Sunday, November 2, 2008

Crock-Pot Lasagna

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE my crock-pot!  It's a love affair that started almost 31 years ago. (I got a crock-pot as a wedding gift in 1978!) It's so nice to "set it and forget it" and it really makes about anything good.

This recipe is one that I got from a friend and I "tweaked" it a little, but it is super easy and really good! Very little preparation goes into this one so you can put it together in no time.

I got up this morning and stuck this in the crock-pot before leaving for church. I love Sunday dinner already being ready when we get home! With some Tex@s To@st and a salad, you've got a complete meal, literally 10 minutes after you walk in the door.

I don't know about you, but that's my kind of cookin'!

1 pound ground beef
1 (48 ounce) spaghetti sauce
1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (optional)
1 (24 ounce) cottage cheese
1 egg
12-14 lasagna noodles, uncooked
3 cups mozzarella cheese

In medium skillet, brown ground beef. Drain well.

While ground beef is browning, combine egg and cottage cheese. Mix thoroughly.

Pour spaghetti sauce in a large mixing bowl.

Add drained ground beef to sauce. Add Italian Seasoning, if desired.

Pour half of meat mixture on bottom of crock-pot.

Layer uncooked lasagna noodles on top of meat sauce.  Overlap to cover as completely as possible. (Cut noodles however necessary to fit into your shape crock-pot. Depending on the size and shape crock-pot, it may take less noodles.)

Next, spread 1/2 of cottage cheese mixture over uncooked noodles.

Top with half of mozzarella cheese.

Repeat all 4 of these layers, ending with mozzarella cheese on top.

Cook on High for approximately 4 - 5 hours or on Low for 6 hours.

** Note: I cook mine on Low for 5-6 hours.


Faith said...

It was delish!!! Thanks so much for sharing some with us. We enjoyed our lunch with y'all. Love you both!!

Jenna said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, so yummy!!!

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Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Wow! That's really easy! I'm going to definitely write down this recipe.

andrea said...

i knew there was a recipe like this out there...and thanks to your generous heart....I have it! it looks delicious...

Rach said...

Mimi, I'm making this next thursday. I will let you know how it goes!

Kristen said...

Yummo!! And a super high five on using cottage cheese...I make mine with it too!
I'll have to try this for sure..I love to use the 'ole crockpot :)

Alex and Jill said...

I just had to tell you that my sis called me, last night, and said she made this recipe for crock-pot lasagna. She made it for her 3 boys (ages 10-15). They LOVED it! She wanted me to tell you thank you and she will be visiting your blog on a regular basis. :)


GirlB300 said...

Trying it today! Thanks!!

GirlB300 said...

Our crock pot must cook really fast, even on low. It was done in 3 hours! Perfect for a Sunday meal! YUMMY, my Italian husband wants me to make it for his mom, that says a lot! Thank you so much!!