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Slow Cooker Lasagna


Meat Sauce

1 pound Italian sausage

1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

2 (24-ounce) jars pasta sauce


1 (15-ounce) containter ricotta cheese

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (6-ounce) package (3 cups) fresh spinach leaves, chopped


12 no-cook lasagna noodles


12 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Generously spray 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine Italian sausage, onion, bell pepper and garlic in 12-inch skillet; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 6-10 minutes or until sausage is cooked through. Drain, if necessary. Add pasta sauce; mix well.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all filling ingredients in medium bowl until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon one-fourth of meat mixture (about 2 cups) into prepared slow cooker; top with 3 lasagna noodles (break to fit). Spread with one-fourth of cheese filling (about 3/4 cup); top with 3 cheese slices. Repeat layers 2 more times. Top all with remaining noodles, remaining filling and remaining meat mixture.

  5. STEP 5

    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4-6 hours, or High heat setting 2-4 hours or until noodles are tender.

  6. STEP 6

    Top with remaining 3 cheese slices. Let stand until cheese is melted. Cut lasagna into pieces or wedges.

Tip #1

Prepare meat sauce and cheese filling the night before. Assemble lasagna in slow cooker the next morning and cook.

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