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Hearty 10 Layer Crockpot Lasagna Recipes

Something you might have noticed about lasagna is that it is usually square or rectangular, and lasagna noodles are also rectangular, but what about crockpots? A lot of crockpots are round, although some people choose oval ones since they can cook a whole chicken in there. If you are using a crockpot to cook lasagna though, you can simply break the lasagna noodles up and overlap them to fit the crockpot. This makes no difference to the finished lasagna.

You can cut some portions into squares but the rest will have rounded edges, which does not detract from the lasagna at all. In fact it gives it a charming homemade look. The following recipe features pasta sauce and you can use your favorite pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce from a jar or you can make your own.

The recipe also features ground beef so if you are using a sauce which contains beef you can omit this ingredient or use less. This recipe features ten layers of lasagna noodles, since some people like a lot of pasta in their lasagna. You can have as many or as few layers as you like though, so if you only want five or you fancy twenty, go for it! Continue reading

The Best Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe for the Crockpot

This recipe is versatile and you can change the ingredients if you want. Use well-drained thawed spinach or fresh spinach, or even add shredded carrots or anything else you need to use up. If you are really in a rush, you can use readymade pasta sauce instead of making your own with the tomato paste, garlic, onions and other sauce ingredients, but making your own will give the lasagna a fresher flavor, so it is your choice.

Making a lasagna in the crockpot guarantees a moist, succulent result. Lasagna is a moist dish but it can dry out in the oven, especially if you overcook it. A crockpot is a sealed container so there is nowhere for the moisture to escape. This means the lasagna cannot fail to come out moist, juicy, and delicious.

This recipe is so flavorful you will not miss the meat. Try adding so roasted red peppers in the cheese layers. You can also swap the ricotta for cottage cheese for a very similar result. This is a supremely satisfying recipe and your kids will love it just as much as you do. Even that well-known, lasagna-loving cat would like this one! Continue reading

Crockpot Lasagna Recipe with Eggplant and 4 Cheeses

This exciting crockpot lasagna recipe features four kinds of cheese – mozzarella, parmesan, Romano, and ricotta. These cheeses work together well and give a nice depth of flavor to the lasagna. As well as the cheese, this recipe calls for eggplant, ground beef, onion, garlic, and more, giving a fantastic result.

You can leave out the eggplant if you like, or swap it for zucchini. Use your favorite kind of spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce in this crockpot lasagna recipe, perhaps adding a little Tabasco sauce or hot sauce too, if you want. Grinding some red chili into the lasagna does the same job. Although lasagna is not typically a spicy dish some people like to add a little heat to it.

If you like really cheesy lasagnas, this one might become one of your favorites. Cooking it in a crockpot means all the flavors will blend beautifully. Since you are using no-boil noodles and browning the beef, nothing has to cook or soften a lot, so you just need to cook the lasagna until the noodles are soft. The main reason for using the slow cooker is to blend the flavors. Also, slow cooking can be very convenient if you are going out and want your dinner to cook itself. Continue reading

Simple Beef and Tomato Crockpot Lasagna

This easy crockpot lasagna recipe is so easy to make and it tastes every bit as good as an oven-baked lasagna. This recipe makes quite a lot, so if you serve it with a salad on the side, you should have some left over for a tasty lunch the following day. You can use regular lasagna noodles or whole wheat ones in this recipe. Both will taste good. You can even omit the beef if you want to convert this into a vegetarian lasagna, or use a meaty spaghetti sauce instead of the tomato sauce and the beef.

If you do not want to pre-soak the noodles, then give the recipe an extra hour. You can also cook it on low if you want to leave it all day. On low it will take about eight hours total to cook. Adding the ingredients hot to the crockpot also cuts down on the cooking time but if you just want to add everything cold then you can do that. You do need to brown the beef first though, since this improves the texture and flavor a lot. It also cooks out the fat. If you add the ground beef raw it will cook in the crockpot but it will be very greasy and fatty, since the fat is not drained off but absorbed into the lasagna.

This is a very simple recipe and you do not need many ingredients. The meat sauce is a basic mixture of ground beef, spaghetti sauce and basil, then you have lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese. If you want to add extra ingredients like garlic, onion, mushrooms, or Italian seasoning, then you can add those too. You can also add some parmesan cheese to the topping if you want. Continue reading

Lasagna Rollups in the Slow Cooker

These lasagna rollups are easy to make in the slow cooker. They are not only attractive, but very tasty as well. If you have a medium-sized crockpot you will find the lasagna rollups fit perfectly inside. The lasagna noodles are cooked and then filled with a flavorful cheese, zucchini, and spice mixture. They are cooked between two layers of spaghetti sauce, and you can choose a meaty one, a tomato one or even make your own lasagna sauce recipe.

This makes a flavorful change from the more classic lasagna recipes, and it is nice served with a fresh salad. Swap the zucchini for broccoli or mushrooms if you prefer, or add different seasonings or herbs to the filling mix. Chilling the filling mix not only intensifies the flavors and encourages everything to blend but it becomes stickier and thicker and holds the lasagna noodles together better, which is important since they are rolled up and you do not want them to unravel.

This crockpot lasagna rollups recipe only takes half an hour on high, but you could give it an hour or two on low if you prefer. The lasagna noodles are cooked and the filling just needs to heat through. The longer you cook this, the softer it will become. You can see through the lid of the crockpot when the cheese melts, and that is your signal that it is ready to be served. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.


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