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Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

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Enjoy delicious slow cooker vegetable lasagna without having to stand over a stove for hours! This quick and easy lasagna recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

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Homemade Lasagna is a hearty, delicious dinner that is loved by all! Unfortunately, making it from scratch can be extremely time-consuming, and the lengthy cooking process can definitely deter people from making the dish. That’s where this recipe comes in handy! Using the slow cooker makes creating homemade lasagna a simple task that only requires a few minutes of prep work! Your friends and family will think it took you all day… but that can be our little secret.

How to Make Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

Stir together some tomato sauce and undrained tomatoes in a medium-sized bowl and set the mixture aside. Combine ricotta cheese, salt + pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

Spread 3/4 cup tomato mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker.

Layer 3 lasagna noodles over the tomato mixture, breaking the noodles to fit.

Top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture, mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese mixture, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.

Top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture and 3 remaining lasagna noodles. Spoon the rest of the tomato mixture over the noodles.

Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let the lasagna stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

TIPS: 

  • Don’t worry if your slow cooker is almost filled to the top when you first add the ingredients. The ingredients will cook down after a few hours in the slow cooker.
  • Try not to open the lid of your slow cooker unless it is absolutely necessary. Opening the lid causes the slow cooker to lose steam and increases the cooking time.
  • The best thing about lasagna is that it’s extremely customizable. Add your favorite vegetables to make this lasagna even more nutritious. You can also brown ground beef, sausage, turkey or chicken and add it to each layer in the slow cooker. When making lasagna, the possibilities are endless!
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Vegetable Lasagna in the Slow Cooker

Enjoy delicious homemade vegetable lasagna without having to stand over a stove for hours! This quick and easy lasagna recipe is sure to become a family favorite!
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword crock pot, lasagna, slow cooker, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 1233 kcal

Ingredients

  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cans 8 oz. each tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1 container 8 oz. part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 dry lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 1 pkg 8 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms, optional (I don't add these to mine!)
  • 1 pkg 6 oz. baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese divided

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Stir together tomato sauce and undrained tomatoes in a medium-sized bowl and set the mixture aside. Combine ricotta, salt + pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Spread 3/4 cup tomato mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over the tomato mixture, breaking the noodles to fit. Top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture, mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese mixture, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with 3/4 cup tomato mixture and 3 remaining lasagna noodles. Spoon the rest of the tomato mixture over the noodles.
  3. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let the lasagna stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

Recipe Notes

Don’t worry if your slow cooker is almost filled to the top when you first add the ingredients. The ingredients will cook down after a few hours in the slow cooker. However, do not fill your slow cooker more than 3/4 of the way full.
Try not to open the lid of your slow cooker unless it is absolutely necessary. Opening the lid causes the slow cooker to lose steam and increases the cooking time.
The best thing about lasagna is that it’s extremely customizable. Add your favorite vegetables to make this lasagna even more nutritious. You can also brown ground beef, sausage, turkey or chicken and add it to each layer in the slow cooker. When making lasagna, the possibilities are endless!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Lasagna in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1233 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1993mg87%
Potassium 628mg18%
Carbohydrates 133g44%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 78g156%
Vitamin A 1181IU24%
Calcium 1803mg180%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ENJOY!

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

About the Author: This is a guest post by Lynn L. on behalf of Hunt’s. Lynn has a passion for good food, cooking ideas and creativity. She also enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends, and losing her mind to music. To contact Lynn, please email her directly at Lynn.Lee@riseinteractive.com. 

This post originally published in March 2o14

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