This recipe is by far a favorite for on the go people! Stick it in the crock pot and come home to an amazing smelling house! I forgot to get a picture after we plated the lasagna because everyone was so hungry that night! But take my word, its fabulous! Not always pretty, but still, delish!
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion
2 tbs garlic, minced
2- 26oz jars/cans of spaghetti sauce
2 cups water
30 oz. small curd cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
4 tbs dry parsley
1 tbs Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
Lasagna noodles, UNcooked!
First, cook the hamburger and in a large skillet until no more pink. Drain, add back to the pan. Then add the garlic, onion and seasoning. Cook until the onions start to soften then add the spaghetti sauce and water. Cover and let simmer on low while you get the cheese mixture ready.
For the cheese mixture, Mix the cottage cheese, 3 cups of the mozzarella (save the rest for later), 1/2 cup of parmesean cheese, the eggs, and some salt and pepper. Mix well. (hold the rest of the cheese for the topping later!)
Spray your crock pot with non stick spray. Pour some of the sauce in the bottom of the pot. Layer your UNCOOKED lasagna noodles. Break them to make them fit as much as possible. (sorry I didn’t take a picture of this, I did not have much time) Next you add some of the cheese mixture. It may seem hard to spread but be patient, you will get it. Then top with more meat sauce, then noodles, then cheese. Keep going until your out. Make sure you leave some sauce for the top!
Turn on low and cook for about 4-6 hours. Took about 5 hours for me. When it is done, the liquid will all be gone and the noodles will be soft. Turn it down to warm or off and add the rest of the cheeses on top and put the lid back on for about 10-15 minutes. This may sound complicated but once you make it, you will see how simple it is. Feel free to add some veggies in there somewhere if you want. Olives, mushrooms and bell peppers go wonderful! You could even do half Italian sausage and half ground beef. Many different options, this is just a base recipe (which is still delish)!