Wednesday, October 26, 2011


 I was curious if lasagna would work in the crock pot. It did and it was great! You can do this in the oven if you want but I like the crock pot. I cleaned out the pantry with this lasagna, using some jarred pasta sauce and some no-boil pasta noodles that have been hanging around. You can make your own pasta sauce and it might be even better. This is one of those make it your own recipes. Throw it all together, turn on the crock pot and go have some fun.

This was gooey, cheesy goodness.

                                                            SLOW COOKER LASAGNA

1 pound Italian Sausage
15 pieces No-Boil Lasagna noodles
12 ounces ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 (26oz.) jars pasta sauce (or home made)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 TBSP. fresh parsley

In a medium skillet over medium heat, crumble and cook sausage and onion until sausage is brown. Mix in pasta sauce.

Mix ricotta and 2 cups mozzarella cheese together.

Spoon 1/4 of the sausage and pasta sauce mixture into crock pot. Top with 5 pasta noodles. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture on top. Add 1/4 more of the sausage/sauce mixture. Top with 5 noodles and the rest of the cheese mixture. Spoon 1/4 of the sausage/sauce mixture on top, 5 noodles and remaining sausage/sauce mixture.

Cook on high for 2 hours and low for 1-2 hours, until pasta noodles are cooked but not too long or they turn mushy. You can also cook o low for 4 hours.

Fifteen minutes before serving top with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese, cover to melt cheese.

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