Easiest Ever Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

This is the easiest ever Crockpot Lasagna Recipe! Just brown the beef and onions, then add ricotta cheese, lasagna noodles and jarred tomato sauce. Cooks hands-off all day and is easy to assemble.
This Crockpot Lasagna is SUPER easy to throw together! You don’t need a giant ingredient list either. Of course you will use lasagna noodles for this crockpot lasagna recipe. I also use ground beef. Other ingredients you will need are:

I absolutely love making lasagna in my slow cooker. It is quick and easy to get dinner started, and then I don’t have to think about cooking for the rest of the day. In the summer, crockpot lasagna allows you to cook lasagna without turning on your oven.

This easy slow cooker lasagna is made with layers of lasagna noodles, ground beef, marinara sauce and cheese. You don’t need to cook the lasagna noodles ahead of time. They cook perfectly in the crock pot, absorbing lots of flavor along the way.

Cooking spray
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
2 (650mL) jars tomato sauce (I used Classico’s sweet basil marinara sauce)
1 lb lasagna noodles (can use either oven ready or normal)
1 (475g) tub ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup water
Chopped fresh basil or parsley, for garnish

In a large frying pan, brown the ground beef over med-high heat. When beef is almost cooked through, add onions, garlic, salt & pepper and 1 jar of tomato sauce, then stir to combine.
Spray slow cooker with cooking spray, then layer in a bit of meat sauce. Add lasagna noodles (you may need to break some into pieces to make them fit), then add some ricotta and mozzarella cheese, and more of the meat sauce. All layers should be about 1 inch thick. Repeat until the slow cooker is full – usually 3 layers total.
Pour the other jar of tomato sauce overtop of lasagna, then add mozzarella cheese to the top. Pour water in on the sides. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
Garnish lasagna with basil and/or parsley, then serve and enjoy!