From the Kitchen of JillyPie (via Tink's WW Journey). Some digidoctoring. WW Core recipe.
Make and share this Crock Pot Lasagna recipe from Food.com.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (12 ounce) carton fat-free cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 cup grated fat-free parmesan cheese
- 12 ounces whole wheat lasagna noodles, uncooked
- 8 ounces shredded fat free mozzarella cheese
- Brown ground turkey and onions in a skillet.
- Add garlic powder, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
- Cook long enough to get it warm.
- In a bowl mix the cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
- Spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the crock pot. Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles. (break to fit) Top with cheese mixture.
- Repeat layers two more times.
- Cook on low for 5 – 5 ½ hours.
This is amazingly good and simple to make. I added mushrooms to the sauce, used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce which is what I had, and added more tomato paste to make up the difference. Also did not have the fat free mozerella cheese, so I did without. Still very good. When making the cottage cheese filling, I also beat in one egg and added some dried basil since that is how I usually make my ricotta filling. I was really suprised how good it was being made in a crockpot. Thanks!
I really, really enjoyed this meal. I am not a fan of ground turkey, so I did substitute lean ground beef. There was only one thing I could possibly complain about...I noticed that it got a little dry. I would make mine a little saucier. But still an amazing dish. Will use it again and again and again...
The stubborn skeptic in me said lasagna in the crockpot was going to be terrible, but I decided to take a chance based on the reviews posted here. I substituted fat-free ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese and didn't have fat-free parmesan so I used regular. I put it all in the crockpot and went out to run some errands. When I walked back into the house the aroma was so amazing and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted as good as it smelled (I've often experienced things that smelled great cooking in the crockpot but ended up tasting like dirt). I will probably kick up the seasoning a bit next time and continue with the adjustments I made this time but all in all this was excellent and will become a staple in my rotation.