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Slow Cooker Lasagna

Homemade lasagna is possible on a weeknight – and made exceptionally easy – with the help of your slow cooker!

Ingredients

Ricotta Filling

Bolognese Sauce

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz ground beef
  • 8 oz ground pork
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 carrot, diced
  • 1/2 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup red wine (dry)
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano, dried crushed
  • 1/4 tsp basil, dry flakes
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Instructions

  • Spread 1 cup of Bolognese sauce on the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Spread the sauce evenly on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Top with a single layer of three uncooked pasta sheets.
  • Top with 1 cup of Bolognese sauce and spread evenly over the pasta, making sure the sauce covers all of the pasta.
  • Evenly spread ¾ cup of Ricotta filling over the Bolognese and then top with a ¼ cup of shredded Asiago & Parmesan cheese.
  • Repeat steps 2-4.
  • Top with another layer of pasta, followed with the final cup of Bolognese sauce.
  • Top with ¼ cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup of shredded Asiago & Parmesan cheese.
  • Cook lasagna on high for 2 ½-3 hours, or until a knife can be easily inserted and removed and the pasta is fully cooked.
  • Serve.

Ricotta Filling

  • Combine the grated Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  • Add the Mozzarella cheese, Part-Skim Ricotta cheese and eggs to the mixture and process. Reserve in the refrigerator until needed.

Bolognese Sauce

  • Heat a large 12-quart stock pot over medium heat.
  • Brown the ground beef and pork in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Remove from pan and reserve.
  • Add the onions, carrot, celery and garlic to the same pan used to cook meat and cook on low heat. Simmer until vegetables are soft and flavorful.
  • Pour red wine into the pot and reduce until almost dry.
  • Add tomato, salt and seasoning, and then simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours.

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