If you are like our family, your summers are packed with all kinds of activities and sporting events. Because of that, I have been dabbling with some crockpot recipes. I love to cook so it has been fun to try several different ones. So far, my favorite is this crockpot lasagna. It is super easy to make and only takes approximately 4-5 hours to cook. I made it this last Friday and then again for my hubby’s work on Monday. It is absolutely delicious.
Here is the recipe:
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 pound hamburger
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
2 tablespoons and 2 tsp minced onions
1 tsp minced Garlic
2 cans (15 ounces each) Diced tomatoes
1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 uncooked lasagna noodles
Cook sausage and hamburger over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage and hamburger are no longer pink; drain.
In a separate pan add olive oil, minced onions, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil leaves, dried oregano leave, and salt. Cook over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. Now add sausage and hamburger mixture to same pan.
Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Remainder of mozzarella cheese will go on top after lasagna cooks, so put back in refrigerator)
Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 4-5 noodles (break into pieces to fit in crock pot) Spread with half of the cheese mixture and then 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4-5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender. (It took mine approximately 4 hours)
Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.
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