Mini Meatball Crockpot Lasagna

I wanted to make a lasagna in the Crock-Pot. I didn’t have any ground beef on hand but I did have some mini meatballs in the freezer so I used them instead. It came out great.

Mini Meatball Crockpot Lasagna

9 Servings

Mini Meatball Crockpot Lasagna

I wanted to make a lasagna in the crockpot. I didn’t have any ground beef on hand but I did have some mini meatballs in the freezer so I used them instead. It came out great.

Ingredients:

  • 32 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounce) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 pound italian style mini meatballs
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces italian cheese blend, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 12 ounce package oven ready lasagna noodles

Directions:

  1. Put a crockpot liner inside crockpot.
  2. Spray the inside of the liner lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Place the spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, seasoning and meatballs in a medium saucepan, stir to blend.
  4. Heat over medium to low heat for about 10 minutes or until meatballs are thawed.
  5. Using a slotted spoon remove meatballs from sauce onto a plate.
  6. Slice each meatball in half, set plate aside.
  7. Remove saucepan from heat.
  8. In a medium bowl combine cottage cheese and italian cheese blend.
  9. Spread 1/4 of the sauce into the bottom of the crockpot.
  10. Place one layer of uncooked lasagna noodles over the sauce, breaking them if necessary.
  11. Spoon 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the noodles.
  12. Strategically place about 1/2 of halved meatballs onto the cheese mixture.
  13. Drizzle with 1/3 of the remaining sauce.
  14. Repeat the layering of noodles,remaining cheese mix, remaining meatballs and 1/2 of remaining sauce.
  15. Lay down another layer of noodles, and spread with the remaining sauce.
  16. Cover, cook on high for 1 hour.
  17. Reduce heat to low and cook covered for an additional 3 hours or until noodles are soft.
  18. Sprinkle mozarella cheese on top.
  19. Replace lid and cook on low for an additional hour, or until cheese melts.
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