Crockpot Lasagne

These past few weeks have been hit or miss on preparing meals in our home.  I was spending virtually every waking moment with Viv.  When I did get home to prepare a meal, it had to quick and easy or get the crockpot going first thing in the morning.  If you have never tried Crockpot Lasagne, get you crock pot out now!

The prep time for this dish was literally 15 minutes.  It was exactly what I needed for a meal to be ready when I could run home for a few minutes.  

Let’s get this started because I do not want to be the cause of you not getting this meal on your table!

Spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.  Spread ½ cup marinara sauce on the bottom of crockpot.

This is my “go-to” prepared marinara. It is full of flavor that you can actually taste! I add garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the sauce just for a little extra punch.

Break noodles so that you can cover the bottom of the crockpot.

Layer with Ricotta Cheese.

Add fresh or shredded mozarella cheese.  I used fresh mozzarella.  I like the creaminess of the fresh cheese.

Add a veggie of your choice.  Spinach, Kale, asparagus, squash, zucchini, or whatever you have in your fridge.  I had spinach so I threw it in.

Then you just repeat the layers two more times.  Sauce, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella, and spinach.  End the layering process with noodles, top with sauce and add more mozzarella.

Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.  Turn the crockpot off and let the lasagna sit for at least one hour.

**I did not have the privilege of letting it sit for an hour in the crockpot to set up.  I was having to scoop it from the crockpot, eat, and hurry back to Viv.  It is still delicious if it doesn’t set up, you just won’t have the nice lasagne layers, it will be like soup.

I didn’t care about the beauty of the meal at this point, I just needed to fill my belly and get back to the facility. But I can assure you it was DELICIOUS!

You can’t go wrong with slow cooker meals when you don’t have time to put a meal together later in the day.  This lasagne packs a punch of flavor.  

Get your crockpot out and start breaking noodles.  This meal will be on your table with very little effort!

Love ya, 

Jody and Edna

Crockpot Lasagne
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Ingredients
  1. 2—24 oz. jars marinara sauce (I used 1 ½ jars)
  2. 9 thick lasagna noodles
  3. 24 oz. ricotta cheese
  4. 4 cups fresh spinach
  5. 2 cups shredded or fresh Mozzarella
  6. Parmesan cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread ½ cup marinara sauce the bottom of crockpot.
  3. Break noodles so that you can cover the bottom of the crockpot.
  4. Layer 1/3 of the ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, sauce and end with noodles.
  5. Repeat layers two more times for a total for three layers.
  6. End with a layer of noodles on top, covered with sauce and a little more mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
  8. Turn the crockpot off and let the lasagna sit for at least one hour.
Notes
  1. Use veggie of your choice.
  2. If you don't allow the lasagne to sit for one hour, no worries, it just be more of a soup texture.
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