Have all the flavors you love in homemade lasagna without the fussy preparation and baking. This easy version is assembled in your slow cooker, and simmers for hours while you do other things.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, egg, and parsley in a medium bowl; set aside.

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  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.

  • Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into a slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles (broken to fit) and cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles (broken to fit), cheese mixture, and meat sauce. Cover with lid.

  • Cook on LOW until liquid is absorbed, 4 to 6 hours. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan; let stand, covered, until melted, about 10 minutes.

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Nutritional info per serving: Calories 410 Total fat 21 g Saturated fat 10 g Cholesterol 95 mg Sodium 680 mg Carbohydrate 26 g Dietary fiber 2 g Sugars 7 g Protein 29 g Vitamin A 20 %DV Vitamin C 15 %DV Calcium 60 %DV Iron 15 %DV

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2012
This was so easy and the finishing taste was very good. I basically doubled it. I threw in a little balsamic vinegar in the cheese mix. Used some ground beef and Italian sausage. The finished lasagna was about 4-inches thick and came out of the slow cooker nicely in a decent piece. Try it, you'll like it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2016
Dont wait til the 6th hour like I did because it came out burnt. The recipe also didn't have as much flavoring or seasoning as I'd hoped. Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2012
This was so easy and the finishing taste was very good. I basically doubled it. I threw in a little balsamic vinegar in the cheese mix. Used some ground beef and Italian sausage. The finished lasagna was about 4-inches thick and came out of the slow cooker nicely in a decent piece. Try it, you'll like it. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
My entire family loves this lasagna, including my very picky 4 year old. And it is SO easy. I put in in my large oval slow cooker on low (which still cooks fast) while I'm home for lunch and by supper time it's perfect. Sometimes I add dried minced onion to the sauce and I almost always season the meat either with Mrs. Dash tomato basil seasoning or a packet of spaghetti seasoning just for extra flavor before adding the sauce to the meat. This is a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2012
very easy recipe. Threw it together in about 20 minutes! Needed a little seasoning but other than that it was great! Definitely will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
Great Recipe. It is easy. I doubled this to 16 servings and added some spices. Other reviews said a bit bland, and light on tomato sauce....so I just added some spices from a cooking light lasagna recipe and 8 oz tomato sauce: 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp basil. I also mixed a high-end jar marinara with a low end canned version. And added 1 tbsp vinegar as a final touch. Cooked 5 hours on low. Result: PERFECTION! The lasagna was not drippy or dry, lots of good meaty sauce (I used 2.25 lbs ground beef, since I doubled and didn't want to break a pkg). I took it to a church function and they scraped the pot clean. ;-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
This was sooo easy and delicious! I doubled the recipe and it filled my crockpot up. I cooked it on low for about 3 hours - maybe a little more - and the noodles were done but it was pretty liquidy, so I just turned the crockpot off and let it sit for a while, and it was perfect! I served this lasagna with garlic bread and salad to company, and it was a huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
Thought this was a very easy recipe and easy to throw in any kind of extras mushrooms spinach etc. passed this on to others highly recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
My family LOVED this! I browned the meat in the slow cooker and drained the grease. Also made my sauce from scratch: can of diced tomato can of paste can of sauce italian seasonings garlic salt and pepper layer in noodles and cheeses = perfectly easy lasagna on a hot day!!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2013
I made this dish for the first time and will definitely be making it again. Made it for a function last night and it was a hit. I was asked for the recipe - you know it's good when that happens. I doubled the recipe in every respect except for not having enough ricotta or cottage cheese. Tho' next time I'll ensure I have the requisite amount there was no noticeable lack of quality. Set slow cooker on low for 4hrs the night before; shut it off and set it back on at low for 3hrs before we wanted to serve it the next day & it was perfect. In fact we kept it on low for everyone to help themselves over a 3hr period and it kept its moisture all through the evening. Another thing I didn't have lasagna pasta sheets so I used rotini pasta. But pasta is pasta in my opinion. I'll use the same pasta next time I use this recipe. Certainly makes for easier serving. As to flavour the only thing I will add next time is a small amount of salt to the mixture. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
Yumm. alot easier to assemble than pan lasagna! Wouldnt cook longer than 4 hours on low... Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2016
Dont wait til the 6th hour like I did because it came out burnt. The recipe also didn't have as much flavoring or seasoning as I'd hoped. Read More
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