THE BEST CROCKPOT LASAGNA

Crockpot Lasagna A few months ago one of my social media friends, Angie the orchid whisperer, posted that she was making Lasagna in her crockpot.  I was intrigued and asked for the recipe. She sent me a link which I skimmed over quickly and then forgot to save it.  My daughter, who loves Lasagna, has been waiting on me to make it. Well not exactly this recipe but Lasagna period. 

I figured today would be the best day to try it out in my crockpot.  Basically all I was going to do was use my tried and true recipe for Lasagna but with the cooking techniques I remembered from the link I read about making it in the crockpot and forego the oven.  

LET.ME.TELL.YOU…..it was friggen yummy.  When everyone in my family says it’s yummy then I know I’ve got a winner!  The best part was my daughter said she prefers the crockpot method over the oven because when baked, the noodle edges tend to get burnt and hard. I don’t know about you but somehow that burnt edge always mangles the roof of my mouth. This method kept everything soft & delicious.

Lasagna Ingredients Hey-Nay

I will admit in advance, it’s not exactly the quick crockpot recipe i’m accustomed to, as it does take some prep time BUT on the flip side, it is incredibly delicous. A huge saving grace is that you don’t need to pre-boil the noodles if you use “Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles”.  Serve it with nice crusty French bread, a salad or both.  By all means substitute the items for healthier options like ground chicken, turkey or silken tofu for the Ricotta cheese. Make your own sauce if you’re feeling ambitious but if you’re like me and lean toward a crockpot meal, that usually means you’re looking for something decently easy that can cook so you can do other things. 

As we say in Hawaii, this is super Ono (aka delicious). When you make it, take a pic and tag me #heynayheyyy…let me know how you liked it!  

Here’s the updated version of my crockpot 

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THE BEST CROCKPOT LASAGNA
A delicious twist on the traditional baked Lasagna dish
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 qt Crockpot
  2. 1 Crockpot liner
  3. 2 lbs lean ground beef
  4. 1 lb Mild Italian ground pork
  5. 1 box of Oven ready Lasagna Noodles
  6. 1 8 oz container of Ricotta cheese
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 jar Marinara sauce
  9. 1 jar Alfredo sauce
  10. 1 lb shredded Mozarella Cheese
  11. 2 T onion powder
  12. 2 T garlic powder
  13. 2 T Italian seasonings
Instructions
  1. Line crockpot with plastic liner bag
  2. In a skillet, brown ground beef and ground pork
  3. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper
  4. When brown, add 3/4 of the marinara jar to the ground beef.
  5. Reserve the other 1/4 marinara for crockpot
  6. While ground beef is browning, mix ricotta cheese and 1 egg
  7. Season Ricotta mixture with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning & set aside
  8. When ground beef is done start the layering process
  9. Pour the other 1/4 of the marinara sauce to the bottom of the lined crockpot & spread
  10. Break up your noodles to fit on the bottom of the crockpot
  11. Add ground beef mixture to cover noodles
  12. Next layer is 1/4 of the Alfredo sauce
  13. Add a layer of the Ricotta mix on top of the Alfredo sauce
  14. Then cover with Mozarella
  15. Repeat the layers until you are all out of your ingredients.
  16. Cook on low for 4 hours.
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