Ingredients

  • canned tomato sauce 29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • cottage cheese 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • ground beef 1 lb. ground beef
  • lasagna noodles 8 oz pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • ricotta cheese 1 cup ricotta cheese (part-skim)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • garnish Garnish with fresh basil and parsley.
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How to make it

  1. Spray the inside of a 6 quart or bigger crock pot with cooking spray.Cook the ground beef until brown and stir in tomato sauce (and any additional herbs you may want in the sauce, like basil, oregano and parsley).
  2. Spread a thin layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the crock pot. Lay the uncooked noodles over the sauce so they cover the sauce (about 1/3 of the package and I break them to fit).
  3. Combine the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese and 3 1/2 cups of mozzarella in a bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the cheeses over the noodles.Repeat these layers twice (sauce, noodles, cheese) and top with remaining sauce and sprinkle the 1/2 cup of remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the lasagna.Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until noodles are soft (don't overcook!) and let stand in crock pot for at least 5 minutes with lid off when done cooking.
  4. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and basil.
  5. Serve and enjoy!