Slow Cooker Meat Lasagna

I love meat lasagna with all it’s wonderful flavors and textures! What’s not to love?

The work.  I know, it can take forever to make a really good lasagna from scratch.  I hate boiling noodles and all that! Well friends, I’ve perfected a slow cooker meat lasagna that I think you’re going to love.  It’s all the wonderful things you love about the original version but with less fuss.

Make this yummy and easy Lasagna in your slow cooker. Perfect for a tasty dinner, parties, or for a friend


Imagine coming home from work to the wonderful aroma of lasagna!  I made the meat sauce the night before, then add everything to the slow cooker in the morning.  Dinner time is a breeze – and delicious!

Slow Cooker Meat Lasagna
A delicious slow cooker lasagna with a homemade meat sauce.
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  1. Ingredients for the Meat Sauce
  2. 1 lb lean ground hamberger
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 2 gloves garlic, grated
  5. 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  6. 1/2 medium pepper, chopped fine
  7. 3 cans (15oz each) tomato sauce
  8. 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  9. Salt and Pepper to taste
  10. 1 container (15oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
  11. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Ingredients for Assembling Lasagna in the Slow Cooker
  1. 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  2. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  3. 15 uncooked lasagna noodles
  4. Meat Sauce (recipe above)
Directions for the Meat Sauce
  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and peppers and cook until tender.
  3. Using a micro-plane, grate the garlic into the pan. Cook for 1 minute, taking care not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add the hamburger and season with salt and pepper. Brown the meat, stirring constantly. Drain off the excess grease.
  5. To the skillet, add the tomato sauce and reduce the heat.
  6. Stir in the dried basil, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses.
  7. Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes.*
Directions for Assembling Lasagna in the Slow Cooker
  1. Break the noodles into pieces and set aside.
  2. Spoon a quarter of the meat sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Top with some of the noodles, then add a third mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  4. Repeat the layers (meat sauce, noodles, a third of the cheeses).
  5. Top this layer with the remaining meat sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese, but reserve the mozzarella cheese for later (store in the fridge).
  7. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the noodles are tender.
  8. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  9. Cover and let the cheeses melt.
  1. *If you're making this the night before as I do, let the mixture cool then put into a resealable container and refrigerate.
Miss Information
 While your cheese is melting make sure you coax the kiddos to set the table and wash up!  Trust me, you’re going to love this dish!  It’s cheesy, with just a hint of garlic and basil… the sauce is hearty and the noodles perfectly cooked.  I’m craving another bowl right now, actually!

Slow Cooker Lasagna with a homemade meat sauce. Make double the sauce and freeze it for later!

Have you ever made lasagna in the slow cooker before?

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  1. says

    This looks SO good! I’ll have to try this — last time I made slow cooker lasagna it was all dry and nasty. Aka, not good.

  2. Amanda (Moming About) says

    OMG. I’m starving now. Thank you very much. :) Definitely pinning. The words slow cooker and crock pot are like music to my ears (or eyes, for that matter)! What recipe plug in are you using or do you format it that beautifully on your own?

    • msinfoblog says

      Hi Amanda, thanks so much for pinning. Crockpot recipes are my favorite! I use Recipe Card on WordPress, I\’m not quite that talented on my own ha ha! I see you are on a blogspot address, when I was in Blogger I used print friendly

      • Amanda (Moming About) says

        I have never even heard about print friendly (I mean other than the obvious: something being print friendly).


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