Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna!

This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

 
Don’t you just love the convenience of the crockpot? This is why my Slow Cooker Baked Ziti recipe is made so often in my home.

Using this small kitchen appliance saves so much time, you won’t believe how much for this Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls recipe – no rolling required!

Lasagna is another one of those meals that can be hefty in the prep and cook time.

It’s a hands-on meal that requires attention, yet let’s be honest – our attention is often elsewhere.

I’ve always said that I adore slow cooker meals. We have packed days that seldom leave time to watch over a meal for hours, so cooking with a crockpot is oftentimes my go-to.

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

While we love the classic and it’s a family favorite, it’s not something we have often.

In fact, in recent years it’s one of those items ordered more off a menu than made scratch from home. Let’s change this, shall we?

Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna

This recipe for Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna takes many of the steps out of making the traditional dish, and has the beauty of slow cooking so that your precious attention can be elsewhere.

When we’re on the go, it’s so nice to have a meal ready for when you have time – not when the oven goes off and decides the time is now.

This best slow cooker lasagna is complete with classic meat mixture, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, pasta sauce, and oven-ready lasagna noodles!

It’s the best lasagna with little effort.

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.
  • lean ground beef
  • ricotta cheese
  • onion
  • regular lasagna noodles
  • garlic
  • spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
  • diced tomatoes
  • beef broth
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and black pepper

This Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna recipe is definitely a must-try, it’s perfect for any busy day. It’s always been the ultimate comfort food.

This slow cooker lasagna recipe proves that you can have iconic and yummy lasagna without the hassle of reserving time in your day for hefty baking.

Unlike a traditional lasagna recipe, you don’t even have to boil noodles!

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

How to Make Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna

Here are the steps in making this recipe. The printable recipe car d is below with full instructions.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook the beef, onion, and garlic together. Once cooked, transfer the beef mixture to a crockpot.

Add the seasoning, ricotta, pasta sauce (or marinara sauce), tomatoes. Mix well. 

Break up the lasagna noodles and mix them in carefully.

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

Add the beef broth along with salt and pepper if you wish, and mix.

Cook for 5 -6 hours on low, 3 – 4 hours on high, depending on how hot your slow cooker cooks at. Periodically check for the doneness of the noodles. 

Near the last half hour of cooking, mix in 1 cup of the mozzarella. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and replace the lid to let it melt. 

Once melted, simply lift portions out of the crockpot and enjoy!

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

Serving Suggestions:

This easy slow cooker lasagna pairs well with a side salad and garlic toast or garlic bread!

Recipe Variations:

As you can see, this easy crockpot lasagna recipe calls for no cottage cheese. Yet feel free to add some parmesan cheese if you wish. It’s a great topping, along with some fresh parsley for serving.

I use garlic cloves (fresh garlic) for this recipe, yet you can use garlic powder if you wish. You can also use ground turkey instead of ground beef.

To Store:

Place lasagna leftovers in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

If you love traditional lasagna yet require a meal that fits with a busy schedule – you’ll love this variation!

Also check out my Lasagna Soup, it tastes just like traditional lasagna, without the fuss.

For another easy slow cooker recipe that your family will love, try these slow cooker lazy cabbage rolls!

And for an entire different yet equally delicious pasta bake, try this Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti!

Slow Cooker Lasagna on white plate

Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to layering delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients in the crockpot.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic (minced or 1 tsp powder)
  • 1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 700 ml pasta sauce (I use tomato basil)
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 6-8 lasagna noodles (oven-ready type)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, as desired

Instructions

  1. Brown beef, onion, and garlic together in a frying pan.
  2. Transfer beef to the slow cooker once cooked
  3. Add the seasoning, ricotta, pasta sauce, tomatoes. Mix well. 
  4. Break up the lasagna noodles and mix them in carefully.
  5. Add the beef broth along with salt and pepper if you wish, and mix. 
  6. Cook for 5 -6 hours on low, 3 – 4 hours on high, depending on how hot your slow cooker cooks at. Periodically check for the doneness of the noodles. 
  7. Near the last half hour of cooking, mix in 1 cup of the mozzarella. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and replace the lid to let it melt. 
  8. When it’s melted, serve and enjoy! 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 507Saturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 1342mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 37g

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Making a homemade comfort food that the whole family loves just got easier with this Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna! This Italian dish often served on special occasions can now be enjoyed on any day thanks to delicious and traditional lasagna ingredients cooked in the crockpot.

3 Comments

  1. Wow this looks so amazing and so easy to just put it together and walk away and not worry about checking it as often. Very nice recipe.

  2. This looks delicious but I have a question…..I don’t have ricotta cheese but I have cottage cheese or mozzarella/cheddar, even goat cheese. Could I use any of these as a substitute? I also have regular lasagna noodles not oven ready could I maybe patr boil them. If you could help me out that would be great thank you

    1. Hi Lynn, for sure – the ordinary noodles yet cook them el dente. I have used cottage cheese and cheese before and it turned out perfectly, though I haven’t used goat cheese. 🙂

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