Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Super Easy CrockPot Lasagna

  • box of regular lasagna noodles
  • jar of pasta sauce
  • ricotta cheese
  • package of shredded Italian cheese
  • mushrooms
  • chopped veggies (I used broccoli and cauliflower)
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • hardboiled eggs
  • meat (optional)-- I happened to use 1/2 pound of hamburger meat.
  • spices you use normally when you brown ground meat
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. brown meat with chosen spices in large skillet
  2. pour in entire jar of pasta sauce (save jar, don't rinse or throw away!)
  3. simmer on low for a few minutes
  4. put a ladle-full of sauce mixture into the bottom of your crockpot.
  5. top with a layer of dried lasagna noodles. You'll have to break them to fit
  6. smear ricotta cheese on top of lasagna noodles
  7. layer veggies, mushrooms, eggs and spinach on top of the ricotta cheese
  8. add a handful of the shredded cheese
  9. ladle on some more of the meat sauce
  10. top with more dry noodles and repeat layers until crock is to desired capacity.
  11. put the 1/4 cup of water into your empty pasta jar and shake. Pour tomatoey juice over the whole pile of food.
  12. cover and cook on low for 8 hours, high for 4.
  13. Check noodles an hour before serving, and push the top ones down into the liquid if they are getting too hard or are curling up.

Found on: A Year of Crock Potting