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Easy Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

This easy Crockpot Lasagna Recipe is one of our favorite recipes that we like to add to our monthly menu planning meal rotation.

crockpot lasagna recipe

This easy crockpot lasagna recipe is one of our favorite recipes that we like to add to our monthly menu planning meal rotation.

Served with a side salad and garlic bread, this lazy lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. The whole family is going to love it!

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There are two things that make life a whole lot easier when you have to feed an active family at the end of a busy day. First, using a crockpot and second, creating freezer meals. I absolutely love having meals prepped ahead of time that I can simply add to my menu planning each week.

I often do all of my freezer meal preparation in one “batch” like in this Meal Planning post that I shared a few years ago. I have a number of delicious recipes that I like to include in meal planning like these 12 Crockpot Freezer Meals.

crockpot lasagna recipe

I use a large 7-quart slow cooker to cook all of my freezer meals in. I love this size because it has lots of room for larger recipes that serve 6-8, but I can still use it for smaller recipes that only have 4 servings.

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Tips for Making Crockpot Freezer Meals

  • Use 1 gallon, large freezer bags. Label bags with the date, recipe, and cooking instructions.
  • Lay ingredients flat in the bag for easier storage in the freezer.
  • This 7-Quart Oval Crockpot is the only one that I use and has lasted for over ten years!
  • Defrost meals in the refrigerator or place frozen into the crockpot. If the meal is defrosted, reduce the cooking time accordingly (subtract two hours for most crockpot meals).
  • Crockpot meals can easily be converted to Instant Pot recipes using this handy guide from Taste of Home – How to Convert Slow Cooker Recipes for the Instant Pot.
  • Store meals for up to three months in the freezer.
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How to Make Crockpot Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5 1/2oz can tomato paste
  • 1 500 ml jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
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Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except mozzarella cheese, in the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Just before serving, add the cheese and stir.
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Variations

  • Substitute some or all of the ground beef with Italian sausage.
  • Add in some fresh spinach. You could also use frozen.
  • Use ricotta cheese in place of the cottage cheese.
  • Try different types of cheese, like adding provolone, Romano, or parmesan cheese. You could even try vegan cheeses.
  • Instead of making this recipe with regular lasagna noodles, try it with other pasta shapes or even cheese ravioli.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure that the uncooked noodles are completely covered in sauce.
  • Depending on the moisture content of your ingredients, a little water may need to be added towards the end of cooking.
  • Adjust the spices to your liking. Use more or less garlic, oregano, or basil. You could also try adding an Italian seasoning blend.
  • Use a little bit of olive oil or non-stick cooking spray in your crockpot to prevent your food from sticking.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • You can make this recipe using the layering process of a classic lasagna, just make sure that the noodles are covered in sauce.
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This slow cooker lasagna recipe is always a hit with the kids and it’s a winner for me because it’s so easy to make on those busy weekdays! Be sure to check out this Crockpot Lasagna Soup recipe that is also a family favorite.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

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crockpot lasagna recipe

Easy Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

This easy Crockpot Lasagna Recipe is one of our favorite recipes that we like to add to our monthly menu planning meal rotation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 5 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef browned and drained
  • 8 lasagna noodles broken into pieces
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5 1/2 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except Mozzarella cheese, into a crockpot.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Just before serving add the cheese and stir.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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Do you freeze this recipe?

I made this lasagne the other day and it was the best one I have ever made! It was not dry and the white sauce was easy to make. Love it