Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Lasagna – in the Crockpot !!!

  1. #1
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,788

    Lasagna – in the Crockpot !!!

    Here's an easy way to make lasagna ... and delicious!
    While it doesn't slice into squares, it has all the flavours and goodies that you'd want.
    Bonus ... leftovers freeze well!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lasagna – in the Crockpot !!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    1 pound uncooked lean ground beef
    1 large onion, chopped or sliced
    1 clove garlic clove, minced
    28 oz. canned, crushed tomatoes
    15 oz. canned tomato sauce
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1/2 tsp. dried basil
    1/4 gm. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste (I used chili powder, just sprinkled in some)
    1 cup ricotta cheese (I’m sure cottage cheese would work fine)
    1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded -- divided into 1 cup and ½ cup, for separate uses
    6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, strong-flavoured like Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano

    Brown beef with onions and garlic, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper flakes. Simmer 5 minutes to allow flavours to blend.

    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
    Separately combine parmesan with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.

    Put some of the beef mixture into bottom of 5-quart slow cooker.
    T
    hen layer 1/2 the lasagna (break as needed to fit into the crock),
    Then cheese mixture.
    Then beef mixture.
    Repeat … lasagna, cheese and beef. I topped with another layer of noodles and rest of beef mixture. (You don’t need to worry about keeping the layers too much, as it’s not going to stay in the layers like a traditional lasagna would.)

    Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours. (I cooked it on high and it was done in about 3 hours … would depend on the size of your crock and it’s power!)

    Remove cover; turn off heat and top with pre-mixed mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover til cheese melts and lasagna firms up, about 10 minutes.

    Notes:
    * You can bulk up the recipe, with more veggies when browning the beef … mushrooms, onions, celery, zucchini, etc. Spinach could be added at the end of the browning for a few seconds, or add as extra layers.\

    * It was delicious freshly made. I freeze the leftovers in single portion sizes and then zap in the microwave for a quick meal!

    Yield: 6 large servings
    Cooking Time: 4 to 6 hours
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  2. #2
    Super Member girlsfour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Woodbury, MN
    Posts
    1,015
    Thanks - I am going to try it. Your post looked so nice - the typeset and the blue print looked so nice!

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    3,334
    Blog Entries
    9
    Thank you.

    I'm always on the lookout for crockpot and freezable recipes.
    Will definitely be trying this one.
    ranger
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Life...you muddle your way through it and then you die!

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    19
    Blog Entries
    7
    Thanks so much, I will give it a try this weekend!

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fort White, Fl
    Posts
    2,637
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am going to try this one. It is a favorite but mine never turns out right.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

  6. #6
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,224
    Sounds yummy! I will be looking for hot and hearty recipes for the cold weather.

  7. #7
    Super Member TacoMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    3,069
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sounds good! I love crock pot recipes. Put it in the crock pot and in a few hours a delicious meal!

  8. #8
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,788
    Quote Originally Posted by lillybeck View Post
    I am going to try this one. It is a favorite but mine never turns out right.
    That's the way I was ... would try making it but just never the right flavours in the end.
    I'd pretty much given up on the making concept ... and opted for frozen prepared .... or order it when in a restaurant.

    Alas! this one gave me what I wanted ... so when I make it, I make my own single portion freezer meals with the leftovers.




    Hope everyone ENJOYS ... and lets me know what they think!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  9. #9
    Senior Member Kat Sews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    691
    Love your recipe. This has been basically how I have made it for years, biggest difference is that I use bow tie pasta instead of the lasagna noodles, easier to layer in the crock pot.

  10. #10
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,774
    Can't wait to try this! Thanks
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.