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How to Make Crockpot Lasagna

Slow cooker meals are a great solution to a busy week, they can be prepared the night before and cooked while you are in the office during the day. 

Try out this meal of crock pot lasagna and cheesy garlic bread for a delicious fall comfort food dinner that will give you plenty of leftovers. 

Serves:

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 

Lasagna, 4-6 hours (slow cooker); Garlic Bread 6-8 minutes 

 

Fix It and Leave it Crockpot Lasagna 

Serves: 6 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 4-6 hours (in a slow cooker) 

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef, turkey, or chicken 

1 cup sliced mushrooms 

1/2 cup chopped onion 

½ cup sliced zuchinni 

1 tbsp olive oil 

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained 

2 tbsp tomato paste 

1 tsp garlic powder 

1 tsp dried oregano 

1 tsp dried basil 

2 cups spinach leaves 

1 cup ricotta cheese 

1 egg, beaten 

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella 

9 no cook lasagna noodles 

Directions: 1. Spray crock pot with cooking spray 2. Toss together all vegetables (except for spinach) with 1 tbsp olive oil, set aside 3. In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and garlic powder 4. In a separate bowl, mix together egg and ricotta cheese. 5. Layer in the crock pot as follows: Ground raw turkey, broken up tomato mixture, chopped vegetables, spinach, ricotta mixture, 3 noodles. Repeat until all is finished. Top with remaining 3 noodles. Lastly, top with mozzarella cheese 6. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours 

Cheesy Garlic Bread 

Ingredients 

1 loaf Italian bread 

2 tablespoons butter, softened 

2 tbsp minced garlic 

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

salt and pepper to taste 

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 

Directions 

1. Preheat the broiler. 2. Cut the loaf in half 3. In a bowl, mix together the softened butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on the bread 4. On a medium baking sheet, arrange the slices evenly and broil open faced for 4-6 minutes, or until slightly brown. 5. Remove from broiler. Top with cheese and return to broiler for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted

Kris Schoels is the editor of Young Married Chic -- a blog devoted to baking, fashion, home decor and travel.