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Crock Pot Lasagna


  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1(28 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1(6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons salt
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12ounces cottage cheese (we like 2%)
  • 1⁄2cup grated parmesan cheese or 1⁄2 cup asiago cheese
  • 12ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 16ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in frypan.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and oregano.
  • Cook long enough to get it warm.
  • Spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit) and top with cheeses.
  • Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheeses until all are used up.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.



    I added cheddar cheese the 2nd time I made it and it was delicious. You do have to watch closely so it does not overcook.

  • Robyn:)

    We had this tonight and it was so delicious and easy to make. I used sausage, half sweet half spicy, riccotta cheese, no salt and added the 1 and 1/2 cups of water that other reviewers suggested.My family loved it, I would give it 10 stars if I could. Thanks Dorothy for a wonderful recipe.

  • Susan H

    Just a warning. Don’t try to rush this recipe by setting the crock pot on high. I did that and the edges burned and left a burn flavor throughout. I know it would have been yummy otherwise. Also, next time I’m going to try replacing half the ground beef with spiced sausage to give it a kick.

  • dale!

    Absolutely incredible! This was so delicious and easy. Mine was done after only 4 hours. I then turned the crockpot to the warm setting so it wouldn’t be overcooked. I think this will become a regular in my house!

  • Lisa Vitale

    UNBELIEVEABLE…Trust the recipe and it will turn out terrific… must add one half cup around the outside…..five hours later you wont believe you added it. WE will make this again!!

  • HoosierMomOf5

    This smelled so good while cooking….just about drove me mad waiting for it! Unfortunately, it burned and it was only in there for five hours. (BUT I think that’s just my crockpot). Still what we managed to salvage was just fabulous. I added some basil and parsley and it was wonderful!!! Definite keeper. It’s so much less time-consuming and less messy than my lasagna…and still as good. Thanks!

  • kmk118

    I made this recipe this am. I was afraid it would be dry, (based on previous reviews), so I poured red wine, (not cooking wine) around the noodles and sauce. It came out great, and incredibly easy! The next time I make this, I will doctor up the sauce with a lot more garlic, green pepper, and hot sauce!!! M

  • TrinkDawg

    Ooooh, if you’re nervous about making your own lasagna, don’t be! I made this exactly as the recipe said but then added about 1 1/2 cups water around the lasagna before I cooked it, as per another review. It was excellent! Mine finished cooking in about 5 hours so I turned it to low for the last 3. It was perfect and *much* better than a store bought. Easy, quick prep, fantastic taste. Three checks in my book. Thanks Dorothy!

  • Shell2

    This was great. I added the water around the edges and used “no boil” lasagna noodles. Will make it again soon!

  • Missy Merrill

    This was just toooooo easy!! And it was VERY good!! I put this in my crock pot (I have an oblong sized model) and some Italian Parmesan Bread in my bread machine and I went to work. When I came home, my whole house smelled wonderful!! Thanks Dorothy!!