Spinach Lasagna

This easy spinach lasagna recipe doesn’t require pre-cooking the noodles, making prep a snap. It could be turned into a casserole if you substitute another kind of pasta for the noodles—ziti would work well.

Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna

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Slow Cooker Spinach Lasagna


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Description

This easy spinach lasagna recipe doesn’t require pre-cooking the noodles, making prep a snap. It could be turned into a casserole if you substitute another kind of pasta for the noodles—ziti would work well.


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Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) box lasagna noodles
  • 1 (32 oz.) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) container ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup water
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

Spray bottom and sides of a slow cooker with non-stick spray. Spread a few spoonfuls of sauce on the bottom of slow cooker to avoid noodles sticking. Break uncooked lasagna noodles into pieces; place 1/3 of the broken lasagna noodles in a layer on bottom of the pot. Pour about 1/3 of the sauce evenly over the noodles. Next, place 1/2 of the ricotta and 1/3 of the mozzarella over the sauce. Place 1/2 of the spinach on top of the cheese. Place a few spoonfuls of sauce lightly over the spinach. Repeat the layers starting with the broken noodles, then sauce, cheeses, spinach, and a little more sauce. Finally, layer the last 1/3 of the broken noodle pieces over the top. Cover noodles completely with remaining sauce. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over the top. Pour water around the edges; cover and cook on low for 3 hours.


  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: slow cooker, Italian, vegetarian, pasta


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