Slow Cooker Lasagna
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Resting time10 mins
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion - diced
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 23.5 oz jars jars pasta sauce
- 4 cups shredded mozzarella - divided
- 15 ounces ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 16 lasagna noodles - uncooked and broken in half length-wise
- 36 slices pepperoni
- Nonstick cooking spay
Heat olive oil in a large skillet until shimmering.
Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and ground beef, season with salt and pepper.
Brown the ground beef until no longer pink.
Add pasta sauce to pan and simmer for five minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of mozzarella cheese, ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper (to taste) and mix well.
Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Spread a thin layer of the sauce mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker and top with one layer of lasagna noodles; You should be able to get 4 noodles broken in half across.
Spread a layer of the cheese mixture across using a spatula or the back of a large spoon.
Add a layer of the sauce mixture and 9 pieces of pepperoni.
Top with four more noodles.
Repeat until you have four layers, ending with pepperoni on top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
After 4 hours, sprinkle remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese on top.
Leave uncovered and allow the cheese to melt.
Once cheese has melted, turn off the slow cooker and allow the lasagna to set for about 10 minutes before serving.
Copyright 2019 It Is a Keeper (www.itisakeeper.com). All rights reserved.
- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can find the recipe on www.itisakeeper.com. Simply search for "House Seasoning Blend" or you can substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.