Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tasty Tuesday ::: Slow Cooker Lasagna

So Robyn and I have come up with genius idea of
posting recipes that have a healthier spin.
We will post these recipes on Tuesdays, hence, Tasty Tuesday. Clever, huh?
I decided to post a crock pot recipe today because, seriously, who doesn't
love the crock pot?
If you try this recipe, let us know how you liked it! :)
For all you fellow Weight Watcher peeps out there,
this recipe is 10 points per serving, FYI.


Slow Cooker Lasagna
Prep time: 20 min *Cook time: 360 min *  Serves: 6
 
Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes; simmer 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Spoon 1/3 of beef mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Break 3 lasagna sheets in half and arrange over beef mixture; top with half of ricotta mixture. Repeat with another layer and finish with remaining 1/3 of beef mixture.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours. Remove cover; turn off heat and season to taste, if desired.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over beef mixture. Cover and set aside until cheese melts and lasagna firms up, about 10 minutes. Yields 1/6th of dish per serving.

Notes

  • To boost your vegetable intake, add a can of zucchini in tomato sauce to the meat mixture. You can also add 2 cups of sliced shiitake mushrooms to the beef mixture.

2 comments:

Will Guthrie said...

Love recipe ideas. And with points added. Can't wait to try this one.
Aunt Jo
(Can't figure out how to get out of Will's name. Oh well..)

Hope Jeffcoat said...

Let me know what you think. I love the crock pot but I love easy recipes more. Killed 2 birds with one stone here :)