Glorious Slow Cooker Lasagna

Glorious Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Preparation time: 25 minutes
Slow Cooker Size 4L+
Serves: 16
Cooking time: 7 hours LOW

OK, you have to brown the beef and simmer the sauce for about 15 minutes before you use your slow cooker. But that’s made up for by the fact that you do not have to cook the noodles. Just layer them in the slow cooker, and they’ll cook right there. This is a hearty meal that serves a crowd. Enjoy with a nice chianti, cabernet, or merlot, though some people like to pair it with a Shiraz.


  • 680g (1½lbs) lean ground beef
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.3 kg (48oz) jar chunky pasta sauce
  • 400g (14oz) can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 420g (15oz) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 450g (16oz) package mafalda (mini lasagna) noodles
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Brown ground beef, chopped onions, and garlic in a large skillet. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain fat.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and water. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parsley, and egg. Beat well. Add 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  4. In slow cooker, pour 1 cup of the beef-tomato sauce.
  5. Top with a layer of uncooked mafalda noodles.
  6. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  7. Repeat layers, ending with remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6-7 hours.
  9. Do not stir, or you’ll ruin the layers you’ve created.
  10. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.