crock pot lasagna

August 27, 2015

yields 4-6 servings

ingredients
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 (28 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano (and basil and parsley)
12 oz. cottage cheese
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
12 oz. lasagna noodles, uncooked
16 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

directions

  1. brown ground beef, onion, and garlic in a pan.
  2. add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and oregano & basil & parsley.
  3. cook long enough to get it warm.
  4. spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5. add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit) and top with cheeses.
  6. repeat with sauce, noodles, and cheeses until all are used up.
  7. cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

source

seriously, what did people do before crock pots?! what was i doing before using the crock pot?! slaving in the kitchen i guess… you could probably make anything in a crock pot; the possibilities are endless. i love that you just put the ingredients in and let it cook on its own for a set amount of time. it’s so nice not to have to think about it until dinner time ! a crock pot is definitely one of mom’s best friends =]

this was very tasty, although the noodles were a little soggier than i usually like. i was reading reviews and people had suggested pouring some water around the edge. i poured a little bit in, but i probably could’ve skipped that part. i think the tomato sauce provides enough moisture for the noodles to cook. it may also be because i wasn’t home to pull the plug on the cooker, so it was still cooking while i was out.

the leftovers are going to be so good =]

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