Friday, February 20, 2009

Lazy Lasagna

Hey all. Here is a great recipe, that just happens to also be a crockpot recipe. Its very simple and very good! Throw some garlic bread in the oven during the last ten minutes of cooking, toss a salad and bam you are set.

This recipe is courtesy of my Aunt Karen, where she got it I don't know.

1 pound ground beef, browned
32 ounce jar of your choice of spaghetti sauce
8 ounces of curly egg noodles or lasagna noodles cut up, cooked
16 ounce carton of cottage cheese or ricotta
8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese to taste

Combine beef and spaghetti sauce. Combine noodles, cottage cheese, and mozarella. Layer one third of the beef mixture, followed by half of the noodle mixture in the slow cooker. Repeat layers, ending with beef mixture on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on low 3 to 4 hours. I cooked mine on high for 2 and it turned out perfectly. Also, make sure that you drain the noodles very well, as any extra moisture makes the noodles at the bottom of the crockpot soggy. To make it healthier you can always add some spinach into the noodle mixture as well.

If you try it out, let me know what you think! I don't have a picture of this delicious dinner, but it turned out great.

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