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    Mile-High Crock Pot Lasagna With Zucchini or Spinach

    Mile-High Crock Pot Lasagna With Zucchini or Spinach. Photo by BecR

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    5 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    5 hrs

    BecR's Note:

    This is such a wonderful lasagna recipe! Very hearty and delicious with nice deep layers, plenty of meat and cheese, and just the right amount of seasoned sauce--- plus it's a great way to sneak some veggies into your family's meal!! Very easy to prepare, and any leftovers are great reheated the next day. Equally good with chopped spinach or zucchini.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brown the beef, onions, zucchini, and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet, stirring to break up meat.
    2. 2
      Stir in the oregano, basil, pepper, crushed anise seeds, sliced mushrooms, parsley, spaghetti sauce, and wine.
    3. 3
      In a separate bowl, stir together the beaten egg and the ricotta cheese, beating well until mixture is smooth. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, combine well.
    4. 4
      Grease the bottom and sides of the crock pot (I use cooking spray or butter).
    5. 5
      Layer about 1/4 of the meat sauce mixture in the bottom of the crock pot. Put a layer of noodles on top of that (break noodles to fit, overlapping is fine). Put about 1/3 of the cheese mixture and sprinkle with 1/4 of the mozzarella. Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheese for another two layers. Top with meat sauce and a little Parmesan and shredded mozzarella on top.
    6. 6
      Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours (4 hours on HIGH plus 30 minutes on LOW, in my 1990s 'older' model 4-Quart crock pot), or until noodles are tender.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 09, 2011

      55

      I've been making lasagna most of my life. I've been called the lasagna wizard but, this one tops them all! I use Italian sausage and I use a couple different cheeses in addition to what is mentioned here. This is THE BEST lasagna recipe ever. I look at recipes as a "suggestion" and then go from there. This one is so good, I even converted it to an oven lasagna and it was just as good. Thank you for sharing!!!

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    • on June 12, 2009

      55

      This is a delicious, hearty lasagna! I made it exactly as written, with the "optionals". It was wonderful, I wouldn't change a thing! The added bonus was making it in the crockpot! I will definately make this again. Thank you!

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    • on June 07, 2009

      55

      I saved this recipe you posted months ago thinking it looks good maybe I'll try it. I finally gave it a whirl but not sure about the veggies inside. I will do lasagna no other way now! I really thing the veggies give it substance and doesn't subtract from the flavors in any way which is what I was originally afraid of. I use Barilla no boil noodles but know from my past experiments you can do the same with regular nooldes laryering them dry and obtain the same great results. BecR this is truly a gem of a recipe and one I will keep. I only hope more poeple with try it. Many Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mile-High Crock Pot Lasagna With Zucchini or Spinach

    Serving Size: 1 (349 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 756.7
     
    Calories from Fat 323
    42%
    Total Fat 35.9 g
    55%
    Saturated Fat 17.4 g
    87%
    Cholesterol 160.7 mg
    53%
    Sodium 1034.3 mg
    43%
    Total Carbohydrate 50.6 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    16%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 54.0 g
    108%

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