I have never been a huge fan of my crock pot. I like to prepare meals and cook them all at the same time. It is soothing to me and gives me a few minutes by myself to focus on something I enjoy-both cooking and then finished food. Lately, however, I realized something. The crock pot can be a marvelous thing for a busy mom! You can make almost anything in it and although it still takes a few minutes initially to get it all together, you can go about your day, getting much done until dinner time! It's wonderful. So here's a recipe that was delicious, easy and fast for our family! As always, let me know if you try it. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 lb ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1 pkg. shredded moz. cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped, fresh parsley
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked
-Brown meat, drain. Stir in Spaghetti sauce & water.
-Mix ricotta, 1 1/2 cups moz, 2 Tbsp. Parm, eggs & parsley in separate bowl.
-Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles, broken to fit & the cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups of remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles; broken to fit and meat sauce.
-Cover with Lid.
-Cook on low 4-6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 minutes.