This slow cooker lasagna is perfect for anyone who wants to make a mouth-wateringly good lasagna ahead of time so that you can have it ready for when you get home. It’s pretty easy to make but does require a bit of time to prepare especially when compared to most other slow cooker recipes.
This is great if you need to cook for a crowd, this recipe should feed about 6 people. As with any lasagna this also goes great alongside some garlic bread. If you have leftovers simply wrap it up and either freeze or keep it in the fridge. It tastes pretty good even reheated!
For this recipe I make a cheese sauce that can be difficult to get right. If you prefer an easier cheesy layer then I recommend making a mix of 2 cups shredded cheese, 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese and finally 1 cup of grated parmesan. Use this cheese mix in place of the cheese sauce.
If you want to see a video that takes you through everything you need to know and do for this recipe, then please check the video below.
Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe
500g (17 ½ oz.) ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 tsp. garlic, crushed
4 Tbsp. tomato paste
2x 525g (18 ½ oz.) tin of crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
500g (17 ½ oz.) lasagna sheets (Oven Ready)
2 Tbsp. plain flour
2 cups milk
1 Tsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup grated cheese
¼ cup parmesan
Salt & Pepper
Once the oil is hot, add the onion & garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent.
Add the beef mince and cook until browned.
Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, basil, sugar and oregano.
Place to the side.
Add the flour and whisk together. Cook for a further 30 seconds.
Slowly whisk in the milk trying to avoid any lumps.
Cook for 1 & 1/2 minutes. Continue to whisk then cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals until the milk has thickened.
Whisk in the cheese and mustard. Season with salt & pepper, place to the side.
Putting it altogether
Add one layer of lasagna sheets then top this with the bolognese sauce until it covers the sheets. Spoon the cheese sauce on top of the bolognese sauce it should roughly cover it.
Repeat until you run out of sauce or lasagna sheets. Make sure you finish off with a cheese layer on top.
Cook on low for roughly 6 hours.
Serve & Enjoy
To avoid scratching your slow cooker use plastic utensils to cut and remove pieces of the lasagna. I find a flat spatula is very good at doing this.
If you’re feeling like more vegetables then I recommend adding some red bell peppers, mushrooms and even spinach to the bolognaise sauce.
In this particular recipe I use dried herbs but fresh always tastes better so if you can I recommend using fresh.
The nutritional information for this tasty slow cooker lasagna can be found below! It is just an estimate but should help out anyone looking to keep an eye on what they’re eating. Of course if you make any variations to the dish then this information might become really wrong.
If you just want a lasagna super fast then something like a easy lazy lasagna that you do in the oven would be a better choice. This recipe is great if you want to get dinner prepared hours ahead of time but not great if you need it fast.
I hope you enjoy this slow cooker lasagna recipe. If you want to let me know what you think of it then be sure to leave a comment below.