Cassies Crockin Lasagna

Cassie *


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 always...was delish!...enjoy!

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30 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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
1 1.2 tsp
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


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1In 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.

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2Return the meat mixture to the skillet, add sauce. Simmer till heated through.

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3Spray your crock liner with nonstick cooking spray.

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4In a bowl, mix the cheeses and parsley.

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5Ladle 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.

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6Now 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.

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7Place 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