Bucket Lasagna

Bucket Lasagna created by rainbowbrush

This is a method of preparing Lasagna which makes 6 dinners which can be frozen and re-heated in a crockpot.

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  • I cook a large package of hamburger (apx 5 lbs), drain.
  • Place it back in the pan I cooked it in, (don't dirty another pan) and add tomato sauce and spices as you like it.
  • In another large bowl, mix two large containers of cottage cheese, four eggs, and salt and pepper.
  • A third bowl has a large quantity of shredded mozzarella.
  • Open two packages of lasagna noodles, either no-bake or regular. I prefer the regular, they are thicker--he no bake kinda disappear in my lasagna because they are so thin.
  • Place all the ingredient bowls and pans in a row on the counter.
  • Then I take 6 (one gallon) ice cream buckets or similar container.
  • Layer as follows: noodles, sauce, cheese and repeat til done.
  • That is it! You end up with six lasagnas, and only 3 dirty pans.
  • Freeze. Once solid, slip from the ice cream bucket, and place in gallon Ziploc bags., Now they go back in the freezer, taking up much less space. I use the ice cream bucket because it makes it the exact correct size and shape for my 5 quart crockpot. You may find another container that works better for you.
  • When its lasagna eating day, just pop it in the crockpot on LOW, and let her go all day...come home, dinner is ready!
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  1. rainbowbrush
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  2. rainbowbrush
    I put parmesan cheese in between each layer as well This was ok but not the best but as the icream box was a bit big for the crock pot and I think we like it done in the oven. But will give it another go with some changes. Will post the next time we do this. Thank you Jan
  3. LGRM1
    Easy-cheesy. I used my favorite marinara, and added some shredded mozarella to the top about a half-hour before serving (to melt). I used a 5-qt ice cream bucket that allowed the contents to fit perfectly in my 6-qt crock. I LOVE this concept so much, I have started collecting these buckets and freezing all my crock-ables in them. I also found the exact size containers to fit my little Crockette, so this could be made for one-serving sizes, too. THANK YOU for this terrific idea!
  4. jellyko
    Loved this idea....and the simple ingredients were just what I wanted. I did make one fresh right in the crock and omitted eggs and it still worked great. Used canned spaghetti sauce... as I was using my crockpot for a hands off dinner. Tasted delicious and will make again! ...took 5 hrs since not frozen. thanks
  5. Denise Martin1
    What a clever idea! it will fit right in to my weekend cook & freeze routine. I find this recipe a bit vague tho - especially when it comes to the noodles. I assume they must be broken up to fit in a gallon size ice cream container, but there is no mention of it. As a veteran cook, this is common sense, but it needs to be more clear for the beginners. Cottage cheese and lasagna noodles come in different size containers and for 6 (regular pan lasagnas) I would need 24 cups of cheese - is that much needed here? I think a revision is in order, please.

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