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Crockpot Lasagna

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 627kcal

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps sugar (optional)
  • 8 oz uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups 1% cottage cheese
  • 8 oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, brown ground beef and Italian sausage. When meat is mostly done, add onion, green pepper and garlic; cook until slightly softened.
  • Add in tomato sauce, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, oregano, Italian seasoning, vinegar, sugar (optional) and 1 cup water. Allow sauce to simmer while you prepare the cheese filling.
  • Stir together cottage cheese, 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
  • Spray slow cooker lightly with cooking spray. Add 1 ½ cups sauce to bottom of slow cooker, then layer 3-4 lasagna noodles on top, ⅓ of the cheese mixture and 1 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice more.
  • Top with remaining sauce, and sprinkle ½ cup mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.

Notes

We recommend using a good quality tomato sauce here, such as Muir Glen. This sauce can be used as the base of other pasta recipes as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 627kcal