Monday, March 3, 2014

Easy Veggie Crock-Pot Lasagna

Nothing beats making a healthy homemade meal using just a few ingredients AND requiring minimal hand power. A no fuss and easy clean-up recipe that you will surely enjoy. Tasty and simply easy to make! 


(2) 24 ounce jars or cans of Italian tomato sauce (you will need only one and a half jar)
9 thick lasagna noodles with wavy edges (mine were called bronze cut)
24 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese OR cottage cheese
3-4 cups chopped vegetables of choice (broccoli, zucchini, yellow summer squash, kale, etc)
2 cups shredded Mozzarella or Provolone cheese
Parmesan cheese for topping
fresh parsley for topping


1. Spray the crock-pot with nonstick cooking spray. Spread ½ cup tomato sauce to
the bottom so the noodles don't stick.

2. Break noodles so that they fit and mostly cover the bottom. They will probably be awkward looking - not a big deal. Cover with about one third of the ricotta, veggies, sauce, cheese, and end with noodles. Repeat layers two more times for a total of three complete layers. End with a layer of noodles on top, covered with a thin layer of sauce and a little bit more shredded cheese.

3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Turn the crock-pot off completely and let the lasagna sit for at least one hour. This allows all the moisture to get soaked into the lasagna, and if you don't do this it will probably be more like lasagna soup - still good, but not pretty. Depending on how long you let it sit, you can either scoop pieces out or just cut with a knife like normal lasagna.

I didn't use ALL the sauce in both jars - I probably used a total of 36 ounces (about one and a half jars), and it was really saucy.

Recipe by: Pinch of Yum

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