Slow Cooker Lasagna

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Slow Cooker LasagnaRecipe

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

8 servings

Ingredients

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4 cups Bolognese sauce (recipe below)
9 lasagna sheets, uncooked
1 1/2 cups Ricotta filling
3/4 cup Crystal Farms Finely Shredded Asiago & Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup Crystal Farms Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Ricotta Filling:
1/4 cup Crystal Farms Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
1/2 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic
6 ounce Crystal Farms® Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Crystal Farms Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1 egg
Bolognese Sauce:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces 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 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano, dried crushed
1/4 teaspoon basil, dry flakes
Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Finely Shredded 6 Cheese Italian

Preparation

Prep: 45 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hours

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 3/4 cup of Ricotta filling over the Bolognese and then top with a 1/4 cup of shredded Asiago & Parmesan cheese.

Repeat steps 2-4.

Top with 1/4 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of shredded Asiago & Parmesan cheese.

Cook lasagna on high for 2 1/2-3 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, carrots, 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.

Created date

May 2016