By bmcnichol on August 21, 2007
Photo by Color Guard Mom
Photo by Color Guard Mom
"I love lasagna but have always hated making it because it takes so much time. Here is a great slow cooker recipe that I have used for years. You can mix and match cheeses and types of noodles. This also freezes well- if I have any leftovers!"
Serving Size: 1 (436 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Loved this! Burned after 3 1/2 hours so next time I will cook for less time and it will be perfect!"
"We loved this and it was so easy to make. I layered it into the crockpot starting with meat, peppers, onion, sauce then cheese 3 times. I rinsed out the sauce cans with a little water. I think the dryness someone talk about might be fixed by mixing the sauce with the cooked pasta. Mine was done in 4 hours. I think it would have been done in 3 if I cooked the peppers with the gr beef. I will be making this again!! Now I have to make 4 copies of this for parents since the kids loved it so much. Made for *Zaar Stars* game 2008"
"This was a delicious flavour. I didnt follow receipe exact. Instead of pizza sauce i used 2 cans of wholse tomatos in puree and mashed them before putting in. I also layed like a lasagne, first mince, then green pepper, also added layer of onion finely chopped and mushroom. Then cheeses and pasta, only made 2 layers. I took advice of someone elses review and mixed the sauce with the pasta first before layering and added 1 can of water and tablespoon of garlic. I topped with cheese and thyme. Cooked on low for 4 hours. Next time I will add 2 cans of tomatoes instead of one for a more intense tomato flavour. Even my 2 year old fussy eater son ate this all up. I found that the tomatoes added a real homemade taste to this dish, instead of the pizza sauce. Thanks will definently do again."
"This is comfort food! Made as directed, except that I used low carb rgatoni pasta. DH asked why I didn't use sausage, and I replied that the recipe called for hamburger! Duh! He had seconds, BTW! Thanks, bmcnichol! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap."
"As written this lasagna is very economical and quick to throw together! It's a great basic recipe that can be adapted to fit anyones tastes. I think without making any changes it might be a little on the mild side for us, so I added a few things (jalapeno, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, garlic, onion, parmesan) and reduced the amount of shredded cheeses... only so that I could get everything in my crockpot, lol! Everyone seemed to enjoy this at our game day gathering yesterday. I cooked on High for 3 hours since the game started at Noon and it was heated through, then I switched to Lo while the game was going - most everyone had seconds. I served with a salad of mixed greens and garlic bread. It served 5 big eaters for lunch and 3 small servings as leftovers for dinner."
"A truly easy recipe to follow, one you can make when time is at a premium and it's also extremely adaptable. I made mine with the pork/veal mince - or ground meat - I always use for meatballs, meatloaf etc.. My only variations were to add 4 cloves of minced garlic to the minced onion (I used one medium-sized onion), to use a red pepper instead of a green pepper (personal taste preference), and to use 2 cans of super-flavoursome Italian roma tomatoes instead of the pizza sauce and probably two cupfuls of sliced mushrooms (bought sliced, so they were SO easy to add!). I also added oregano and thyme, and since the tomatoes had relatively little fluid, a cup of red wine (Merlot). The relatively small amount of fluid in the tomatoes is always such a bonus as it allows for the addition of wine, and the mushrooms were great to further counter-balance what could be a problem with the lasagna drying out, as mushrooms always release liquid. I cooked my lasagna on low for five hours. 'Twas SO delicious and was greatly enjoyed by those who ate it. And we had ample for a second meal, which we were delighted about! Made for New Stars Tag. Thanks bmcnichol for sharing this great slow cooker recipe which I'll certainly make again and again. I am thinking that next time Iâ€™ll reduce the quantity of the other two cheeses to allow room for some feta, and I will probably also throw in some pitted kalamata olives too!"
"This was delicious! I also added garlic and Romano cheese instead of the cheddar! Plenty leftover for a second night. It was even tastier the second night. Thanks bmcnichol"
"This is good and easy to make. The flavors blend very nicely. I followed recipe except I added minced garlic instead of onions. Also I used spaghetti sauce 26 oz plus 8 oz tomato sauce for the pizza sauce. In my crockpot it was starting to burn after 3 hours on low. I think my crockpot must cook hotter than other peoples. Made for Holiday Tag."
"This is so good/easy/simple to make. I wanted to see if it was different than the one I make. Recipe#260920. Very, very similar. You can make this most anyway you want depending on tastes in your household. I followed your recipe almost exact. I left out the peppers so everyone would enjoy it!! Thanks for the post bmcnichol."
"I used cooked lasagna, and mushrooms instead of green pepper. I reduced the amount of cheese to make it a bit healthier. And I used 2 x 28 ounces can of whole tomatoes with basil and thyme. I cooked 2 hours on high heat and 2 hours on low heat. Thanks BmcNichol :) Made for market tag"
"This was very good. I used sliced mushrooms instead of the green pepper. I left out the cheddar and only used mozzarella. It was very filling. There was so much left I was able to freeze the other half for a meal later on. Next time I might try Italian Sausage instead of hamburger for a little kick though. Thanks for a great and easy recipe. Will make again!"
"This was so good. The bell pepper really adds such a great homemade taste to it!!! Great recipe!"
"Forgot to review this after I made earlier this week. Boy is this good. I have to admit I cut back on the cheese only because I would have to take a loan out to buy that much! I used 2 cups mozzarella and 2 of the cheddar and that was plenty. I used the Ragui Pizza Sauce in the jar and it gave the casserole a wonderful pizza flavor. I bet kids would love this. Makes a lot folks, so if you have a large family, or big eaters this will work great."
"I made this to take to work and it was a hit. I didn't have rigatoni so I used some lasgna noodles broken up. The taste was great and so easy to make. I have had to print this recipe up to give to some people at work. Thanks for posting a great recipe."
"What a great PAC baby! We really liked this recipe. I gave it 4 stars because I know next time it will be even better. I used more sauce than required, but less cheese. Next time I will use a little more sauce still and put in a little more cheese as well. It was yummy. Not quite as good a REAL lasagna, but definitely MUCh easier and very tasty! Thanks for posting and thanks for being my Fall 2007 PAC baby!!"