Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna – our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles – just toss them in the slow cooker uncooked. They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella, and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna - our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles - just toss them in the slow cooker unbaked.They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna

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Easy Lasagna in the Crockpot

Lasagna is a holiday tradition in our family. We would always have lasagna on Christmas Eve so I could eat the leftovers for my Christmas dinner. I wasn’t a big turkey fan, but I LOVED lasagna. I do eat a little turkey now, but we still make Lasagna on Christmas Eve. This year I am changing our traditional recipe up a bit and making it in the slow cooker. Who knew lasagna could taste SO good out of the slow cooker?!?!?!

Slow Cooker Lasagna - our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles - just toss them in the slow cooker unbaked.They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna

How to Make Slow Cooker Lasagna

I love how easy this lasagna is to make. Start with browning some Italian sausage. Combine the sausage with some spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Mix together cottage cheese, egg, and parsley. Next start layering the lasagna – sauce, noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella, sauce, parmesan cheese. Repeat the layers and bake.

There is no need to boil the lasagna noodles. Just layer them in the slow cooker uncooked. I added a little extra liquid/sauce than my normal recipe and that will cook the noodles for you. How awesome is that???

I took a major shortcut and used a jar of spaghetti sauce in this recipe. I usually make my own sauce for lasagna, but it takes hours to make and I wanted something quick this time. My favorite jarred sauce is Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara (green label), I also love Rao’s and La Famiglia DelGrosso jarred pasta sauces.

Slow Cooker Lasagna - our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles - just toss them in the slow cooker unbaked.They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna

What to Serve with Lasagna

We all LOVED this lasagna. I might have eaten two GIANT pieces! Sorry, not sorry! We served this with our favorite Garlic Bread and our Creamy Italiano Salad. Perfecto! I am counting down the days until we make this again!! SO good!

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Slow Cooker Lasagna – our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles – just toss them in the slow cooker unbaked.They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna

Ingredients:

  • pounds Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 (26-oz) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 (8-oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 4 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Tbsp dried parsley
  • 16- oz mozzarella slices
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles uncooked

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, cook Italian sausage until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Set aside.
  • Combine cottage cheese, egg and parsley. Set aside.
  • Spray a 6-qt Slow Cooker with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of sauce in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Top sauce with 4 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Spread 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture of on top of noodles. Top with 1/4 of mozzarella slices. Top mozzarella with 1/3 of remaining sauce. Sprinkle 1/3 of parmesan cheese on top of sauce.
  • Repeat layers two more times. – noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella, sauce and parmesan. Top lasagna with remaining mozzarella slices.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours.

Notes:

Allow lasagna to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Can substitute ground beef or turkey sausage for Italian sausage.
If you want a saucier lasagna, you can use 2 jars of spaghetti sauce and omit the 2 cans of tomato sauce. 
I used regular uncooked lasagna noodles. Do NOT boil the noodles first. Add them to the slow cooker dry/hard.
Can cook on HIGH for 2 hours.

Steph

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Slow Cooker Lasagna - our favorite lasagna recipe made in the slow cooker! SO easy! No need to boil the noodles - just toss them in the slow cooker unbaked.They will cook along with the lasagna in the slow cooker. Italian sausage, cottage cheese, egg, parsley, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, lasagna noodles, mozzarella and parmesan. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad. Can freeze leftovers for later. We LOVE this lasagna casserole recipe!!! #crockpot #slowcooker #lasagna
lasagna cooking in the slow cooker
scooping slice of lasagna from slow cooker

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  1. This is one of the best lasagna recipe I have had. EASY, DELICIOUS. The family loved it. Coming from an Italian who knows her lasagna, this is worth trying. Thank you!!!

    1. Kristin – if you precook the noodles , you will also need to adjust the liquid in the recipe. The liquid in the recipe is for I cooked noodles.

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