No-Mess-Easy-Slow-Cooker-Lasagna.

Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by Missourian, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Missourian
    Offline

    Missourian Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,281
    Thanks Received:
    4,799
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +8,124
    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 bag frozen pre-cooked meatballs
    • 1 (9 ounce) package no-boil lasagna noodles
    • 12 ounces ricotta cheese
    • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    • 2 (26 ounce) jars Prego Mini-Meatball pasta sauce
    DIRECTIONS

    1. Put frozen meatballs in the fridge the night before to thaw.
    2. Cut thawed meatballs in half.
    3. Line interior of slow cooker with Reynold's Slow Cooker Bag.
    4. Layer beginning with sauce:
      • Sauce
      • No-boil noodles (you may need to break noodles to fit or fill voids)
      • Ricotta cheese (thin spread, a little more than filling the noodle ridges)
      • Meatball halves
      • Mozzarella cheese
      [*]Repeat layers ending with mozzarella cheese (I had 4 layers in a 6 qt slow cooker, if you only have a 4 qt or smaller - halve this recipe).
      [*]
      Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. 5 minutes before serving, top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover to melt cheese.
    Made this for the first time yesterday and it was excellent...and no mess.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  2. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    That sounds great! Do you 'open' the bag to line it or do you build the lasagna in the bag?
     
  3. Missourian
    Offline

    Missourian Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,281
    Thanks Received:
    4,799
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +8,124

    It's your lucky day...i've got my camera right here.

    This is the bag when it comes out of the box:

    [​IMG]


    And here it is lining the slow cooker:

    [​IMG]

    Then build the lasagna right in the bag.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  4. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Oh, you ARE good! Going to try that after shopping this weekend! Thank you!
     
  5. Missourian
    Offline

    Missourian Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,281
    Thanks Received:
    4,799
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +8,124
    My pleasure.
     
  6. PoliticalChic
    Offline

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    55,686
    Thanks Received:
    15,593
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ratings:
    +24,824
    I want to try that as well. I wonder if I can find a liner for my 7 quart slow cooker. If not, I guess I can throw the pot in the dishwasher.
     
  7. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,559
    Thanks Received:
    15,607
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,870
    o i love the slow cooker bags.....that is something new to me..thanks
     
  8. Shadow
    Offline

    Shadow BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    5,282
    Thanks Received:
    925
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Land Of Enchantment
    Ratings:
    +926
    That sounds really good. I may have to try that this weekend!
     
  9. Otter_Creek
    Offline

    Otter_Creek worst president ever

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    772
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    The Former USA
    Ratings:
    +144
    That does sound really good, Thanks for the recipie.
     
  10. Jon
    Offline

    Jon The CPA

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,101
    Thanks Received:
    1,276
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Fayetteville, AR
    Ratings:
    +1,281
    If I drive to Missouri, will you cook this for me?
     

Share This Page