This was part of the 10 Day Crockpot Challenge I ran in nov. of 2011. Scroll down for reviews and pics!

In attempt to try some fun recipe switches with other food/life bloggers I’m researching on exactly how to do that so let’s give it a shot. This is from Shannon’s site Home of the “What’s Cooking Wednesday” http://shanrev.blogspot.com/search/label/What%27s%20Cooking%20Wednesday   This is a tried and favorite recipe and I chose this one because it’s been tried by others and loved as well! What’s better than an easy lasagna you can make and leave for the day!!??

Lasagna

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 (12 ounce) package lasagna noodles (Use Smart noodles or whole grain)
  • 6 ounces cottage cheese (Reduced Fat)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (Reduced Fat)
  • 1/2 pound shredded mozzarella cheese (Reduced Fat)

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until brown. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, and oregano and stir until well incorporated. Cook until heated through.
  • In a large bowl mix together the cottage cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Spoon a layer of the meat mixture onto the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a double layer of the uncooked lasagna noodles. Break to fit noodles into slow cooker. Top noodles with a portion of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layering of sauce, noodles, and cheese until all the ingredients are used.
  • Cover, and cook on LOW setting for 4 to 6 hours.

THE VERDICT IS IN:

AUNTY’S VERDICT:

She thought it was a bit dry, thought maybe she over cooked it, maybe, I remember having ALOT of sauce in mine so it could be anything, but every review counts, also it teaches us what to watch for so in this case watch to see if it’s over cooking!

 

MY COUSIN’S VERDICT:

She thought it was super good!! She loved it too….

THIS MOMMA’S VERDICT:

OMG IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS RECIPE!!! I followed it to a T, for the tomato sauce I really recommend either using your own homemade sauce or buy a flavored jarred kind, I used Newman’s Sausage & Peppers. If you use just plain tomato sauce I don’t think it will have the taste this one did! That’s my only one recommendation!! Mine cooked in just under 3 hours. It was very simple to put together, the recipe calls for you to put the sauce and paste into the hamburger mixture when frying it however I did not because my pan wasn’t big enough, all it wants you to do is mix it so you have it all together to make the layers so I just used a large bowl, put my sauce, paste and seasoning in that bowl and poured the cooked meat into that bowl, mixed it and then used that to make the layers. SO EASY!!! And I have lots of leftovers!