Frugal Recipe: Quick Crockpot Lasagna

Posted on Sep 19 2011 - 11:00am by Heather Brummett

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Lasagna can be very difficult to make, but when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to share it! As a working mom, making delicious homemade dinners isn’t always easy, so I love finding recipes that work for our busy lifestyle. The thing I hate most is the prep time…this recipe only takes 25 minutes! How easy is that? Just let the crockpot do the rest!!



1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3 cans (15 ounces each) Italian-style tomato sauce
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
1 container (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
15 uncooked lasagna noodles


  1. Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  2. Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Refrigerate remaining mozzarella cheese while lasagna cooks.)
  3. Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 5 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  4. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender.
  5. Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.
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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Dianna thomas September 24, 2011 at 2:11 am - Reply

    yummo now your making me hungry

  2. Stephanie Phelps October 3, 2011 at 7:26 am - Reply

    I recently had the chance to try this recipe and let me tell you it did not disappoint. My family loved it and there were no leftovers. The kids and hubs has asked for it 2 other times since and I have not had the ingredients. Going this week and will be buying enough for at least 2 and maybe doubling to have left overs.

  3. Jacqueline Griffin October 6, 2011 at 12:37 am - Reply

    I’m going to try this one. We love lasagna! This looks fun!

  4. jenn October 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    this sounds amazing. i have bookmarked it and hope to make it soon

  5. maria decker October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am - Reply

    so yummy….cant wait to try it !

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