1/4 Photos of Mile-High Crock Pot Lasagna With Zucchini or Spinach
5 hrs 20 mins
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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- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced thinly into 1/4-inch pieces (or about 1-2 cups chopped spinach)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon anise seed, crushed (optional)
- 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley (optional)
- 1 (26 -28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, any flavor
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 11 -12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
- 1 lb part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1Brown the beef, onions, zucchini, and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet, stirring to break up meat.
- 2Stir in the oregano, basil, pepper, crushed anise seeds, sliced mushrooms, parsley, spaghetti sauce, and wine.
- 3In 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.
- 4Grease the bottom and sides of the crock pot (I use cooking spray or butter).
- 5Layer 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.
- 6Cover 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.
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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
- Total Fat 35.9 g
- Saturated Fat 17.4 g
- Cholesterol 160.7 mg
- Sodium 1034.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
- Sugars 10.4 g
- Protein 54.0 g