Crock Pot Week - Lasagna


Today's recipe is very easy and delicious. I prefer to use my larger oval shaped crock pot for this recipe as there is less cutting or breaking of the noodles necessary.  You don't even need to purchase special noodles (those no-boil kind) I have made this recipe for years and always have used standard lasagna noodles.  This is a great recipe for large gatherings.


Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1 large jar spaghetti sauce (such as Ragu in the 1 lb. 10 ounce jar)
1/4 cup water
1 package (8 ounces) lasagna noodles
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb. ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
Brown the beef, onion, and garlic in a little oil in a frying pan. Drain off any grease.

Add the spaghetti sauce and water into the browned meat mixture. Mix well (note: you want the sauce to be a bit thin as the noodles will soak up the water during the cooking process).

In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, milk, and egg. Beat until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Then mix in the mozzarella cheese and the grated cheese, so that all the cheeses are combined.

Spray the sides of the crock pot lightly with Pam© or similar cooking spray.

Put about 1/4 of the meat and sauce mixture in the bottom of the Crock Pot. Place a layer of noodles on top of that (break or cut them if needed). Put about 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of that. Then repeat with sauce, noodles, cheese for another 2 layers. Top with meat sauce. Cook on low for 6 hours or until noodles are tender.

2 comments:

  1. i do like a nice big home made lasagna and if you make enough you can have it 2 days in a row and not have to do endless pots at the end

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