cassies crockin lasagna

★★★★★ 1
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

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! My photos

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For cassies crockin lasagna

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make cassies crockin lasagna

  • 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.
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