Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Use this basic recipe and then customize to your liking by adding your favorite Italian ingredients! Experiment with pepperoni, tomatoes, or use Alfredo sauce instead of spaghetti.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb turkey, browned and drained
  • 8 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, any flavor
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 13 cup water
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Break noodles into pieces and place in bottom of greased crock pot.
  2. Stir seasoning into browned meat and place atop lasagna noodles.
  3. Layer half sauce and water/half mushrooms/half ricotta cheese/half mozzarella cheese over meat.
  4. Repeat layers.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
Most Helpful

I am a big lasagna type of person and was doubtful of a crockpot lasagna but was willing to give it a try. I am so glad I did. The flavor and texture were terrific. Two changes I made: I used my own sauce and I cooked on high for 4 hours. This will be in my menu planning.

Robin W January 23, 2003

This is a great recipe. The only reason it got four stars instead of five is because I would give a from scratch regular lasagna recipe that I really liked a five, and this was a quick and easy crockpot type. I might use a tiny bit more sauce next time and perhaps a bit of salt in the ricotta, it needed a little salt we thought-----also please be very careful if you follow the review that said I cooked it on high for four hours because I nearly fried this great dish!! It was done in three hours in my crockpot.....Thanks for the recipe--Peggy Lynn

Peggy Lynn March 03, 2004

My Husband and I liked this recipe. But we thought it was a bit dry. Perhaps I will try cottage cheese instead of ricotta next time. The flavor was good and it was easy to put together.
Thank you for the recipe.

Sherry & Carl December 09, 2010