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Friday, January 25, 2013

Crock Pot Lasagna

Howdy Howdy!

  A few days ago I made Crockpot Lasagna. I've never made it before, but thought it sounded good, so wanted to give it a try!
 Let me just say, it was heaven on a plate!! It was insanely good! 
Here's the recipe:

  • 1 pound (16 ounces) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles
  1. In a large skillet brown beef and onion. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Drain.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce and water and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 Tablespoons Parmesan, egg and parsley.
  4. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti meat sauce into a 4 to 6 quart sized slow cooker. Place half of the noodles and half of the ricotta mixture on top of the sauce. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles (break the noodles to fit) and cheese mixture and meat sauce.
  5. Cook on low for 3 1/2 hours or until noodles are soft. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of mozzarella and remaining parmesan. Cover with the lid to melt the cheese and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Do not overcook and don't try to speed up the process by cooking it on high. 
I only had 1 piece, but my son had at least 3!! He said it was his new favorite thing that I make. :)
Last night I went to another Bootcamp class. 
I'm sure you remember how I complained about the instructor being so boring and having no energy or anything. Well, last week Charity put in an anonymous note about it, and just suggested a few things that would make the class better. I wanted to go one more time, to see if anything had changed. 
  I got there a few minutes early, so was able to chat with the instructor for a little bit. She was very sweet and friendly.
  In class we used a step this time. So that totally changed all the moves and it was very challenging! She still seemed unprepared and I wouldn't exactly say she was energetic, but this class actually did seem a lot better than the other two. I think it's just her personality is not outgoing, and that's just the way she is.
So, hopefully she read the note and things will keep getting better!

 Do you have a crockpot? What's your favorite thing to make in it?




  1. I've tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award :-)

  2. YUM = that crockpot lasagna looks amazing!

  3. I'm a lasagna LOVER! Looks sooooo yummy! I'll have to give it a try!

    My favorite thing to make in the crock pot is ribs! I found a recipe a few years ago and it's my go-to recipe for ribs in the crock pot! My husband and I aren't huge meat eaters anymore, but when the craving comes for it, this is what my husband asks for! Check it out sometime!

    1. Those ribs look amazing! I will for sure be trying them! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Bookmarking this page because I LOVE things that I can throw into the crockpot!

    1. I do too! Crockpots were such a great invention. :)

  5. Holy cheesy deliciousness! That lasagna looks soooo yummy! I think I'll have to go buy a crock pot so I can make it :)

  6. I hate when fitness instructors lack emotion and enthusiasm!! It makes for a dull class in my opinion! At least the class was better!

    1. It sure does. I don't understand why someone would go into that profession, if they aren't passionate about it!

  7. I normally do best making soups in the slow cooker, but my last one was a complete disaster. I may need to add lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese to my shopping list. This looks sooooo goood!!

    1. I usually make soups in mine too. And the occasional dessert. Too bad your soup didn't turn out! I love white bean chili, so I hope you'll try it again!

  8. wow. this looks awesome. I had never thought to try that! great recipe!

  9. I'm glad class was better. Maybe it will keep improving! :) I don't cook enough to use a crockpot, but your recipe sounds amazing!

  10. Love the crockpot! It saves my life all the time. Mostly I do soups and chilis in it.

  11. Oh em geeeee! I saw the picture of this on Instagram and believe I might have drooled just a big on my phone. It looks so yummy, tasty, hearty....I mean really, I could go on and on with the adjectives.

    I'm glad things got a bit better with your boot camp instructor. Maybe she's coming around?

    1. Lol!! Yep, it was all of those things!
      I'm glad it was better too. I hope she's coming around, and my friend's note encouraged her!

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