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.

10 comments:

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!!!

Becky said...

Yumola!!!

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. :)

((HUGS))

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!!