After I took the plunge and finally tried the recipe last week I was blown away. This is the easiest and yet most flavorful and delicious lasagna I have tried. Even better than my momma’s! I don’t make a statement like that loosely, folks. my mother is a VERY good cook and everything of hers beats the next person. However, this crock pot lasagna is the exception. It’s absolutely amazing. Sorry, mom!
Check out what my pals over at Lil Suburban Homestead had to say about this recipe:
This is absolutely the easiest recipe especially if you are going to be working all day and have company over in the evening you can serve this with a salad and some bread and your guests will be in awe of your amazing cooking skills! This recipe is amazingly delicious it is not full of chemicals and ready made sauces it is one of those recipes where you control the quality of the ingredients your family is eating and it’s simple!
This is everything a classic lasagna looks like and tastes like without all the work. Totally worth it if you ask me!
Karen Lynn’s Classic Tomato Sauce
1 Quart of Canned Tomatoes – I use my home canned tomatoes
1 small can of paste
1 Large Can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
1 TBSP. Italian Seasonings
2 tsp. Powdered Garlic
1 TBSP. Domino sugar
salt &pepper to taste
Mix all together in a big bowl it makes a wonderful frugal sauce!
The Lasagna Filling
16 oz. Kraft cottage cheese
1/3 C. parmesan cheese grated
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 TBSP. McCormick Italian Seasoning
Other Items Needed To Make Crockpot Lasagna
Barilla Lasagna Noodles – 1 Box
12 slices of provolone (You can make this recipe more frugal and ditch the provolone and add more mozzarella but the provolone really makes this recipe special!)
1 bag of shredded mozzarella
browned ground beef or meatballs sliced in half or Italian sausage or ALL OF THE ABOVE!
To Make The Crock Pot Lasagna
Put some sauce at the bottom of the crockpot
Layer in the uncooked lasagna noodles about 3 is fine you can break them to fit or spread them around the edge its fine if they are jagged or don’t match perfectly
Layer in the cottage cheese mixture ( I do this will little spoonfuls and then spread with a spatula)
Then layer in the meat in my case I used frozen turkey meatballs I had already put in the freezer so I cut them in half and layered them
Then I put some more sauce on and then the noodles
Then a little more sauce on top of the noodles
This time I layered provolone slices and filled around with the shredded mozzarella wherever the provolone cheese did not cover
Then I continued to layer
Until It has a total of 4 layers you can only do 3 too whatever you feel will feed your fam! We like to make a HUGE amount so we can have it for lunches or even breakfasts.
Truthfully it does not matter at all how you layer this as long as it all fits in the crock pot and that you make sure you keep doing the layers and there is sauce cheese and meat between each layer.
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Quick Tip: When reheating add some extra red sauce to prevent dry pasta
Thanks again to Lil Suburban Homestead for this amazing recipe.