Lazy Lasagna {Slow Cooker Recipe}

Lazy Lasagna {Slow Cooker Recipe} | @JudyHoch

Welcome to another day of Five-Star Slow Cooker Recipes, a ten-day series featuring slow cooker recipes that are simple enough for weeknight meals but delicious enough to serve company!

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Lazy Lasagna, a family-friendly meal that always gets rave reviews at my house. This version takes only about 15 minutes to put together, but it tastes just as special as the oven-baked versions do.

Lazy Lasagna {Slow Cooker Recipe}

Lazy Lasagna {Slow Cooker Recipe}


  • 2 lbs. ground beef browned and drained
  • 2 28 oz. jars spaghetti sauce (or about 7 c.)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. dried minced garlic
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 24 oz. small-curd cottage cheese
  • 6 c. shredded mozarella cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles uncooked


  • Combine ground beef, spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic, and water in large mixing bowl.
  • In greased 6-qt. slow cooker, spread a thin layer of sauce mixture.
  • Layer 3 lasagna noodles, broken as needed to fit; 3 c. sauce mixture; 3 more noodles; 1/2 cottage cheese; 1/2 mozarella cheese.
  • Repeat layers a second time. Top with remaining sauce mixture.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hr. Reduce heat to LOW and cook for 3-5 hours longer, until noodles are tender.

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  1. Rachel Goff says:

    My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she requested lasagna for her birthday meal. I HATE making lasagna!! You just saved her favorite birthday meal!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    1. Judy Hoch says:

      Wonderful, Rachel! This is SO much quicker and easier than oven lasagna–and I promise that it is every bit as delicious as the baked version! 🙂

  2. Katherine says:

    Could you substitute the cottage cheese for ricotta??

    1. Judy Hoch says:

      I think cottage cheese would work fine, Katherine. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it turns out!