Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crockpot Lasagna

I have a blogger friend who has the best recipe...well she has many great recipes..but the crock pot lasagna is such a great one. I just had to share it! It is a great recipe to use for a 3 month food storage recipe. So, Sherri, thanks for sharing your recipe. Please check out her blog over at . Sherri posts her recipes in the left column.

So here are the star ingredients for the lasagna (this is slightly different from Sherri's is what I used this morning) :

1 jar spaghetti sauce (or equivalent)
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 c. cottage cheese (I prefer this to ricotta)
12 oz pasta, any type
1 can diced tomatoes
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
1 TBSP parsley flakes
1 diced onion, sauteed in olive oil

The ingredients below are all from the pantry. The ground beef can be frozen flat in the freezer in Ziploc bags, as can the the cheese. The cheese can be frozen in the bags from the store, or if you are shredding your own cheese, put it in the Ziploc bags and freeze it. You can also buy frozen diced onions or dice you own and freeze them.

Saute the onions in the olive oil and brown the ground beef. Then, put all of the ingredients into a large crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours. I mix everything around a few times in the first hour. This is a great dish to take for a potluck meal and you can easily store all of the ingredients as a part of your 3 month storage. You are probably wondering where the final picture is, right? Well, I took my crock pot of lasagna to a luncheon today, and forgot to take the picture...sorry!! But it looks just like regular lasagna, so I hope that you can envision it!


Trish said...

Looks good but lasagne isn't lasagne to me without the ricotta or, in a pinch, cottage cheese.
Maybe I'll try my own version some day.

desertdiva said...

trish, I'm busted! I did have the cottage cheese in the lasagna, but for some reason it didn't get into the picture (so I therefore forgot to put it on the recipe).

I think that you can make just about any version of lasagna in the crockpot!

Trish said...

Oh good!
Now I'm going to plan to try it! LOL
I just couldn't bear the thought without some cottage cheese.

pebble said...

I have enjoyed making this too.thanks for sharing it....and I add Parmesan Cheese to it, we just love the flavor. I also check the moisture levels as it cooks and make sure it has enough, so it tastes nice and moist, I think different types of pasta change the result so I found if I check it I get a great result!
We also love cheddar cheese sprinkled on the top...lasagne is all about the cheese.