Saturday, May 30, 2009


This is my newest favorite recipe. All 3 of the kids gobbled it up:)
Just thought I'd share! Enjoy!


1 pound lean ground beef, cooked and drained
32 ounce jar of your favorite red pasta sauce
16 ounces cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1/2 box (4.5 ounces) no boil lasagna noodles, gently broken in half if needed.
(I used regular noodles and they worked FINE!!)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup onion, finely minced
2 cups (8 ounces) Mozzarella cheese
shredded Parmesan cheese, to taste
Olive oil or cooking spray, as needed

Grease the inside of your slow cooker with olive oil or cooking spray.
Combine beef, sauce, spices, garlic and onion in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
Combine cheese, except for Parmesan, in a separate medium-sized bowl.
In the slow cooker, start with the beef mixture (about a fifth depending on the size of your cooker). Top with a layer of no boil noodles, then crumble on a thin layer of the cheese mixture (about a fifth). Repeat layers, ending with the beef layer on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. (I did 4 layers of cheese, 4 layers of noodles, and 5 layers of meat)
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve with salad and garlic bread.
(Mine was ready in 3 hours!)

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  1. Hi becky... so you're a sale-out too, huh. Awesome. I would love to see how you guys are doning! hope all is well and feel free to write about any gross or nasty things your boys do!

  2. mmm...sounds right up my alley. I'm such a lazy cook.