I made this Lasagna in my West Bend 6-quart rectangular slow-cooker, which comes w/a heating plate, and cooked it for 4-1/2 hours on setting NO. 3. I did tweak the recipe just a bit, and instead of using ground beef, I used seasoned ground pork sausage (which our family makes and it's seasoned with garlic, onion, sage, salt & pepper), and I still added 1 small onion (diced), plus 1 teaspoon of Mrs Dash Table Blend Seasoning (as I thought the meat/sauce needed a bit more spice). I subbed tomato puree for the tomato sauce, and after I started mixing 3 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese along with the parmesan cheese and cottage cheese, I ended up adding another 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese to the mixture, as it seemed to be a bit too dry, so I didn't add the extra cup of the shredded cheese. I did however, sprinkle the top of the Lasagna with a 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella before cooking it. Also... I did not use the full 8-oz. pkg of noodles (9 noodles). I only used layered in 7 of them (2 on the bottom, 2 in the middle, and 3 ontop). In all this was a really good Lasagna, and my daughter said the same thing, as after I made it, I took some of it to her house, and she heated it up shortly after I left. If I were to make this Lasagna as written, I would probably rate this recipe with 4 stars, as I really do think this Lasagna needs more spice/seasonings, and making it with seasoned pork sausage, makes this Lasagna more flavorable, where as plain hamburger does not. With the modifications I made... I think this recipes deserves 5 stars. This is one Lasagna I look forward to making again. Thank you Lainey for sharing this recipe. It was really delicious!
This was..amazing. I never thought I could make this in a crock. I got regular noodles and half cooked them, and I used ground elk and ricotta instead of cc. It was amazing. A "keeper" for sure! Thank you for sharing this fabulously tasty recipe! A keeper for sure! xo LA :-)
Just a comment since I didn't make this. Next time double the recipe. Fix one for today and freeze the second portion for later. You can assemble this in an ice cream plastic bucket container and freeze it. When you are ready to serve it, run water over the bucket and it will fit into your slow cooker perfectly.
This is a great find. I didn't need to heat up the kitchen but was able to have a nice hot meal that my family really enjoyed. We had enough to feed my family of 6 and freeze some for lunches.
The noodles tasted very different to me (I believe because we used a different brand than we normally do). Other than that it was great. I think I will try again with our normal brand of noodles! It also seemed a little runny, may omit some of the water as well.
We thought this was really good. I dont think it is any less work than making a real lasagna, but it was nice to come home and have dinner ready. Also, because I am currently on WW, I cut the cheese down to 3 cups partly skim mozzarella, and omitted the cottage cheese and I dont think we missed the extra cheese at all. Thanks for a good recipe.
This is a delicious slow cooker recipe. I just added a little sugar but everything else was as the recipe directed. A true comfort meal.
This was good, and a nice recipe for having dinner already to go when you get home. I used ground turkey and added a cup if canned, diced tomatoes.
This is very good! I did a lot of subbing and adding to this recipe based on what I had on hand by using 1/2 pound ground pork (instead of the ground beef), no tomato paste but added one red bell pepper, chopped and some mushrooms. I also added some basil along with the oregano. Very good and filling!
This was great!!!! I must admit I used bottled sauce, but other than that I followed the recipe. A definite keeper!