Crock-Pot Lasagna (oval shape pot works best)

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Need a quick and easy meal after a Saturday morning soccer practice?  Give yourself 4-5 hours by putting this deliciously warm and comforting dish together in your crock-pot in 20 minutes before heading out the door.

CAN BE MADE GLUTEN FREE USING RICE LASAGNA NOODLES

Cook on:  Low     Time:  4-5 hours

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 quart spaghetti sauce
2 cups (16 ounces) whipped cottage cheese or ricotta cheese (if desired add another cup)
1 egg
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
3/4 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
2 shakes nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pound of mozzarella cheese shredded
1 box lasagna noodles un-cooked and I have used RICE Lasagna noodles
extra Pecorino-Romano cheese for sprinkling on top of each meat-sauce layer

1/4  cup  Sherry or Marsala   (optional–added to meat/sauce  mixture)

 

Directions

1. Brown ground beef in skillet to take the pink out and then add chopped onion and basil and simmer about 5 min. or until onion’s transparent.
2. Pour the quart of sauce into meat mixture and stir well and remove from heat and set aside. (this meat-sauce mixture will be divided into 4 parts)
3. In large bowl combine the whipped cottage cheese, egg, parsley, Pecorino-Romano cheese, nutmeg, cinnamon & mozzarella cheese. (this cheese mixture will be divided into 3 parts)
4. Divide the box of lasagna noodles (un-cooked) into 3 parts. Some of these will have to be broken up to fit into your crock-pot.
5. In your heated crock-pot, start layering the 3 mixtures as follows:

1/4 meat-sauce mixture (sprinkle pec/rom cheese on top)
1/3 noodles
1/3 cheese mixture
1/4 meat-sauce mixture  (sprinkle pec/rom cheese on top)
1/3 noodles
1/3 cheese mixture
1/4 meat-sauce mixture  (sprinkle pec/rom cheese on top)
1/3 noodles (last noodle layer)
1/3 cheese mixture (last cheese layer)
1/4 meat-sauce mixture  (last meat-sauce layer–sprinkle pec/rom cheese on top)

6. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or till noodles are tender
7. Serves: 6-8 people

*  Comes excellent using Rice Lasagna Noodles

*  For information on Cottage Cheese go to my Food Facts page

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