Sunday, September 6, 2009

Slow-Cooker Lasagna

This was very simple to make and tasted delicious. Keep an eye on it after 4 hours; it all depends on your slow cooker. Mine took about 5 hours.

Slow-Cooker Lasagna

1 - 1.5 lbs ground turkey (I use the 93/7 fat variety)
1 jar or can (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 container (15 oz) part skim or lowfat ricotta cheese
1 pkg. (8 oz) lowfat shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 egg
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. In separate bowl, mix ricotta, 1.5 cups mozzarella, 2 Tbsp. parmesan, egg and parsley.

Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles, broken to fit, and cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups of the remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, broken to fit, cheese mixture and meat sauce. Cover with lid.

Cook on low 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until melted.

Note: for best results, do not cook on the high setting.


rodgersbeloit said...

Sue--what a fun idea!! I am a real lover of lasagna, so I will have to try your recipe sometime. I have some recipes from Grandma Peglow if you are ever interested.

Sue said...

If you have Grandma's date-filled cookie recipe, I would be eternally grateful.

rodgersbeloit said...

I will look, but I don't remember seeing that one. I do remember them, though. I have her pineapple/banana salad, banana bread, baked chop suey, spritz cookies, pffennuesse,and sour cream coffee cake for sure. I have my mom's recipe box, and she wrote on those that were from grandma. I'll see what I can find.

rodgersbeloit said... luck on finding the cookie recipe. We grew up being told that raisins and dates were nasty, so mom probably never wanted the recipe. NOW I would love it!! I really do like them today. We were given the same impression about coconut, but slowly I am growing to like it, too.

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