Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Lasagna couldn't get easier than putting it in the slow cooker. Perfect when you come home from work to enjoy a hot meal with your family. Try adding other greens or cooked vegetables for a twist of flavours.

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Slow Cooker Lasagna
Lasagna couldn’t get easier than putting it in the slow cooker. Perfect when you come home from work to enjoy a hot meal with your family. Try adding other greens or cooked vegetables for a twist of flavours.
Ingredients:
  • 8 oz (227 g) ground veal or beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
  • 1 jar (700 mL) tomato passata (strained tomatoes)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water or chicken broth
  • 10 lasagna noodles
  • 1 tub (500 g) 1% cottage cheese
  • 1 pkg (5 oz/142 g) baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil or parsley
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded part skim mozzarella
Method:
Lightly spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.In a large nonstick skillet, brown veal breaking up with spoon over medium heat.Add onion, garlic, oregano and hot pepper flakes for 5 minutes or until softened.Add passata and water and remove from heat.In a bowl, stir together cottage cheese, spinach, basil and Parmesan cheese. Spread some of the meat sauce over bottom of slow cooker. Lay lasagna noodles in a single layer, breaking as necessary to fit. Top with 1/4 of the sauce and one third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice ending with meat sauce on top. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours. About 15 minutes before serving lasagna, sprinkle mozzarella over top, cover and let cook on Low until melted.Tip: You will need 8 cups (2 L) of baby spinach and 2 cups (500 mL) of cottage cheese for this recipe. You can substitute ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese in the recipe.
Details:
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 servings
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