Cassies Crockin Lasagna

Cassie *

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@1lovetocook1x

Had a busy day today, so I whipped this together at noon...was able to get everything else on my plate done, while the crock did its magic...the whole house smelled absolutely wonderful...as always...was delish!...enjoy!

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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
20 - 25
pepperoni slices
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning or oregano
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
pepper
1 1.2 tsp
salt
40 oz
spaghetti sauce
1 - 8 oz
oven ready lasagna noodles
4 c
mozzarella cheese or combination ( i combined sharp cheddar, mozzarella and colby )
1 1/2 - 2 c
ricotta cheese or could use cottage cheese, whichever you prefer
1/2 c
cottage cheese - optional - i add it
1/2 - 3/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
parsley paste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion,seasonings, pepperoni and garlic in a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.

Cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease.
2
Return the meat mixture to the skillet, add sauce. Simmer till heated through.
3
Spray your crock liner with nonstick cooking spray.
4
In a bowl, mix the cheeses and parsley.
5
Ladle about 1/4 of the meat sauce on the bottom of a greased 5 quart crock pot. Next place 2 lasagna noodled horizontally over the sauce , I then broke one in half to fill in both ends. I try to make sure there are no spaces. Next spread about 1/3 of cheese mixture over the noodles.
6
Now make 2 more layers of sauce, noodles and cheese; in that order. Ending with last 1/4 or more of sauce.

* I use all the noodles

I then sprinkled some extra mozzarella on the final layer of sauce.
7
Place the lid on the crock. Cook for 1 hour on High, then turn pot to low, and cook another 3 - 4 hours or until noodles are tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy