Crock Pot Lasagna

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Cooking a delicious, hearty Italian dinner just got easier with this Crock Pot Lasagna! Put everything in the Crock Pot – including uncooked noodles – and let it slow cook while you go about your day. Then serve up a meal your whole family will love!

A slice of crock pot lasagna on a white plate with a gold fork

Crock Pot Lasagna

Cheesy and perfectly seasoned this Crock Pot Lasagna recipe is not only delicious, it is definitely the easiest way to make lasagna. You don’t have to boil the lasagna noodles ahead of time and deal with wet, sticky noodles. They cook in the sauce and come out perfectly every time — not crunchy and not too soft.

A scoop of crock pot lasagna being taken out of a slow cooker

Tricks of the Trade

There is a tip I would suggest when making this lasagna. I have had several slow cookers through the years, and they all seem to have a “hot spot” where the food cooks faster and can burn. This tends to happen with dense dishes, like this lasagna or other casserole type dishes. It’s not the end of the world if this happens, but it can be prevented. I learned this trick from Karen at 365 Days of Slow Cooking. Layer and fold sheets of heavy-duty foil until you have a six-layer foil rectangle. Press the rectangle into the “hot spot” side of the slow cooker insert. The food will help hold the foil in place during cooking. To help with clean-up and to hold the foil rectangle in place, you can also line the entire slow cooker with foil. Keep in mind when making this lasagna that all slow cookers don’t cook the same. This lasagna cooked beautifully in 4 hours on low in my Crock Pot, but it may take more or less time depending on your slow cooker.

A slice of crock pot lasagna on a white plate with a gold fork

More Pasta Dishes To Try

For me, pasta is one of the ultimate comfort foods. One of the great things about it, is how diverse it is. You can make such a wide variety fo pasta dishes with all kinds of flavors, like these:

How To Make Crock Pot Lasagna

A slice of crock pot lasagna on a white plate with a gold fork

Crock Pot Lasagna

5 from 7 votes
Cooking a delicious, hearty Italian dinner just got easier with this Crock Pot Lasagna! Put everything in the slow cooker – including uncooked noodles – and serve up a meal your whole family will love!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and oregano. Cook long enough for the sauce to get warm.
    Tomato sauce, ground beef, and onions cooked in a skillet
  • Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon ⅓ of the meat sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a double layer of lasagna noodles, about ⅓ of the package. Break the noodles to fit the inside of the slow cooker and cover the meat sauce. Top noodles with ⅓ of the Cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Mozzarella cheese. Repeat with two more layers of sauce, noodles, and cheeses.
    Meat sauce, lasagna noodles, and cheese layered in a crock pot
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
    Crock Pot Lasagna cooking in a white crock pot with the lid on
  • Serve immediately. Makes 10 servings.
    Fully cooked crock pot lasagna in a white crock pot

Nutrition Information

Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 29gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1420mgPotassium: 746mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 960IUVitamin C: 10.5mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 3mg

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Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was the easiest lasagna we’ve ever had. The house smelled amazing for the entire afternoon as it cooked. And I was a little intrigued making it with raw noodles – but they turned out perfectly cooked and with such delicious flavor and texture. Thanks for another winning recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    What a great idea to use the slow cooker for a recipe like this! I will definitely put this on my list of things to try!

    1. You can use either. I usually prefer the hand grated but you can use whatever you have on hand. Hope this helps!

  3. This looks awesome-can’t wait to try it! I’m always looking for more slow cooker recipes. Now that they have gluten-free lasagna noodles, I’ll pass this recipe along to my daughter.

  4. This sounds so good! I’ve added the ingredients to my grocery list and can hardly wait to try it.

    One Question: In all the slow cooker recipes the size is never mentioned. I have a 6 or 6.5 oval quart. Does size and shape matter?

  5. You can use regular noodles dry when making lasagna in the oven. I NEVER boil my noodles and I hate the no boil noodles they are weird. Just be sure you have plenty of sauce covering the layers and it comes out perfectly!

  6. So you use regular lasagna noodles and not the no boil noodles? I would really like that if you use regular ones! This looks so good…I will be trying this next weekend!