This slow-cooker lasagna is put together in a wink. Makes a BIG pot of great stuff! We prefer cottage cheese to ricotta cheese, but made it this first time according to the recipe. Ricotta is just too "grainy" for our tastes, but that's a personal thing. Also added some minced garlic.
Yes I have tried this recipe and have subsituted Italian Sausage for the ground beef. This is excellent during the summer and you do not want to heat up the kitchen. Well worth a try!
I don't normally try recipes that the chef says they haven't made, but somehow this one got added to my cookbook and printed out, and I ended up making it for Sunday dinner - yesterday. It was so easy to toss together, especially since I keep one-pound packs of pre-cooked hamburger & onions in my freezer. I thawed the meat out in the fridge overnight & put this together Sunday morning. I figured that it would "work" since I'd made no-boil lasagna in the oven before, but I'd never been happy with that - the noodles got all crusty on the edges. Not so with this! Noodles all cooked perfectly. The only problem we had was it turned out just a bit "soupy" so we just left the lid off for about an hour before serving, and it was great. Perhaps my sauce was a bit thinner than yours? Next time I might reduce or leave out the water, and see what happens. WONDERFUL idea, this one, and we WILL make it again. And again. And...you get the idea!
This was wonderful! I made it for a carry in at work and had to print the recipe off for everyone! I substituted cottage cheese for the ricotta but it still turned out great!
This was so easy and soo good! I used cottage cheese. Its cheaper!! Everyone here just loved it!! A great thing to make when its in the 90s here and you dont want to heat up your kitchen but still want a good meal.
I loved this recipe!!! (and so did my fmaily) It was soo easy and cooked exactly the time it said.. no more and no less. I made a few changes.. instead of using a jar of spaghetti sauce i used some homemade meat sauce that was in the freezer which works well and tatstes better.. make it way in advance and pull it out the night before to thaw and you have everything ready to go.. i even pre-shred my cheese and put it into a bag so the meal can be put together in a flash! The lasgna always comes up crispy and not greasy.. I love the fact that you can make this meal anyway you like, you don't have to do meat, you can do veg or seafood.. its all in your creative control... HAPPY COOKING!!!
Turned out great. I used tuscan italian sausage instead of gr. beef, added some minced garlic and used 3 extra noodles.. plus added 1 beaten egg to cottage cheese instead of ricotta. It ended up taking closer to 3hrs than 5hrs to finish. But was very good, will make again
I was skeptical about this recipe as most things I make in my crock pot turn out soupy. Not this one though. I did cook it for a couple or so hours longer than the recipe called for and then let it rest for about an hour with the lid on before we tried it. It was the perfect consistency. My only change is that I added some fresh herbs but still thought it could use more seasoning than the recipe calls for.
Featured in my Book#237470. Originally posted on Feb. 13, 2008. Great, and use a slow cooker liner so the clean up is a breeze. I did not use the water, and it took 5 hours.
Great way to use slow cooker...But needed more seasonings. Will definitely make again using perhaps sausage and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Also, don't forget to add onions and garlic when you brown the meat. ALSO,IT'S EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY!!!