Sunday, April 23, 2017

Crock Pot Lasagna

I'm always looking for good crock pot recipes and while I make a good lasagna, I like that this cooks while I'm gone and is relatively quick to pop in the crock pot yet I get the same taste of lasagna,
Modified from Betty Crocker
1 lb Italian sausage (we used moose)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
4-5 mushrooms, chopped
3 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce (they say Italian style, but I use whatever I have, you can always add some extra spices)
2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups mozzarella, shredded
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan, grated
15 uncooked lasagna noodles.
Cook sausage and vegetables over medium heat until no longer pink.  Drain.  Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt. 
Mix 1 cup of mozzarella cheese with ricotta and Parmesan cheese. 
Spoon 1/4 of sausage mixture into 6 quart slow cooker, top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit.  Spread with half of the cheese mixture and another 1/4 of assuage mixture.  Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and another 1/4 of sausage mixture.  Top with remaining five noodles and remaining sausage mixture. 
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until noodles are tender. 
Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella.  Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
Serves 8.

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