Friday, September 18, 2009


We've been talking about our kitchen shortcuts lately so I thought I would re-run a post from last year with my crock pot lasagna recipe. I love to make use of my crock pot when I'm busy. It's nice to come home to supper when you've been out all day. Oh, and I got a new one for Christmas last year, so I no longer have to use the one with no handle. :)

Tonight's supper was lasagna that I made in the slow cooker. It was the first time for me to make this particular recipe. It was really easy and tasted good. I have to admit it's not quite as good as The Pioneer Woman's best lasagna ever, but much easier because it can simmer all day while you're busy. :)

This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch, Harvest Kitchen.

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 t. Italian seasoning
8 lasagna noodles, uncooked and broken into thirds
28 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1/3 c. water
Optional: 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
15 oz. container ricotta cheese
8 oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine ground beef and Italian seasoning. Arrange half the lasagna noodles in a greased slow cooker. Spread half the ground beef mixture over noodles. top with half each of remaining ingredients. Repeat layering process. Cover and cook for 5 hours on low setting. Serves 10 (well, in my house it serves 6).

Notice the handle (or lack thereof) on the lid of my crock pot. It's been that way for years, but since the crock pot works just fine I limp along without a handle.

Make an easy meal by adding some garlic bread and a salad.


Christa said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try this recipe.



Bestmedia said...

What a great recipe! Thanks so much! This is something new and I can't wait to try it!

ChaChaneen said...

Great idea for doing it in the crockpot. I'm going to have to try this. You're so clever!

MOMSWEB said...

WHAT? In a crock pot? I've GOT to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Scientific Housewife said...

I've never thought to make lasagna in a crock pot, what a great recipe! I'm loving all the slow cooker recipes I've been seeing lately. I just posted a slow cooker pot roast on mine :)

Love the Decor! said...

Love my crock pot and always need new recipes. Thank you so much for sharing. It looks devine!

Kelly said...

Looks fantastic!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Anonymous said...

Yum! We have crock-pot lasagna at our house, too, and it is so good!

Sometimes we have problems with the noodles, though- if we cook them first, sometimes they end up slimey, but if we don't cook them beforehand, they occasionally turn out crunchy.

Do you have any advice? Also, has anyone found a liner or something to keep the lasagna from burning?


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Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The lasagna looks wonderful, I have two crock pots and have never used them, don't ask why, don't know....But you have given me a good reason to get them out and give them a try, thanks...Phyllis

Sharon said...

Looks SO yummy! You just have THE cutest blog! I'll be back to visit again soon, for sure! :)

Kathy said...

I love this recipe, I substitute the ricotta with cottage cheese for a lowfat choice. It is wonderful!

Marietta said...

Thanks for that! It looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try it soon!

Nativa said...

Oh My that sounds so easy!!!! I really would like to try this recipe but I don't have a crock pot.

It looks quite delicious!

prashant said...

Great idea for doing it in the crockpot. I'm going to have to try this. You're so clever!
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