Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Home-cooked lasagna on a weeknight? Yes! Thanks to the slow cooker and no precooking of the noodles!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 6 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
pound bulk Italian sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cans (15 ounces each) Italian-style tomato sauce
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1
container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
15
uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  • 2 Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Refrigerate remaining mozzarella cheese while lasagna cooks.)
  • 3 Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 5 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  • 4 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender.
  • 5 Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    670
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    1770mg
    1770%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    65g
    65%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    34g
    34%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    60%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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