Crock Pot Lasagna

    Posted by  ·  May 28, 2013

    This crock pot lasagna recipe is perfect to quickly put together so dinner is ready when you get home! I love that! Here are some more of my favorite crock pot recipes. I also love a quick dinner that can be made in a skillet! These skillet recipes make for an easy dinner.

    Crock pot Lasagna

    Crock Pot Lasagna

    • 1 lb Italian sausage
    • 2 jars (each 24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 lb. whole-milk ricotta cheese
    • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 18 ruffle-edged lasagna noodles (not no-boil noodles)
    • 1 1/2 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Brown sausage breaking up any large chunks, until the meat is browned,  about 10 to 12 minutes. Add the spaghetti sauce and water and bring to a simmer.

    In another bowl, stir together the ricotta, parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside.

    Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray.  Spread a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom of the slow-cooker. Cover the sauce with a single layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (about 3), breaking the noodles as needed to fit. Spread about 1/3 cup of the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Top with about 2 cups of the sauce, then sprinkle with about 1 cup of the mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Repeat the layers 4 more times.

    Cover and cook on low according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the noodles are tender and cooked through, about 4 hours.

    What are your favorite go to crock pot meals?

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    1. Tara
      Sunday, November 9th, 2014
      We just tried this and it was delicious!! I will make this again!
    2. Lori M.
      Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
      I'm not a big crock pot user but this recipe sounded interesting and I wanted to pass this one on to my sons. When you brown the sausage, I gather you need to remove the grease. I know I would but just wanted to double check.
    3. Patty
      Friday, June 27th, 2014
      Sorry - I totally missed that because I knew I wasn't adding the sausage.
      I fixed it without sausage and without the water and it was fine.
    4. Janet K.
      Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
      @ Patty: It says 2 cups water. After the sausage is browned, the spaghetti sauces and water are added. (very small sentences under ingredients)
    5. Vicky
      Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
      This is such a great idea . I use my slow cooker all the time . I would use fresh lasagna sheets rather than the dried one . It would work just the same.
    6. Monique
      Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
      When are the 2 cups of water added?
    7. Patty
      Saturday, June 21st, 2014
      4 cups of water is listed in the ingredients - but I don't see where it's used - when are the 4 cups water used?
    8. Jenni P
      Thursday, June 19th, 2014
      This is such a simple looking meal! Wish I had paid attention to these beforehand, would have saved me some over-heating the kitchen!
    9. Sharit
      Friday, June 13th, 2014
      Sorry should've said Ricotta cheese.
    10. Sharit
      Friday, June 13th, 2014
      Am I just confused? The cheese layers in the instructions don't add up to the quantities in the ingredients?
    11. Donna Winter
      Monday, February 10th, 2014
      I made a very similar recipe to this last night. Only needed one jar of sauce to 3 layers of noodles. You really have to cook on low, high does not cook the noodles correctly. Also, I used a 6 quart oblong crockpot and it was done in 2 1/2-3 hours. Julie, I think 4 hours on warm would be a bad idea. Too long at too low of a temp for the meat and probably would dry it out or overcook.
    12. Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
      Can I put already cooked sausage in this recipe
    13. Julie
      Monday, June 24th, 2013
      Is ther a way to do 8 hours while I am at work? Will it dry out if it is 4 hours then 4 hours on warm until I get home?
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    15. Shautel
      Monday, June 17th, 2013
      You think this would still work if I used the liner bags in my crockpot?
    16. francesca
      Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
      4 hours hi or low?
      • Thursday, June 13th, 2013
        Hi Francesca, I did low. You can always turn it up at the end if you feel you need to.
    17. roostersmom
      Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
      I'm making this as I type. I can't wait to get home from soccer tonight!
    18. Thursday, May 30th, 2013
      This looks awesome!! I have been dying for another crock pot recipe recently since dinnertime can get so hectic!
    19. Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
      Looks so delicious. And so easy!!
    20. Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      My son loves lasagna! Preparing it in the crock pot would be a win for both of us. Thanks for a simpler recipe.
    21. Suzanne
      Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
      This looks like a recipe my husband would really like!