Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipe-Lasagna

Made this the other night. It's very good and we had TONS of leftovers!

POINTS® value

Preparation Time
20 min
Cooking Time
360 min
Level of Difficulty

No need to cook the noodles first or stay home while it bakes. Just let it sit a few minutes before serving so it can firm up a bit.


* 1 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)

* 1 small onion(s), chopped

* 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced

* 28 oz canned crushed tomatoes

* 15 oz canned tomato sauce

* 1 tsp table salt

* 1 tsp dried oregano

* 1/2 tsp dried basil

* 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

* 1 cup(s) part-skim ricotta cheese

* 1 1/2 cup(s) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided

* 6 item(s) dry lasagna noodles, no-cook

* 1/2 cup(s) shredded Parmesan cheese, strong-flavored like Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano

* Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes; simmer 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
* Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

* Spoon 1/3 of beef mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Break 3 lasagna sheets in half and arrange over beef mixture; top with half of ricotta mixture. Repeat with another layer and finish with remaining 1/3 of beef mixture.
* Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours. Remove cover; turn off heat and season to taste, if desired.
* In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over beef mixture. Cover and set aside until cheese melts and lasagna firms up, about 10 minutes. Yields 1/6th of dish per serving.

To boost your vegetable intake, add a can of zucchini in tomato sauce to the meat mixture. You can also add 2 cups of sliced shiitake mushrooms to the beef mixture.


Dollface said...

yum! but i like the whole wheat noodles and fat-free cheese :) xxxoo

The Mrs. said...

MUST try this!!!!

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