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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Every night my family expects to be fed dinner.

Every.

Single.

Night.

I don’t know if your family has the same crazy expectations but over here, the struggle is real. Most days my day seems to get away from me and then it’s either take-out or something I throw together for dinner. Thankfully, if I am a bit more on top of things, I can use my slow cooker. This circumvents the entire “What’s for dinner” conversation with myself at 3pm.

Delicious Slow Cooker Lasagna

Today, I tried a new recipe for Slow Cooker Lasagna from Ricardo. Unlike most slow cooker recipes I’ve used in the past, it only needs to cook for 4 hours which makes it perfect for a busy day. I can get Evan off to school, exercise and still have time to get dinner into the crockpot and ready in time for supper at 6. Perfect.

Since I made very few changes to the recipe, I am linking to it instead of rewriting it. I’ll note the changes I made below.

Assembling the Lasagna

I used a large oval crockpot. I wanted to cut the calories a teeny bit in my lasagna so I cooked and drained my Italian sausage before mixing it with the vegetables. Next time I would add the veggies in with the sausage to soften them a tiny bit before I add it to the crockpot. I also used light ricotta cheese and a bit less mozzarella on top.

Arranging the lasagna noodles

As you are layering your ingredients, remember that you can break the lasagna noodles as much as you need to for them to fit. You will never realize it in the final product.

Ready to Cut into the Lasagna

After 4 hours on low, you have ooey gooey lasagna and your house smells fantastic. Plus it makes a ton so I served it for dinner, froze 2 containers of lasagna and had leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

I can’t wait to try the other great Slow Cooker recipes from Ricardo after tasting this one. Do you want to try them to? Well, enter below to win Ricardo’s Slow Cooker Favourites cookbook.

Ricardo Slow Cooker Favourites Cookbook

 

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Erin W

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

I really want to try the Carbonade Flamande Stew, looks amazing!

Wanda Bergman

Monday 9th of November 2015

I'm most excigted to try the Slow Cooker Asian-Style Beef Stew.

Wanda Bergman

Monday 9th of November 2015

Oops! I meant "excited".

Stephanie LaPlante

Monday 9th of November 2015

I'm most excited to try the Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

missbobloblaw

Sunday 8th of November 2015

Oh the Slow Cooker Cheesecake sounds divine!

Cathy C

Saturday 7th of November 2015

Scalloped Potatoes Immediately followed by the cheesecake ...and I am not planning on sharing Is that wrong?! ...I think not!!!

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