No Time to Wait Crock-Pot Lasagna

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I pulled this recipe together on a day that I need to come home to a ready supper and wouldn’t have time to wait for an oven baked lasagna to cook. My family LOVED this version of their old favorite! This recipe generously serves 6 to 8, but if you are serving a crowd, it can be doubled, though you will need a 5 or 6 qt crock pot. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic. Add the salt and spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture, letting it simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix the ricotta cheese, egg and oregano, blending until smooth.
  3. It is helpful to grease the inside of crock pot before layering. Spoon a thin layer of sauce to cover the bottom of the crock pot. Place 1/3 of the egg noodles over that sauce. Then add 1/3 of the remaining meat sauce, 1/3 of the ricotta mix and then 1/3 of the mozzarella. Repeat (always starting with noodles) until you have 3 layers. Sprinkle the parmesan over the top of the last layer.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or you can layer in a 9 x 13 pan, cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

My family loved this! I doubled the recipe for a 6-quart crock pot, b/c I was expecting guests. I also used cottage cheese, which I normally use for lasagna. The guests didn't show up, so I froze the leftovers, and they reheat well after thawing. This definitely goes on my regular go-to list! Thanks.

CheapThrills May 05, 2009

WONDERFUL, DELICIOUS AND EASY! My family loved this recipe! I made it the night before and turned on the crock pot the next morning before work! So nice to come home to a cooked meal! Recipe is a definite keeper. Thank You Likkel!

smorales1234 January 20, 2009

What an excellent way to have make ahead lasagna, right in my crock pot! very cool. I used oven ready lasagna noodles (catelli) instead, and it turned out perfectly! I do like my lasagna with spinach though, so I also added that in the cottage cheese layer. Thanks!

Aunty Peach December 15, 2008