Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crock Pot Lasagna

Notes: I used a large crock pot (6 cup), so I had to double the original recipe.

1 pound Ground Beef (I used ground Italian Sausage instead)
Lasagna noodles          1 small jar spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese (I used half cottage cheese & half ricotta cheese)
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 T grated Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef & drain. Spoon 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in bottom of 4 quart crock pot.  Mix remaining sauce with beef. Place 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on sauce (three if using larger crock pot). Spread 1/3 meat mixture on top of noodles. Spread 3/4 C. cottage cheese over meat. Sprinkle 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese. Add another layer of uncooked noodles, 1/3 meat mixture, the remaining cottage cheese and 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese. Place another layer of uncooked noodles, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cook on low for 4 hours. If it cooks much longer, it gets a bit well done.