Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lasagna recipe, pasta entrée recipe, slow cooker lasagna, slow cooker recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5  pounds   ground beef or pork
  • 1  onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 24 -oz   jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8  oz  tomato sauce
  • 6 oz tomato pasta
  • 3  eggs
  • 1 15-oz  container ricotta cheese
  • 6  cups fresh spinach
  • 2 zucchini, shredded or sliced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until brown. Add the spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and Italian seasoning and stir until well incorporated. Cook until heated through.
  • In a large bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, egg, grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Spray the crock with nonstick spray. Spoon a layer of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles. Break to fit noodles into slow cooker. Top noodles with a portion of the cheese mixture. Next layer 2 cups spinach and 1/3 of the zucchini. Repeat the layering of sauce, noodles, cheese and veggies until all the ingredients are used. Top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella. Drizzle water around the edges of the crock.
  • Cover, and cook on LOW setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes or more and then slice and serve.


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