Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cooking Thursday

Today's recipe is one I just made for the first time and we really liked it. It's a crock pot recipe with a twist. It can be prepared ahead of time and frozen, and you know I love freezer meals!

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Slow Cooker Lasagna

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
28 ounce can tomato sauce
6 ounce can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup cottage cheese
4 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
8 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
1 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried garlic
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Combine the ground beef, tomato sauce, tomato paste, 1 cup water, minced onion, seasoned salt and garlic and place in a gallon size ziploc bag.
Combine mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning and place in quart size ziploc bag.
Break lasagna noodles into thirds and place into quart size ziploc bag.
Place all 3 bags into gallon ziploc bag and freeze.

To prepare, thaw, then:
Spoon 1/4 beef mixture in bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker.
Layer 1/3 of noodles over beef, breaking noodles as needed.
Layer 1/3 of cheese over noodles.
Repeat beef, noodles and cheese twice, then top with remaining beef mix.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours, then uncover and cook for another 30 minutes.


Rae said...

I never would have guessed slow cooker lasagna was possible. Guess I was wrong. This sounds easy and good too.

Jenny said...

Sounds like another winner, Mari! Duly noted!

Karin said...

I'll have to pass this on to my girls who all three, have slow-cookers and then maybe hint, suggest or blatantly invite ourselves over for supper!! Looks yummy!

Unknown said...

I'm missing my slow cooker. I really need to get another one. That looks delicious!

Connie said...

This would be a great idea for someone who is sick - I could freeze the ingredients and they could fix it anytime they felt up to it. Sounds yummy.

Unknown said...

I think I can even do this one!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I would never have dreamed of putting this into a slow cooker. Well, I'll be!!! Wonderful. Can you hear my stomach growling?

Kari said...

Hi Mari, slow cooker lasagna - I'm trying this one.
I love slow cookers!!

Christina said...

I love my crockpot. I will definitely give this one a try.

Sue O said...

That would be a great gift for a new mom or for anyone who needs meals brought in.

Pat said...

Nothing like comfort food! This looks like a great dish, I need to make more of these freeze and serve later dishes!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Lasagna, slow cooker, and freezer? Perfect.

Wanda's Wings said...

Sounds great!!!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I haven't used a slow cooker for years... maybe it is time to revive it!

Sandra said...

Oh yes, crockpot lasagna, one of our favorites, it's so good :)

Colleen said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, that looks so tasty!:)

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Carol said...

Sounds yummy! Might give it a try!