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Crockpot Lasagna

I love a good classic.

A classic novel. {i.e. Pride & Prejudice}

A classic movie. {i.e. Roman Holiday }

And I most definitely love a classic lasagna recipe. {i.e. this one!}

Let’s keep it real though. On top of it being an all-out yummy classic comfort food, lasagna is a busy mom’s secret dinner weapon. It’s such a great option, especially when we’re talking about a crockpot, not oven, version because it’s so easy to throw together and it’s really filling, so a little goes a long way.

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Plus, this recipe usually makes enough for leftovers, which is a bonus because lasagna is one of those foods that almost always tastes even better the next day. Lasagna also keeps well in the freezer, so if you have the carb-resisting strength, you can freeze the extra for another meal. Maybe a lunch or light dinner? It’s safe to say that given the sheer number of lasagna recipes out there, the secret to making great lasagna is finding a recipe with ingredients that you love. For us, the trick comes down to quality meats (that’s right, meats, plural), quality cheeses (again, plural), and a top notch sauce.

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Just look at that? Does it get anymore perfect than this, cooked to bubbling perfection? I was always so tired of getting it wrong when I would bake them in the oven. We love a few crispy edges, but not throughout the whole thing! And, then… voila!

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 This is a no-fail recipe that guarantees you won’t end up with hard, crusty noodles or a totally dry dish. Just layer the ingredients in the crockpot, sit back, and relax!

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Three different cheeses simmer right along with delicious ground meats and perfectly herbed pasta sauce in this easy, no fuss, delicious lasagna.

Dinner is serrrved!

Crockpot Lasagna

crockpot lasagna

recipe adapted from Creating Through Life

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground Italian sausage
1 small onion, diced
1-2 tbsp minced garlic
29 oz can tomato sauce
8 oz pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese + 1/2 cup
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded

Directions

1. Brown the ground beef and ground sausage. When they’re about half way done add in the garlic and onions. When the meat is browned drain and return to the pan or skillet.
2. Stir the tomato sauce in with the cooked meat.
3. Spread 1/4 of the meat sauce on the bottom of a prepared (sprayed well with non-stick cooking spray) crock-pot.
4. Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked noodles over the sauce, breaking them up to fit better as you go.
5. Combine the 4 cups of mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses in a bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the noodles. Gently spread it out to form a layer that covers the noodles.
6. Repeat these layers twice.
7. Top with the remaining meat sauce.
8. Cover and cook on low for 4 hrs.
9. Let the lasagna stand in the crock-pot with the lid off for at least 10 minutes. 5 minutes before serving sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella over the top.

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About 4 Sons 'R' Us

Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my virtual kitchen & craft corner. Pull up a chair, stay awhile and follow along with us and our 4 sons. Can I get you a glass of wine? Some coffee? Pretzels or cheese sticks? While I can’t actually give you these thing online, I can show you how to make them… on a budget!

27 responses »

  1. Love crockpot recipes!

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  2. Hi Megan – I just made a lasagne yesterday but in the oven. I will have to give this method a try next time as it sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing this with us – happy Fiesta Friday!

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  3. I have always wanted to make Lasagna in my crock pot but thought it would be a big blob! LOL This looks amazing – and no fuss or oven! Yay! Thanks and Happy FF!

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  4. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook

    PINNED! This looks AWESOME, I’m definitely trying this sometime, no doubt. I’m obsessed with comfort food and I’m really getting into crock pot recipes lately- thank you for sharing this one!! I think it’ll become a favorite of mine. (PS- I totally agree with lasagna tasting better the next day, and the fact that it’s perfect for freezing!)

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    • Thanks, Stephanie! You’ll have to let me know your thoughts once you get around to trying it. With Fall here, and Winter right behind it, it’s a perfect time of year for enjoying your favorite comfort foods and putting your crockpot to good use.

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  5. I see I am not the only one who brought comfort food today 🙂 I love Lasagna and will be trying this in my crock pot soon. Happy FF!

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  6. So comforting, just looking at the cheesy meaty goodness.

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  7. Just go a crock pot – now I’ve got a recipe to match! Yay!!

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  8. Ooh I do love me a good crockpot recipe! And I LOVE lasagna. This recipe sounds amazing, it’s hard to find italian sausage over here though, I might have to see if I can find a butchers and see if I have better luck there!

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  10. Lasagna! Yummmm….. my favorite. This one is amazing 🙂

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  11. Lasagne – absolutely heavenly. Might give this one a go soon!

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  23. Your Crockpot Lasagna looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you real soon!
    Miz Helen

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