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This is seriously one of my most favorite things to make in a slow cooker

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Lasagna is an all-time favorite for many. The thick noodles, melt-in-your-mouth cheese, and rich meat sauce are perfect for any time of year and relatively quick to whip up. And now, our latest recipe is making this dish even easier than ever with the help of a slow cooker. 

The best part? Prep time is just 15 minutes! Meaning this Italian classic might just become a weekly favorite.

Classic meat and cheese lasagna

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins

Ingredients

1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
1 onion, small diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds (900 grams) lean ground beef
1 tablespoon (15 ml) dried basil
1 tablespoon (15 ml) dried oregano
2 24-ounce (700 ml) good-quality Italian pasta sauce
2/3 cup water
12 – 16 uncooked lasagna noodles
3 cups (750 ml) ricotta cheese
2 cups (500 ml) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup (125 ml) Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 teaspoons salt
Pepper, to taste

Instructions

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion and the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, just until soft. Add the ground beef with salt and pepper and cook for 8 minutes or until the ground beef is no longer pink. Add the dried basil and oregano. Mix well and set aside.

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