I love lasagna but don’t love how long it takes to make it. Years ago when my kids were little, I started using the no boil lasagna, which saved a lot of time. The last few years, I was introduced to Crock Pot lasagna and I was hooked. Here is recent easy crock pot lasagna recipe I made for family and they loved it.
Here are the ingredients:
2 – 32 oz or 3 – 24 oz Your Favorite Tomato Sauce or make your own
2 – 32 oz Ricotta
3 tbsp Parsley (dry or fresh) – 2 tbsp for ricotta mix and 1 tbsp for top layer
8 no boil lasagna noodles (I used Delverde Ondine Spinach No-Boil Lasagne, 1.1-Pound. This brand says the noodles need to soak in warm water for a few minutes to soften. It worked best to do this to help break them. In the past, I also used Barilla Pasta, Oven-Ready Lasagne, 9 Ounce sheets. They did not need to be soaked.)
2 – 4 cups mozzarella shredded 1/2 – 1 cup per layer
1 box Baby Greens (I used Earthbound Kale Italia Deep Green Blend.)
Salt and Pepper (if needed)
First, I sprayed the crock pot with nonstick spray to make for easy clean up after.
Add ricotta to a bowl. Add parsley and mix.
The layering process is as follows:
Note: since there are many different sizes crock pots be sure to cover the bottom with each layer. Because of this, the quantity may vary. I used a large crock pot so you probably will have leftover ingredients if you use a smaller crock pot.
- Tomato sauce to cover
- Broken lasagna noodle pieces
- Ricotta mix
- A handful of veggies to cover
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
Repeat for at least 2 layers. The amount of the layers will depend on the height of your Crock Pot.
And, the last layer, add noodles, then tomato sauce, then mozzarella shred to cover and Parmesan cheese with 1 tbsp of parsley on top.
Add the lid and cook on low for 4-5 hours and high on 3 hours.
NOTE: Condensation will form at the top of the Lasagna because of the lid. So, if you want it more dry on top, tilt the lid for the last 1/2 hour.
Here is the final product.
I made two crock pot lasagna recipes, here is the second one.
Here is the recipe you can print.
Here are some great lasagna cookbooks from Amazon. Enjoy!