Feb 19, 2014

Spinach Alfredo Crockpot Lasagna



This lasagna is one of the best I've had. 
It's easy to put together, and my family loved the spinach-alfredo combination.


Spinach Alfredo Crock Pot Lasagna  
Printable Recipe

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 carton (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 heaping tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pkg (8 oz.) no-cook lasagna noodles
8 cups (32 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 jar (15 oz.) Alfredo sauce


Come home to a crock pot of delicious lasagna

1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, onion, and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper. Set aside.
3. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in the bottom of a 6 qt. crock pot. Arrange four noodles over sauce, breaking to fit evenly. Spread 1/2 of ricotta mixture evenly over noodles. Layer with 2 cups mozzarella and then half of remaining meat mixture.
4. Top with four noodles, spinach, Alfredo sauce, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 4 noodles and remaining ricotta mixture. Layer 2 more cups mozzarella, the rest of the meat mixture, and remaining 2 cups mozzarella.
5. Cook on low for about 5 hours or until noodles are tender.
6. Turn crock pot off and remove lid. Let lasagna sit for 20 to 30 minutes before serving to firm up.





Adapted from Taste of Home
Spinach Alfredo Crockpot Lasagna may have been taken to some of these great parties!



What's for dessert? Brownies:








73 comments:

  1. Yum….this sounds fabulous!! Love the table cloth…plaids are my thing!!

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    1. Thank you, Kay! I would love to browse your linen closet for kitchen stuff....you always have such pretty things in your pictures! :)

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  2. Good Evening Joy, I love making Lasagne, but I have never made it in a slow cooker before, I have always used the oven. I am certainly going to try your method next time I make a Lasagne as I could put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, then get on with other things and not worry about it for 5 hours..... fabulous.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Daphne, I had tried making lasagna in the slow cooker before, but it always came out too “soupy”. This wasn’t soupy at all, so I was happy with the way it turned out! :) Yes, letting it do all the work while you do other things for 5 hours is won-der-ful! ;)

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  3. Your lasagna recipe sounds delicious!! =)
    Pinned to my Crockpot board.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa, and thanks for pinning! You have the best Pinterest boards! :)

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  4. You always have the best recipes! Must really be fun to eat at your house! Sadly I am allergic to spinach but I am thinking I could replace that with a nice layer of yellow squash and zucchini. hmmmmmmmmmm Thank you!

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  5. Oh does THIS ever look better than what I am having for dinner, lol! :)

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    1. Lol! Thank you, Deb. :) I wish I had some left!

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  6. oh this sounds so yummy
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. I actually drooled a little on the keyboard...this looks AMAZING! Pinning now.

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  8. One for the pin board..this looks so good!

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  9. This looks amaaaaazing! Can't wait to give it a try. Love that it's a crockpot recipe too, bonus!

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  10. That lasagna looks so good Joy. I love Italian food. Pinning to hopefully make next week. I have never made lasagna in the crockpot before, but I'm willing to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! I have tried a couple of different recipes for making lasagna in the crockpot, and they tended to be soupy. I was really happy with the way this one turned out- no soup! ;) If you try it, I hope you and your family enjoy it! Thank you for coming by!

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  11. A crockpot full of something delicious makes the house smell better than any Glade plug-in could hope too! :) This lasagna looks delicious, Joy! I find that good crockpot recipes are not so easy to find. They take a lot of trial and error for me. Thank you for doing the trial part on this one! We love lasagna and we love spinach so this will be dinner at our house soon!

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  12. Now who would have guessed that you could do a lasagna in a crock pot? Sounds and looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Wow! That lasagna sounds amazing! I love that you can cook it in the crockpot. Pinning! Have a great weekend, Joy!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  14. this looks so yummy - saying hello from ~ #pocoloco

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for visiting from #PoCoLo- it’s very nice to meet you! :)

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  15. Oh my, this looks delicious! #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you, Jenn! Isn't #PoCoLo fun? :)

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  16. What a surprise! I have EVERYTHING "in stock" for this recipe! Making it tomorrow! Thank you! It looks great and when you say it's really good, well, I trust you 100% !!

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  17. I love that this Spinach Alfredo recipe is made in the crockpot! I've pinned it and can't wait to try it :-)

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  18. Hi Joy, wow this recipe looks so good and I pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
    Julie

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  19. G'day! Looks yum Joy! I was looking for the potato!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Potato Lovers Party!

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  20. This looks amazing! Love finding new crock pot recipes and love all the spinach in here :) Pinning :)

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  21. This looks delicious Joy! I love a good recipe for the slow cooker! Pinned:)

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  22. This looks absolutely delicious! Found you through the Show Stopper Saturday link party!
    Come over and see my recipes for White Chocolate Shortbread with Blueberry Buttercream and my Blueberry Almond Protein Smoothie

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  23. This looks great. I use my crock pot a lot, but for some reason pasta in it always intimidates me a little, I am always worried I will get it too mushy. I will have to try this, my boys love lasagna. If you have not shared yet at Bacon Time, I would love for you to join our linky, it's up now :)

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  24. Oh yum, my husband is up for me trying this one. I have a spinach lasagna recipe that I make, but the spinach is in place of the meat and it is with red pasta sauce, oh, and cooked in the oven. He says we will have to try this next month. Can't this money as we have already had our lasagna for the month (it does get expensive)
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. I am always looking for new recipes to Pin and to try with my children.
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2014/02/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-74-dump-truck.html
    Have a great day!

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  25. This was on my list of crock pot recipes and was planning on cooking it next week - thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  26. I pinned this for later, because that's how darn good it looks.

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  27. This looks wonderful! Lasagna is one of my favorite comfort foods, but I've never made it in the crockpot before! Sounds absolutely delicious! :)

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  28. I just found your recipe on Share It Sunday and the timing was perfect. I just posted a link party on my website featuring Spinach recipes. I hope you'll pop over and share it and any other spinach recipes in your archives.

    http://futureexpat.com/2014/02/required-ingredient-spinach/

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  29. Looks so good and cheesy Joy! A perfect meal in my book!

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  30. YUUUUMMMM! This looks amazing and I llike anything I can do in a crock pot. Would love to have you link this up at Link It Or Lump It Party.... http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-27/

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  31. Yum-O! I can't believe its made in a crockpot! :)
    www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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  32. Great tip about letting it sit to firm up - I'll do that next time. Cheers from CArole's Chatter

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  33. This sounds so good! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy! I shared this on my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/mostlyfoodandcrafts

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    1. Thank you for hosting and for sharing, Danielle! ♥

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  34. This sounds amazing and healthy! I've got to try it! Thank you for sharing it with us...Pinned to the party board! :)

    Marti

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  35. This is amazing looking! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I am pinning this to my Pinterest board.

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  36. Having friends over Friday evening. This is now on the menu, along with my green bean recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. THIS LOOKS DIVINE!!!!! Definitely trying this weekend. Always on the hunt for awesome crock pot recipes.

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  38. Attention all you commenters who want to try this recipe! I made it yesterday and it is FABULOUS!!!! No runny mess like lots of others - this one is firm and tastes wonderful! The prep is easy - meat sauce and cheese mixtures - then just layer away - and wait politely for the results! I paired it with French bread smothered in garlic butter and it was divine! Go for it! - and thanks, Joy!

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    1. Joyce, I am so happy you tried it and liked it! You are awesome for coming over and letting us know! Thanks a million! ♥

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  39. I love lasagna, love spinach alfredo, and love anything that can be cooked in the crock pot. This is just PERFECT, Joy! Pinning, and I know my family is going to love it. :) Thanks so much for linking up with us at Moonlight & Mason Jars!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and for pinning! :)

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  40. Wow looks good, sounds good and I bet it tastes delish!! This is definately on the menu! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  41. Thanks for the party! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  42. can't help but say thankyou for this great recipe!
    and choc cherry brownies???? =)

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  43. WOW does this look AMAZING ... will be making this in my slow cooker!! Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday Linky :-)

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  44. Ooo, I never would have thought to use both red sauce and alfredo sauce in a lasagna. It sounds like a wonderful combination. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  45. Joy, how delicious! It's 8:20 am and my mouth is watering for "dinner" food. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  46. Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I am so happy you liked my lasagna! :)

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  47. Looks yummy! I have to try this!

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  48. G'day and mouthwatering Joy!
    Thanks for sharing! Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Nothing But Noodles Pasta Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  49. Joy, this looks awesome, Have you ever used the plastic liners for the crock pot? I've used them once or twice. Makes cleanup a breeze. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

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    1. Linda, I am so glad you mentioned the liners. No, I have never tried them, but always meant to. They're going on the list! :D

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  50. Spinach alfredo sounds incredible...and I love the fact that this is a crock pot recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at SNF, Joy!!

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  51. This looks delicious! I'll definitely be trying this. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

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  52. That looks lovely. Thats very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, I'd love you to stop by this weekend and link up!

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  53. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Have a terrific week!
    Cathy

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  54. Oh, this looks delicious! Pinning it for later!

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  55. Dear Joy, your crockpot lasagna looks absolutely delicious! I have never made lasagna in a slow cooker before but I will have to make a note to try it. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  56. This looks amazing! I would never guess from the photos that it was a slow cooker recipe. I need to give this one a try!

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  57. I love lasagne, and this looks delicious....Thanks for sharing this recipe...

    Simon

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  58. That looks so delicious Joy! Something else for me to try in my new crockpot. :)

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