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Last updated: Jan. 29, 2013 6:55 am
Posted: Jan. 29, 2013 12:41 am
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Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna

Submitted by: Janina 
This slow cooker lasagna recipe uses layers of noodles, Swiss chard, and mozzarella cheese with mixtures of seasoned tomatoes and ricotta cheese for an simple way to prepare an American classic. 
Recommended by: gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 12:42 am
Here's my review: Made this 1/28/13 for Recipe Group. Made it as written, with a couple slight changes. I cooked it for 1 hour on high, then 2 more hours on low. I was also excited to find whole wheat lasagna noodles. As I was layering, I ended with noodles and topped those with mozzarella - then had second thoughts and used a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes that I had on hand to top the noodles before adding the last of the cheese. I brought this to work, and the boys LOVED it! Ben said he couldn't believe he was eating vegetables - lol! - [in reference to the Swiss chard]. Chris asked if there was enough for seconds (= I did think about draining the tomatoes, but I thought the noodles needed the extra liquid. Apparently not. My only complaint about this was that it was very soupy )= Not sure how I will try to fix this next time. Maybe drain one of the cans of tomatoes. Or maybe use tomato sauce in place of one of the cans of tomatoes. I'm sure I will make it again, but I will try to thicken the sauce somehow next time. Five stars for flavor and method. Three stars for the watery sauce.
Jan. 29, 2013 12:55 am
Hi Barb, I would go with crushed tomatoes or the sauce from this recipe--
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 1:29 am
Good morning, AlliePi (= I miss you!!! But, why are you up at this unGodly hour?
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 1:32 am
I'm going to have to play around with this. Your piziolo sounds good - but is quite a bit less. Maybe 1 28 oz can, 1-14 oz can, and an 8 oz tomato paste . . . And I may drain the tomatoes. Just not sure (= I'll need to have a couple coins on hand when I make it next (=
Jan. 29, 2013 3:17 am
It was an unGodly hour! Woke up with an annoying tickle and cough. I nodded off for a few before I saw your reply. Sorry I missed you...or did I? BTW, I miss you!
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 3:26 am
I'm around . . . I'd love to be more of a stick figure (=
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 3:27 am
I'm kind of back and forth in the night, these days . . . Did you get my pity party email? It was a sad day. My self esteem's been taking a beating, anyway - and the chair comment did not help.../=
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 3:32 am
[I hope you went back to bed!]
Jan. 29, 2013 4:25 am
I'm up for the day now. I'm late at checking email. Just saw it and will write back.
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 4:31 am
No worries, pity party is over - well, that one is (= Sleep deprivation and stress do not help anything (=
Jan. 29, 2013 4:32 am
Thanks for the review Barb.
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 4:32 am
And, it's okay, I am SO far behind on emails! I give up (=
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 4:42 am
No problem, Sherri (=
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Jan. 29, 2013 4:51 am
Thanks for the review Gammaray. When I first saw this recipe my first thought was "soggy". I never would slow cook lasagna. Bet the noodles didn't get dry! When I bake lasagna the edge of the noodles sticks out and gets dry and hard. I need a bigger dish!
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 4:55 am
The noodles were not a problem for me - and no one else complained about them, either. No one complained about how wet the dish was either, though (=
Cheryl's Cooking Now!
Jan. 29, 2013 5:06 am
Glad they enjoyed it. I do not have a lasagna pan. I use my casserole dish. That's why the noodles gets dry on the ends. I try to tuck them down. lol!
Jan. 29, 2013 6:48 am
gammaray, I've wondered about crock pot lasagna, will follow your lead and experiment! What do you think about using rice noodles? Sorry to hear you've had a rough time, be kind to yourself (my words to myself recently).
gammaray (=
Jan. 29, 2013 6:50 am
Decent sleep would help (= Maybe next week . . . I hope you like the lasagna!
Jan. 29, 2013 6:55 am
I hear you on the sleep-deprivation. The worst is when you simply can't fall asleep and it's not stress etc. Curious to hear what sleep specialist will say tomorrow.
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