Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crock Pot Lasagna

Please a crowd with this flavor packed lasagna, which slow cooks to bubbling perfection in a crock pot. 

You Will Need:
{1} tbs. olive oil  
{2} jars (each 24 oz.) spaghetti sauce 
{1} lb. whole-milk ricotta cheese 
{2} tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 
{18} ruffle-edged lasagna noodles (not no-boil noodles) 
{1} 8 oz bag Mozzarella cheese
{1} 5 oz bag Parmesan cheese
Thinly sliced fresh basil for garnish
slow cooker liner

Place your slow cooker liner in your crock pot, then spread a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom of the pot.
Cover the sauce with a single layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (about 3), breaking the noodles as needed to fit. Spread about 1/3 cup of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
Top with about 2 cups of sauce, then sprinkle with about 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
Repeat the layering 4 more times, starting with the noodles. 
Cover and cook on low until the noodles are tender and cooked through, about 4 hours.
Preheat oven to broil. Transfer the slow-cooker pot to the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. 
Let the lasagna rest for 20 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil and serve immediately. 

ENJOY!

7 comments:

  1. OMG Kevin is going to freak out that this is so good!

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  2. mmmm that looks so yummy! I usually don't make lasagna, but I'm gonna make an exception!!

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  3. I love lasagna! This may be making its way into my recipe book!

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  4. I really have to get some liners. Honest - I did not know they even made these! As we speak, my crockpot is soaking in the sink from last night's chili.

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  5. This crockpot lasagna sounds great. Definitely seems like a fun way to spice it up a bit! Looks like you are headed to paradise!!!

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  6. going to try it tomorrow, due to construction from water leak I have no kitchen so this will be great! cant wait

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  7. I will have to try this out, looks good.

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