Did you ever think you could make a tasty lasagna in a slow cooker? No, neither did I. It turns out you can. My good friend, Maggie, makes this all the time, and after begging her for the recipe, she finally relented and passed it on. The original recipe is a Kraft Canada recipe, and you can find it here. I made a couple of alterations, just to boost flavour, and I will admit, if you follow the Kraft recipe, you will end up with way over cooked noodles. It's very tasty, I just prefer my noodles more on the al dente side. I don't know that you will ever be able to get your noodles al dente in the slow cooker, but we can keep trying. My one year-old twins love this lasagna, most likely because it is soft and tasty, and from the middle there are no crunchy parts. My slow cooker is huge, so I doubled the original recipe - we do have oodles of lasagna leftover, but it freezes perfectly well, for meals down the road.
Slow Cooker Lasagna adapted from a recipe by Kraft Foods 1 tablespoon canola oil 1lb lean ground beef 1lb mild Italian sausage, casings removed 2 jars prepared pasta sauce (650ml ea) 2 containers ricotta cheese (400g ea) 400g shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 eggs 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked Heat oil in a large saucepan, add beef and sausage meat and brown. Stir in pasta sauce. Mix well. Combine ricotta, half mozzarella, half Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt & pepper in a large bowl. Mix well Scoop 2 cups meat sauce onto bottom of slow cooker. Top with 4 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit slow cooker insert. Top noodles with 1/3 cheese mixture and 1/3 meat sauce. Repeat two more times. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat for 3 1/2 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Let stand, covered for another 10 minutes, or until melted. Serve hot.
Welcome to my love of food blog! I am a stay-at-home mom right now (staying home and going crazy should be the correct term) so I started this blog to share with you my love of food. I try to make everything myself, but occasionally, I will find something interesting in the stores or at the market that I will feel compelled to share.
I love to experiment, but most of all I love to make delicious and beautiful food. I hope you will be inspired.