Friday, December 17, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Crockpot Lasagna

Lauren told me about this and I had all the ingredients AND I love crockpot meals.  The house smells so good when I walk in from work... She found it here at mama manafesto

1 diced onion
couple of cloves minced garlic
oregano, basil 
2 large cans crushed tomatoes
1 lb ground something (we like turkey)
3-4 cups shredded mozzarella
2 15oz cottage cheese
1 box lasagna noodles (I always get whole wheat)

Brown 1 lb of something with onions, garlic, oregano, basil and throw in some salt and pepper, of course. Toss in the crushed tomatoes. You layer everything in the crock pot: broken up dry noodles, meat mixture, cottage cheese, mozzarella. Just divide up everything you have by three and get to layering. 3-5 hours on low.   Turn it off and let it sit a good 15 minutes, as sometimes it may not have thickened up. 

Now here is the way I made it:

1-2 jars of cheapo marinara whatever you have sauce (1 for less sauce, 2 for more, depending on your preference)

1 box lasagna noodles
1-2 lbs ground beef/turkey/whatever (again, do you like meaty or not so meaty? up to you)
1 large container of cottage cheese
mozzarella cheese

Brown your meat.

Layer your ingredients in your crock pot. Start with sauce on the bottom, then noodles, then cottage cheese, meat, and then sauce. If you really like cheese, you can add mozzarella here too. Repeat. You can do fat layers or skinny layers, whatever you like, it all goes in, so try to divide your ingredients evenly. I usually do about 5 layers. When you get to the top, make sure you put extra sauce on top (or it gets too dry) and top off with lots of mozzarella cheese.

Cook on low for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

all in all a crowd pleaser, and leftovers for lunch tomorrow, yea!

6 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I've heard about this and how yummy it is but didn't have the recipe for it. Guess what I'm servin' on the Ponderosa Sunday??? MMmmmmmm. THANKS!!!

God bless and have the most amazin' weekend girl!!! :o)

Lauren said...

yep-- definitely one of my easy tried and true favorites--- but only works if someone is home to turn the crockpot on at the right time... maybe i should invest in one with a timer?

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love crock pot recipes and love this is something I am definitely going to try..thanks for sharing..and have a wonderful weekend.;)

Sue said...

This looks like some good comfort food to me!


blueviolet said...

It sounds delicious! Does it come out sort of casserole-ish?

Momza said...

SO making this!!!!
Thanks Lisa!!