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Recipes for a rainy day
April 24, 2012, 6:45 AM
Filed under: recipes

On rainy cold days we don’t always have as much energy and so sometimes we can fall into a rut.  This recipe for Lasagna I was given a long time ago but sad to say I don’t remember who gave it too me.  This is Crockpot Lasagna.

Ingredients: 

1lb ground beef                             1/2 cup grated Parm                                         1 chopped onion

28oz spaghetti (I use a chunky sauce)     4-6 oz ricotta (opt)                                   2 cloves garlic

1 (6oz) can tomato paste                 12 oz cottage cheese                                       1 1/2 tsp salt

Lasagna noodles 12oz uncooked     16oz shredded mozz cheese                        1tsp dried oregano

 

Directions:

1) Brown ground beef , onion, and garlic in fry pan.

2) Add tomato sauce, paste, salt, and oregano.  Cook till warm

3)  spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the crockpot.

4)  Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit) and top with cheeses.  If you choose to add ricotta cheese use 4-6 oz depending on the size of your crockpot.  You may also want to add more sauce to taste.

5) Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheeses until all are used up.

6) Cover and cook on low 4-5 hrs.

This is great to do when you are especially busy or feeling a little worn out.  The prep time is about 10 minutes.  And then you set it and go about your day.  Depending on the size of your family you can adapt this to the oven in a bake dish also When I cook in a dish I use a 9×13 pan and usually wind up with 4-5 layers.  Serves about 6-10 in a dish in the pot I seem to get a little more 8-12 servings.  I hope you enjoy!

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