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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 4 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Hard

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Is the basic procedure of making lasagna too tiring for you? Or your busy schedule does not let you spend as much time in the kitchen as you would want to? Here is Slow Cooker Lasagna recipe for you to enjoy the traditional lasagna without requiring you to stand all the way from the beginning to the end of the process.

All you have to do is to layer the sauce, cheese, and uncooked noodles in the crock-pot and let it cook on low flame for four to five hours.

However, if you are in a rush, you can turn the flame high and have your equally good Slow Cooker Lasagna ready in half the time.

Health Benefits

  • The vegetables used in lasagna are a good source of fiber, vitamin and mineral content. You can add more vegetables to the recipe to make your dish further healthy. If eaten in moderation, it should not bring any damage to your diet.
  • Lasagna can be a comfort food for many as it comprises of ingredients that are an effective source of all nutrients. Here is the nutrition breakdown of the dish:
    • Calories: 440
    • Carbohydrates: 10.5g
    • Protein: 25.1g
    • Fat: 21.2g
    • Vitamin A and C: 15% and 22% respectively

Minerals: Calcium 29% and Iron 14%

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How to Make Slow Cooker Lasagna

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, Italian sausage, and onion on medium flame until they turn brown.
  2. Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar and water to the beef and sausage.
  3. Stir and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. (You can also make the sauce in advance or use the readymade spaghetti sauce)
  4. In a slow cooker or crockpot, spread one-fourth of the sauce.
  5. Arrange the layer of uncooked noodles over the sauce.
  6. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Use one-third of the cheese mixture to spread on the noodles.
  7. Repeat layering twice.
  8. Top the layers with the leftover meat sauce and sprinkle extra mozzarella sauce.
  9. Cover and cook for about 4 to 5 hours until the noodles are tender.

Trivia

  • 29th day of July is celebrated as National Lasagna Day.
  • In the United States, lasagna is commonly made with rippled noodles
  • The word lasagna refers to the pot in which it was cooked initially. It is deemed to be derived from the Greek word Lasanon which means chamber pot.
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