what I had just slaved over any day. I didn’t have time for meals like that. I was a busy college student! I had boys to date, parties to attend and reality TV to watch. Whew...how things have changed. Now I have kids to chase, spills to clean and soccer games to watch. So when I came across the idea of slow-cooker lasagna, I was intrigued. For a busy mom like me, this kind of meal is ideal. I thought it sounded like a genius shortcut, but I had my doubts about whether it could really taste as good as the traditional version when it was so much less work. The preparation was quick and easy (almost too quick and easy, I thought). When we sat down for dinner, I even reminded my family that this was an experiment and I had no idea how it would turn out. But I didn't need to worry, because it turned out so good! I swore then and there that this would be the only way we did lasagna in my house from now on.

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