Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Home-cooked lasagna on a weeknight? Yes! Thanks to the slow cooker and no precooking of the noodles!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

6:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
pound bulk Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cans (15 ounces each) Italian-style tomato sauce
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1
container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
15
uncooked lasagna noodles
  1. Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  2. Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Refrigerate remaining mozzarella cheese while lasagna cooks.)
  3. Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 5 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  4. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender.
  5. Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Something as simple as chopped fresh parsley will dress up this lasagna. Sprinkle on the parsley just before serving.
Did You Know
For lasagna with a kick, look for hot or spicy Italian sausage. Links can be used if bulk sausage isn't available. Just squeeze the meat out of the casings and cook as directed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 670
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 1770mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.