Friday, February 13, 2009

Crockpot Lasagna

There is absolutely no way to make this look good in a photo so I am not going to bother posting a picture. If you are kitchen-less this provides a satisfactory lasagna ... but it is in no way comparable to a real lasagna. I made this for dinner tonight but left out the beef so it would be a truly kitchen-less creation and vegetarian. Here is the original recipe, which I received several years ago from a co-worker.

Crockpot Lasagna

1 lb. ground chuck, cooked and drained of fat
1 (28 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1/3 c. water
8 lasagna noodles
1 (4.5 oz) jar mushrooms
1 (15 oz) carton ricotta cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella

Note: I used half the amount of both cheeses and it turned out fine.

Combine water with spaghetti sauce. Place 4 noodles in bottom of lightly greased 5 qt. crockpot. Layer with 1/2 of beef, sauce, and mushrooms. Spread ricotta over mushrooms. Sprinkle with 1 c. mozzarella. Layer with remaining noodles, meat, sauce, mushrooms and mozzarella. Cook on high for 1 hour, reduce heat, cook on low 5 hours.

1 comment:

KAJ said...

This sounds pretty impressive for "no kitchen cookin". Nice work! People have suggested crockpot meals for us while we wait, but we have no way to wash a big crockpot...besides outside with the hose I guess:)