Crock-Pot Lasagna Recipe from Jessica Seinfeld

Servings: Serves 6
Crock-Pot Lasagna Recipe
  • 1 can (14.4 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 containers (15 ounces each) fresh ricotta
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 12 lasagna noodles (about three-quarters of a 1-pound box)
  • 5 ounces (about 6 cups) baby spinach
In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, red pepper and black pepper. In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta, 1 cup of the mozzarella and Parmesan. 

In the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, spread a thin layer of the sauce. Top with 3 of the noodles (breaking to fit as necessary). Spread about 1 cup of the sauce over the noodles and layer with 2 cups of the spinach and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture. Repeat twice more with the noodles, sauce, spinach and cheese mixture. Top with the remaining 3 noodles, sauce and 1 cup mozzarella.

Cook on low, covered, until the noodles and potatoes are tender—especially in the center of the lasagna—about 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

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24 Responses to Crock-Pot Lasagna Recipe from Jessica Seinfeld

  1. Jenny says:

    I love anything that you can put in a crockpot! Good idea for the lasagna

  2. Ellen says:

    Me too! I already missed it in the recipe. You know what taste also good with lasagna? Some thin sliced salami. That kick is delicious. I think I prefer to do the lasagna in the oven for 45 minutes.

  3. starlaschat says:

    Im surprised lasagna in a crockpot. We just bought a new crockpot so I’m looking for new recipes. Yummy.:+)

  4. Nikki says:

    I will absolutely try this. Lasagna is Baileys favorite meal. I’d add hamburger also, and spinach is something I have always put in my lasagna. I mix it right in with the ricotta cheese.

  5. Karen Joy says:

    Im up to trying this but I too would like meat in it.I had my Aunts made with ground Italian sausage meat instead of ground was that ever good.
    Question..would I use fresh spinach or frozen?Im thinking it means fresh saying use baby spinach.
    JOY!You have NO worries with those oven ready noodles..they work great.I always add about 1/4 cup water though,just find it helps cook them better.Just drizzle around outside of lasagna.

    • Joy says:

      I’d put the spinach in raw but I’d chop it up. I saw her on a tv program with this recipe “after” it came out of the oven and I didn’t like the big pieces of it.

      Thanks. I’ll try those noodles.

    • Nikki says:

      I use Spinach in the bags, where you find bagged salads. Chop it up pretty good.

  6. Cheryl says:

    It’s in the crockpot now! However, I am confused by the instructions that say “cook until the noodles and POTATOES are tender…” Potatoes? I didn’t see those in the ingredients. Also, the instructions mention black pepper, when I don’t see this in ingredients either! Hope it turns out good!

    • Joy says:

      It’s supposed to just say noodles are tender and pepper to taste. A lot or recipes say salt and pepper to taste since people like it seasoned different.

  7. Pattie says:

    Hi. Was looking for reviews on this crockpot lasagna. Making it as we speak. Just wanted to let all of you who hate cooking the lasagna noodles in on something I saw on the view the other day. Joy Behar was making her lasagna and said that instead of boiling the noodles, she learned a trick from Ina Garten and that was to put them in a casserole dish with warm water covering them for about 20 minutes. Then she took them out, patted them dry and used them as she would cooked noodles in her lasagna. Haven’t tried it, but she said it’s a great shortcut.

  8. Brittney says:

    This is so very delicious. And super easy….but, I made it simpler by using:
    1 32 oz. can of Marinara Sauce (Trader Joes)
    1 cup of Quattro Formaggio cheese blend [parmesan, asiago, fontina and mild provolone] (Trader Joes)

    All you nee from here are the lasagna noodles and spinach! Who ever thought you could make lasagna with 4 ingredients?!

  9. I wonder if one could substitute lowfat cottage cheese for the ricotta?

  10. s k u says:


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