The other day Puddie told me he wanted to invite some work buddies over for dinner… so, I thought that was a perfect time to pull another recipe from my Goode & Gooseberry Project!
I chose Crockpot Lasagna after seeing how my bloggy pal Lana’s recent Gooseberry Patch Best Ever Lasagna turned out (different recipe–check it out!) and thought it would be perfect for Puddie’s hungry crew.
So, I started out with making some seasoned ground beef in my new favorite kitchen uber-tool, my Micro-cooker!
I chopped it up into finer crumbles with my mix ‘n chop and then I got down to business makin’ my meat sauce.
I added the sauce, paste and water
The mushrooms… oh how I heart mushrooms!
When my college roommate and I were in high school, we would always order the best mushroom pizzas from the local pizza place and eat a whole one between us. Nothing beat a mushroom pizza from Daves!
Now only one person loves them more than me. Aunt Lou just adores mushrooms…don’t you Lou???
I might just be fibbin’… 😉
Now ya add some oregano, 1 T to be exact… and salt to taste
Now mix ‘er up and set aside.
Now grab your cheeses… 2 Cups Mozzarella
12 oz. Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup Parm… Now, I would have preferred to grate my own, but the store was out… so I got shredded. I love fresh parm… but the powdered stuff… not so much…just sayin’
Now stir it all up
Now put a layer of your meat sauce on the bottom of your crock pot.
Grumble because yet again you accidentally grabbed the “oven ready” lasagna instead of just regular. I much prefer regular noodles…just sayin’
Put a layer of noodles down anyhow 😉
Put a layer of cheese and then realize you forgot to take a picture 😉 Now repeat layers 2 more times and end with sauce on top!
Cook on low for 5 hrs…
Now serve up to a hungry crew of rail roaders 😉
Perfect slow cooker lasagna recipe from Gooseberry Patch's Mom's Favorite Recipes.
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 Clove Garlic- Minced
- 1 16 oz Can of Tomato Sauce
- 1 6 oz Can of Tomato Paste
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- Salt to Taste
- 1 4 oz Can of Mushrooms-Drained
- 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella
- 12 oz Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan
- Lasagna Noodles- Uncooked
- Brown Beef, garlic and onion then drain.
- Combine sauce, paste, oregano, salt and mushrooms with beef.
- In a separate bowl, combine cheeses.
- In a crockpot, layer sauce, then noodles, then cheese three times ending on a fourth layer of sauce.
- Cook on low for 5 hours