Posted: 3/19/2013 12:53:19 PM
This was a fantastic lasagna!! The best part was, the left-overs just kept getting better and better from the extra time to let the spiced meld. I did make a couple of adjustments to mine.
I followed the recipe for most of it except the sauce and noodles. I used no-boil noodles which reduced the cook time to 3 1/2 hrs, and I used a 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce (the whole jar) that was "flavored with meat" to get the flavors of both beef and sausage without the extra bulk or calories. I also put mine together the night before and let it all "blend" in the fridge overnight. ABSOLUTELY DELI
Posted: 2/11/2013 9:57:14 PM
This was a great recipe. Just give it more time to set up. When I served it right away, it was a mess, although still delicious. After about 20 minutes, the remaining part was much better set. I make it the night before, assembling it in the crock then putting the crock in the fridge. The next day I just put it in the warming pot and let it go for about 6 hours. My son and his two friends ate the whole thing!
Posted: 10/25/2012 12:50:01 PM
This is a really easy recipe and stress free. Its great if you have homemade sauce in the frezzer. And add a can of dice tomatoes to the sauce. And I add a egg to the cheese mixture for spreadabilty. Enjoy it...
Posted: 10/14/2012 2:57:09 PM
i do not have an oven at this time this is a good idea i just made it like the stuff i dop in the oven amazing
Posted: 10/8/2012 4:20:04 PM
Great idea to prepare ahead. But, I would like to suggest that for those who need to cut time, that they try Barilla no boil lasagna noodles. And perhaps make or moderate your own sauce. Then you might like this recipe. Some people prefer mixing a little veal with the pork for a true Italian Lasagna. I myself looking to cut calories for a healthier version actually use cottage cheese in place of the ricotta. I also add eggplant to the veal instead of sausage to cut even more calories. But I never skimp on my spices and love the chunks of fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and onions in the sauce,,,enjo
Posted: 10/5/2012 4:30:37 PM
Just a couple of modifications that I would suggest:
1 - Use spaghetti sauce, not tomato sauce. Mine was very bland no matter how much I seasoned the sauce beforehand
2 - Save some sauce to put over the lasagna before you eat it. I found it be a bit dry, and a touch of sauce would have done the trick
3 - I would add pepperoni next time for a little kick and maybe some hamburger
4 - My 7 year old son said to put extra cheese in it, but he likes his cheese!
With these slight modifications, I think my next batch will be perfect!
Posted: 10/3/2012 4:09:25 PM
I haven't tried lasagna in a slow cooker yet, but the recipe is similar to my own oven baked. I mix the ricotta with an egg and layer the cheeses as I go. I also spoon the sauce on top of the noodles with the cheese layers on top of the sauce. The cheese helps keep the noodles from slipping off the lasagna on your plate.
Posted: 10/3/2012 2:31:06 PM
I normally LOVE what I get from Pillsbury.com, but have to say that honestly, this is more trouble than it's worth. The majority of the work is in the prep, which is what you find with regular lasagna. It doesn't take that long for lasagna to cook. In the time it takes to put this together for the crock pot, you can just make it in a casserole dish and refrigerate it like you would the crockpot, then toss it in the oven when you get home from work. I suspect most people have 30 minutes before they eat anyway, so you really don't lose that much time in cooking it in the oven. And, since it
Posted: 7/16/2012 9:55:27 AM
Absolutely amazing! I use the hot Italian sausage and add crushed red peppers. We like it hot! :] I usually don't have cans of tomato sauce laying around so I just use spaghetti sauce. You can alter or add to the recipe anything really and it will taste amazing. It's just my fiance and myself so we have plenty of leftovers for lunch at work and it tastes even better the second time.
Posted: 7/3/2012 4:56:12 PM
The first time I made this I added an extra can of sauce due to it looking dry before cooking. That to me made the difference. I am going to be cooking it again at work tomorrow. I thought it was a great recipe. My wife loved and I loved it.