Recipe: Crock Pot Lasagne

Our weeknights can kind of be busy, so I am a big fan of pulling out the slow cooker (aka crock pot) and getting dinner all ready in the morning so that I don’t have to think about it after getting the kids home and getting ready for dance practices etc.

One of the recipes that I decided to try out a couple weeks ago was a Crock Pot Lasagne. Sounded great, but wasn’t sure if it would be mushy or not. The first go went great, but I found a few things that I wanted to tweak the second time around, so here is my recipe that got two thumbs up from both kiddos and us parents alike!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 8 Ready Cooked lasagne noodles, broken into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 chopped pepper (optional)
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can of pureed tomatoes
  • 5 1/2 oz tomato paste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • handful of spinach (optional)

Directions:

1 – Scramble fry ground beef.

2 – Mix ingredients #2 through #12 together in a bowl.

3 – Add in the cooked ground beef and mix well together.

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4 – Put mixture into 3quart crock pot and cover, cooking on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3.5-4.5 hours.

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5 – With about 20 minutes until you want to serve, mix into the crock pot the cottage cheese, grated cheese and spinach (if choosing to add).

6 – Cover and let sit for remaining 20 minutes.

7 – Serve warm, with additional grated cheese on top if you like!

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