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Easy Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Easy Slow-Cooker Lasagna

This lasagna tastes like you spent all day making it, without all of the work.


  • 1 pound (16 ounces) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef and onion. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Drain.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce and water to skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix ricotta, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, egg and parsley.
  4. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti meat sauce into a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place half of the noodles and half of the ricotta mixture on top of the sauce. Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles (if the noodles don’t fit exactly, break them to fit), cheese mixture and meat sauce.
  5. Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or until noodles are soft, being careful not to overcook. (Don’t try to speed up the process by cooking on high.) Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mozzarella and remaining Parmesan on top. Cover with the lid to melt the cheese and allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.