I realize that Spring is finally here and lasagna isn’t something that we typically think of as light, spring-ish food…but it’s oh so good! If food was able to reach right out and give you a hug–this one would do it!!
Here are the ingredients that you will need:
For complete recipe, scroll down
Bella wants to remind you not to forget the lasagna noodles!!
Brown meat and onion in skillet. Drain off fat. Add jar of spaghetti sauce and 1/2 cup water to meat mixture…
In a separate bowl, combine all of the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella (except reserve 1 cup) and the egg…Mix thoroughly.
Plug in slow cooker (Crock Pot.) Adjust setting to desired temperature (I used high.) Spray inside of the cooker with cooking spray.
Add a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the cooker…
Add **2 layers** of uncooked lasagna noodles (break them to make them fit.) I used 6 noodles in this layer.
Top with some of the cheese mixture…
Repeat with sauce…
more noodles…6 noodles again…
More of the cheese mixture…
More noodles! I promise, this will be worth it…keep layering!! (6 noodles)
one last layer of the cheese mixture…
Add last layer of sauce…
Top it all off with the cup of mozzarella cheese that was reserved…
Put the lid on and go relax! Dinner is done!!! Cook on high for 3 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours!
Here’s the FULL recipe…
Slow Cooker lasagna
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 medium onion (I used 2 T. onion flakes)
1 (approximately 26 oz. jar) of spaghetti sauce
12 oz. cottage cheese (I used a 16 oz.)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
12 oz. lasagna noodles (no need to cook these!)
12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese (reserving 1 cup for topping)
Brown meat and onion in a skillet. Drain off the fat. Add jar of spaghetti sauce and 1/2 cup of water. In a separate bowl, combine all of the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella (except reserved 1 cup) and the egg. Mix thoroughly. Spoon a layer of the meat sauce onto the bottom of cooker. Add **two** layers of noodles (broken into small pieces to make them fit.) and then top with some of the cheese mixture. Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheese mixture until all are used- ending with sauce. Sprinkle reserved cup of mozzarella cheese on top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3 hours. Serves 6-8 I served this with a bread stick and green beans!!
Thanks for hanging in there, I know it was a long post! Sometimes the layering can be confusing, so I decided to show you every step! I hope it was helpful!!
Patty Young says
Can you adopt us?
Sue Mackey says
Very nicely done, Jill. The photos are excellent and the instructions were wonderful…I must make this soon. And I am sharing on Facebook…Thanks!
On this rainy cold day, this receipe sounds delicious, I will be trying this soon, rain or shine. thanks, and I am anxious to make it in the slow cooker..
Thanks, Mom and Danette!
Is there a reason for using cottage cheese instead of ricotta? I really do prefer ricotta.