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August 21, 2008

Crock Pot Lasagna

Filed under: Beef, Main Dish, Pasta — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 11:38 am

This recipe has been talked about for a while on one of the websites I frequent, the nest, and the cooking board called What’s Cooking. I love lasagna. I love my mom’s lasagna more though. This recipe won’t ever replace hers, but it is good. Her recipe came from a cookbook that a nursing home put together with recipes from their residents. What a neat idea! Lasagna is also something that has become the tradition for our family to have on Christmas Eve.

My whole purpose in making this dish tonight was so that I wouldn’t heat up the house! Ha! I think that would have been a great idea! It is still raining here in Seattle! It was nice to have dinner done by 2, that way I didn’t have to think about it. I also should have made this if we had company. I guess we’ll be having leftovers or I’ll be freezing some for later! As you can tell from the pictures, the lasagna is hard to cut out of the crock pot. I had much better luck getting it out of the pan when I was transferring it to dishes for leftovers and freezing, it figures!! Like I mentioned in my pesto post, there are plenty of recipes out there, so choose one that appeals to you. I made a few changes to the recipe, my changes are in red. In the future I might consider using sauce and paste with Italian seasoning.

Here’s a view into the Crock Pot from the top.

Crock Pot Lasagna



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed (I minced mine)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce ( I used more)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese (we like 2%) ( I used 16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or asiago cheese (I used a bit more)
  • 12 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked (I used the no boil noodles)
  • 16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning mix


  1. Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray.
  2. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in frypan.
  3. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
  4. Cook long enough to get it warm.
  5. Spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit) and top with cheeses.
  7. Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheeses until all are used up.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.


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