Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

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I have a couple of wonderful things to share with you today.

GoodBite Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy has just been released and is available for purchase. This is a cookbook created by food blogger contributors to (including me!) and photographed by the very talented Matt Armendariz. Today I’m sharing a Slow Cooker Lasagna recipe from the cookbook that has only 5 ingredients. Click the box below for a quick How-To video:

If you’re a busy person with little time for dinner, this cookbook is one to have at hand. You’ll find 140 recipes for quick and delicious family dinners… things like Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu & Rice Casserole, Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas, Blueberry Pulled Pork, Fast Fish Tacos, One Pot Macaroni & Cheese, Sweet Gingery Tofu, and Slow Cooker Jambalaya.

This dinner recipe was a big hit in my house.  And I’m so happy to have another slow-cooker recipe that I can use for busy days where I don’t have time to cook.  How cool is it that a slow cooker can make lasagna for you?  Yes.  Very cool, indeed!

Slow Cooker Lasagna

There is nothing like coming home at the end of a long day and having dinner ready to put on the table!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 6 hrs


1 pound cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Two 26-ounce jars marinara sauce
2 pounds lean ground beef, cooked
One 9-ounce package lasagna noodles


1. Place the cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese in a medium bowl and stir to combine.

2. Add a thin layer of pasta sauce to the bottom of a slow cooker. Add a thin layer of the cooked ground beef and a layer of the noodles, breaking the noodles to make them fit. Top the noodle layer with a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used, ending with a layer of sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve hot.


*Choose a type of marinara sauce that has garlic and Italian spices mixed in.
*Possible add-in: Frozen, defrosted spinach- squeezed dry.
*Substitution/additions: Ricotta cheese, ground turkey.

Source: (re-printed with permission from Good Bite Weeknight Meals)

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  • JM wrote:

    Hi there and thank you for this easy lasagna!!! Mine turned out pretty good except it was really watery – and impossible to get out of the slow cooker in a lasagna square….I was worried about the latter….not the former. Any idea how to avoid the soupiness next time? And HOW does yours actually look like lasagna? Mine looked like Lasagna Helper! Just a mess. But tasty….next time I will spice mine up with some better sauce (didn’t see your note on that until after I was done)…..or if I just have plain marinara again I will add some spices and garlic or something. Thanks again!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      My guess is that you must have used a marinara sauce that was more on the thin side?

  • Kristen M. wrote:

    My 8 year old son called this the best lasagna ever. I’m not sure that it deserves the honor of “best ever” but I’m happy to have pleased my picky kid. I’ll be making this again as it couldn’t be easier to make.

  • Leigh wrote:

    I LOVED this recipe! Soo easy, and its really nice to have a lower fat lasagna that I can have ready when I get home late. I found a veggie lasagna recipe that I want to try, but I’d like to adapt it for the slow cooker. However, I am totally ignorant as to how to do it. The veggie lasagna I found bakes a total of 40 mins in the oven, and has zucchini, carrots, yellow squash and broccoli in it. If anyone can offer some help as to how long this veggie version needs to cook in the slow cooker or any other suggestions I would be very grateful!! Thanks!

  • Kim Riley wrote:

    Our favorite “go-to” meal this past summer and into fall (we go in cycles) has been pasta with zucchini, walnuts and golden raisins. I know – doesn’t sound like much, but the combination is delicious!

  • Babs wrote:

    My favorite go to week night meal is one flavor or another of panini. Usually a side of fruit and salad. Yum!

  • Shauna wrote:

    Looks easy & delicious! So trying it this week! Thank you!

  • Kristen M. wrote:

    My latest quick-dinner obsession are Dutch Apple Pancakes. The ingredients are easy to throw together and the pancake bakes in about 20 minutes.