I love spending time in the kitchen but sometimes it is nice to just fill the slow cooker with a family friendly meal and leave it be for 4 or 5 hours, come back and enjoy!
Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 – 29oz. can tomato sauce
1 c. water
1 – 6oz. can tomato paste
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 – 8oz. pkg. oven ready lasagna noodles
4 c. (16oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 ½ c. (12oz.) small curd cottage cheese
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
in a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano; mix well. Spread a fourth of the meat sauce in an ungreased 5 – quart slow cooker. Arrange a third of the noodles over the sauce (break noodles if necessary). Combine the cheese; spoon a third of the mixture over noodles. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining meat sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until noodles are tender.