First, let my say that when you dish it up, straight out of the crockpot, it does not look this pretty. Honestly, it looks like a sloppy mess. This picture was actually taken of the leftovers. Once it’s cooked, it cuts perfectly and looks much prettier. But, who am I kidding, no one in my family cares about pretty lasagna. They just want yummy lasagna.
Here’s what I did:
15 oz ricotta
2 cups mozzarella
1 cup Parmesan
2 cups chopped spinach
1 tsp salt
dash of pepper
I buy 2 bottles of Newman’s Own Alfredo sauce when I make lasagna. For this recipe I also bought some precooked chicken sausage. It was one of those yummy sausages from Costco that has sundried tomatoes and cheese inside. I’ve also made it with browned Italian sausage, but use what you like.
Pour a little Alfredo in the bottom of the crockpot. Then put in a layer of lasagna noodles. I use the kind that you don’t need to boil ahead of time. The noodles are rectangular and my crockpot is oval, so I had to break the noodles up so they would fit. Next comes a few spoonfuls of the ricotta mixture, then chicken sausage, and a handful of mozzarella cheese. I continued alternating those ingredients until I ran out.
I set my crockpot to low for 5 hours, and then had it switch to warm until I got home. (I love having a crockpot that I can program like that!)
Happy cooking, friends! You’re going to love this!!!