Sunday, May 15, 2011

Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna

I have found some really good slow cooker recipes from Real Simple magazine.  That's how I found my favorite tacos!  Here's another keeper, which I found in the March 2011 issue:


  1. In a bowl, mix together the spinach, ricotta, and ½ cup of the Parmesan. In a second bowl, mix together the marinara sauce and ½ cup water.
  2. Spread ¾ cup of the marinara mixture in the bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with 2 noodles (breaking to fit), ¾ cup of the remaining marinara mixture, half the spinach mixture, and ½ cup of the mozzarella; repeat. Top with the remaining noodles, marinara mixture, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  3. Cover and cook on low until the noodles are tender, 3 ½ to 4 hours.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the lettuce, cucumber, and onion and toss to combine. Serve with the lasagna.

My changes: I used reduced fat ricotta, store-bought marinara (2 jars since I like a lot of sauce), reduced-fat mozz cheese.  Oh, I forgot to thaw the spinach, so I nuked it until it thawed.  Then "squoze" it:

Yes, I am wearing my bathrobe.  This was at 6am.

I have to say, it came out really, really good!

Before cooking

The Final Product!
I served with some more sauce (like I said, I love sauce!) and a veggie on the side.  The Husband and Toddler loved!


  1. Ooooh I love slow cooker recipes!! This looks so tasty! I think I'm going to give it a try!

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  2. I made this and loved it!!! I used whole wheat noodles and it was delish. There was a bit too much water, probably because I used WW, but I will make this again!! YUMMMY

  3. Oh my goodness this looks so yummy. Will have to give it a try!


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