Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

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Dwight
Dwight December 4, 2020
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How To Make Slow Cooker Lasagna

This lasagna recipe is a slow-cooked version of a well-loved comfort food. It has all the classic ingredients but is completely customizable too.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbsausage
  • 24ozpasta sauce
  • 16lasagna noodles,uncooked, no-boil
  • 32ozcheese,ricotta, part-skim
  • 2cupsmozzarella,shredded
  • ½cupparmesan,grated
  • 2cupsbaby spinach,fresh, chopped
  • ¼cupbasil,fresh, finely-chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the ground Italian sausage (or ground beef) to a large saute pan, and cook over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, using a large spoon to stir and break up the meet into small crumbles as it cooks.  

  2. Remove from heat and drain off any excess grease. Set aside.

  3. Spray the insert of a large 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Then layer the ingredients.

  4. Spread 1½ cups pasta sauce evenly along the bottom of the slow cooker.

  5. Layer about 4 lasagna noodles — breaking them into smaller pieces as needed to fit — evenly over the sauce to cover the bottom of the slow cooker.

  6. Layer about ⅓ of the ricotta cheese (a little over 1 cup) evenly on top of the noodles.

  7. Sprinkle ½ cup of the shredded Mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese in an even layer on top of the ricotta.

  8. Layer about ⅓ of the cooked ground meat in an even layer on top of the cheeses.

  9. Layer about ⅓ of the chopped spinach in an even layer on top of the ground meat.

  10. Layer 1 cup of pasta sauce in an even layer on top of the spinach.

  11. Repeat with another layer of noodles, ricotta, Mozzarella/Parmesan, ground meat, spinach, and sauce. Then repeat with another layer of noodles, ricotta, Mozzarella/Parmesan, ground meat, spinach, and sauce.  

  12. Then add one more layer of noodles, sauce, and Mozzarella.

  13. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours or on Low for 6 to 8 hours, or until the noodles are tender.

  14. Turn off the heat, and sprinkle the top of the lasagna evenly with the remaining Parmesan and fresh basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 728.51kcal
  • Fat: 50.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 25.38g
  • Trans Fat: 1.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.64g
  • Fiber: 2.14g
  • Sugar: 5.44g
  • Protein: 40.95g
  • Cholesterol: 148.40mg
  • Sodium: 1450.94mg
  • Calcium: 844.19mg
  • Potassium: 521.98mg
  • Iron: 1.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 339.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.03mg
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