The Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Let your slow cooker do the work and make a hearty lasagna for dinner tonight.

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Directions for: The Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna


Meat Mixture

2 tsp olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 lb(s) ground beef

1 lb(s) Italian sausage, casing removed

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 28-oz can diced tomatoes

1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes

1 6-oz can tomato paste

1 Tbsp minced fresh basil

1 Tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Cheese Mixture

3 cups ricotta cheese

¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan

½ cup grated Romano

1 Tbsp minced fresh basil

1 Tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

½ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 large eggs, beaten


Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the slow cooker

15 uncooked lasagna noodles

2 cups grated mozzarella

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


Meat Mixture

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, sausage and garlic and cook until brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and some pepper and stir. Set aside.

Cheese Mixture

1. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and eggs and stir together well.


1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

2. Spoon in one-quarter of the meat mixture on the bottom and top with 5 lasagna noodles, broken to fit. Add a third of the cheese mixture, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat this layering twice, starting with the meat mixture and ending with the mozzarella, for 3 layers total.

3. For the fourth layer, top with the remaining meat mixture and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Turn off the heat and allow the lasagna to sit 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

See more: Beef, Cheese, Italian, Pasta, Pork, Slow Cook

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