Easy Crockpot Lasagna

In our home, we love Italian food. I was raised in North Central West Virginia where wonderful Italian food abounds, so it is the food I am naturally drawn to. This crockpot lasagna recipe, a variation of one I found in a cookbook from my mom, is made easy with pasta that is ready to cook and the crockpot. It doesn’t skimp on flavor, however, and has always been a hit in my home.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Easy Crockpot Lasagna Ingredients:

  • 3/4 l Italian sausage
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Basil Garlic and Oregano tomato sauce (I prefer Hunt’s)
  • 2 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I honestly never measure salt…)
  • 1 (15 ounce) container of ricotta
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • uncooked lasagna noodles (I really like the Barilla brand, theirs are flat on the edges and cook more evenly)

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Brown Italian sausage and onion.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Add tomato sauce and salt after the meat is no longer pink.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Combine ricotta, Parmesan, and 2 cups of the mozzarella.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Add basil.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

To assemble:

Add a small amount of the meat sauce mixture to the bottom of your crockpot. I use as little as possible, barely wetting it so that most of the mix is saved for the layers themselves.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Break enough pieces of the noodles to mostly cover the bottom of your crockpot. Trust me, it doesn’t need to be pretty!

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Add half of the ricotta mixture. Top with about a 1/3 of the meat sauce. Repeat the noodle layer, the other half of cheese mixture and another 1/3 of meat sauce. To finish, top with another layer of noodles and the rest of the meat sauce.

Cover, cooking on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Ten minutes before serving, add remaining cup of mozzarella and let stand until melted.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Voila!

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

Just add some salad and homemade garlic toast and you have yourself a fine Italian meal without breaking a sweat. This recipe serves my family of eight, but you can bet there are no leftovers.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna: Sam's Noggin

This post is part of an amazing crockpot recipe collection from my iHomeschool Network friends. Enjoy!!

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