Introduction: Cheesy Garlic Crock Pot Lasagna

Lasagna is typically a labor of love with all that it involves. Boiling noodles, making sauce and layering ingredients into a pan takes a lot of time. Making it in a crock pot cuts the time down significantly! This is a great weekday meal for busy families!

Step 1: Gather Lasagna Ingredients

Along with a crock pot you will need the following ingredients for Cheesy Garlic Lasagna:

  • 7-10 regular lasagna noodles (uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced

Step 2: Layer the Lasagna

Add ingredients to a crock pot in the following order:

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1 layer lasagna noodles, break as necessary to cover sauce

3/4 cup ricotta cheese

half of the chopped onions

half of the chopped garlic

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

1 layer lasagna noodles, break as necessary to cover cheeses

1 cup marinara sauce

3/4 cup ricotta cheese

half of the chopped onions

half of the chopped garlic

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

1 layer lasagna noodles, break as necessary to cover cheeses

1 cup marinara sauce

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Step 3: Set to Cook Lasagna

Set your crock pot on low for about 4 hours or until noodles are soft -OR- on high for about 2 hours or until noodles are soft. Your house will smell of Italian deliciousness!

Serve hot!

Eat and enjoy!

Comments

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syncsolis (author)2016-02-21

What Jessyratfink said

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jessyratfink (author)2016-02-02

Oh my lord yessssssss

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Cheiron (author)jessyratfink2016-02-02

Wow that looks really good!

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mchowdhury mumu (author)Cheiron2016-02-14

will try this

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rcaputo1 made it! (author)2016-02-11

I was impressed when I saw your take on lasagna using the crock pot. I use the crock pot for many dishes, but never thought of using it for lasagna.....so I had to do it. My cheese mixture uses about two beaten eggs as a binder to keep the mixture together. It was the best I ever made. I doubt if I will ever go back to the boil pasta, bake in over routine. I plan on trying a chicken riggies crock pot dish. It is a Central NY dish using chicken, riggatoni with the lasagna cheese mixture...something like baked ziti. Thanks for your recipe. It got me thinking in a whole different direction.

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wold630 (author)rcaputo12016-02-12

I'm so glad you made it! I feel the same way and will most likely never go back to traditional baked lasagna. Thanks for sharing!!!

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mpulliam1 (author)2016-02-10

In the slow cooker now. Pics soon (4 hours!)

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wold630 (author)mpulliam12016-02-10

Yay! Don't forget to share!

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mpulliam1 (author)wold6302016-02-10

Maybe its because after 16+ years of marriage, I'm partial to being around my wife.... but this was FUN to make with her! HA HA! We have had the ol' Wally World Lasagna before (freezer to oven to face), but this was our first "from scratch". We were racing around, fingers covered in chopped onions and garlic, and so so much ricotta! And trying to make the noodles fit perfect was hilarity!

As a side note, my 15 year old son has dubbed this "Spaghetti Cake".

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mpulliam1 made it! (author)mpulliam12016-02-10

Wow. That was GOOD. We welcome you to our family and will be making this many more times!

We cut it into 4 pieces/servings. A rough estimate of nutritional facts with local ingredients from Walmart puts it at: 498 cals, 24 protein, 52 carbs, 1099 sodium, 22 fat.

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wold630 (author)mpulliam12016-02-11

Yikes on the nutritional facts!! :)

I'm so glad you had fun making it with your wife and I'm happy you enjoyed it...and thanks for sharing your photo!!

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General Zod (author)2016-02-03

Yessssssss!!!!!!

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