Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna is a super simple way to get your lasagna fix without spending hours of your day in the kitchen! Layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese topped off with yet more cheese, this recipe is absolutely delicious!
Lasagna is not a dish I make often. It takes a lot of time to boil the noodles and cool them and then assemble everything. Then on top of that you have to bake it and keep an eye on the oven. I’ve had “Spasagna” at restaurants before (yummy!) but I guess the idea never occurred to me to make it at home…until now! If you’ve never had “Spasagna” it’s really just lasagna made with spaghetti noodles. Well, I must have had a burst of energy or just a crazy idea, but I made it the old fashioned way by boiling the noodles and assembling it pretty much like you would a regular lasagna. About half way through the thought occurred to me that I really should have been making this in the slow cooker! Alas… Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna was born!
The Slow Cooker is your best friend when it comes to this Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna!
(I used my mini casserole slow cooker but any slow cooker will work!!)
- Throw the ingredients in the crock and let your slow cooker do the hard work for you. No need to watch over the oven for this one!
- Set your slow cooker to low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours before you start your day and a delicious home cooked meal will be ready for your hungry crew at day’s end.
- Cooking this all in one pot (or crock in this instance) makes clean up a breeze!
As if I haven’t sang enough praise for this recipe it will also feed a crowd! Or at the least a few hungry teenagers. Layers of cheese and pasta and sauce topped by yet again more cheese. What could be better?!? I kept this vegetarian because I have this weird thing about not liking any meat in my lasagna. I have no idea why. I don’t like lettuce in my tacos either but I guess that’s a whole other story;) Since I’m the cook I guess I get to have it my way! And I didn’t hear anyone complain. In fact not a word was ever mentioned about the lack of meat. But if you want meat…add it! It’s all good!
This Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna is perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
- This was so fast and easy to put together! While I didn’t time it, it couldn’t have taken me more than 10 minutes to put together. Let that be our secret, I am hoping my family thinks I worked all day making them this delicious meal!
- Slow cooker pasta can be tricky because it can get watery (mushy). The trick here is to let it sit for a good 30 minutes or longer if you can before cutting into it! This will allow the pasta to set and make it easier to cut those perfect lasagna squares!
- This recipe is very versatile. While I chose to keep it meatless, you can easily add any kind of protein you would like and really tailor to your preferences!
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Lasagna
- 1 pound uncooked spaghetti noodles
- 2-3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 15 oz container ricotta cheese
- 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
- 8 oz Alfredo sauce
- 4 oz pesto sauce
- 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
- Spray crock with nonstick spray
- Beat together eggs and water and set aside
- Spread about 1/3 of the jar of spaghetti sauce in bottom of crock
- Layer with one third of the uncooked spaghetti noodles, broken as needed to fit all across the bottom in a layer
- Pour 1/3 of the egg mixture evenly over the noodles
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Carefully spread 1/2 of the container of ricotta over this and then top with Alfredo sauce
- Repeat the noodle, egg, Parmesan, ricotta layers then top with pesto
- Repeat with just the noodle, egg, Parmesan and then top with remaining 2/3 spaghetti sauce
- Top it all off with the shredded Italian cheese
- Cover and cook on high for around 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours
- Let sit for 30 minutes or more and then slice and serve
This tastes amazing. Just one question though why did you comment “Alas! Spasagna was born”? Should be “Ta-Da!” or “Voila!” Spasagna was born.
probably because I do to much of my writing late at night after too long of a day dealing with toddler meltdowns 😉
They all looks delicious
This looks wonderful!!! I plan to make it this weekend for my company. I fear that the bottom will burn. Did you have any problems of that sort?
Thanks! So excited to hear how they end up liking it!! I did not have any issues with it burning. There was quite a bit of moisture from the sauce and the cheese so I think that helped. Then I just let it sit for a bit after I turned off the heat to let it absorb any extra liquid and it was easy to cut and serve! Just keep an eye on it as it gets closer to finish time and turn down the heat a little if you need to!
That looks delicious and very warming and wholesome. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend.
This looks great – I can’t wait to try it! Visiting from Foodies & Crafties Soiree!
Thanks so much!!!
Can meat be added to this spasagna?
Yes!! As long as it’s precooked! I think ground beef or shredded chicken would good 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!
Oh man! Love anything easy in the slow cooker – especially pasta! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!
Jennifer, I love using my crock pot but have never thought to make lasagna/pasta of any sort in it. Can’t wait to try this out!
Thanks! I think it makes it so much easier!!
my question is…does it really turn out looking like the picture? 🙂
Sounds good! I may try it!
For real!! That’s the recipe right out of my crock!!! I let it rest as noted before I cut into it. Now, I was super careful cutting it since I knew I’d take a photo 🙂 If I wasn’t going to take a photo I might of started eating with a fork straight from the crock..haha!!
Yes, it looks like the picture! I made it yesterday for company. I used 2 eggs, next time I’ll use 3. Don’t care for ricotta so I subbed cottage cheese. I’d also add some salt to the sauce next time and I added 1 lb cooked ground beef to the marinara. Bet the leftovers will be even better today! Yes, I know, I changed the recipe a bit but I think the original would be just as good without my changes. (Just don’t forget the salt!!). Thanks for a great recipe. I always appreciate something I can get cooking early so I can enjoy my company!
Thanks for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed it!
that is a cool idea on how to make some yummy Lasagna… but why not just use Lasagna noodles..
Thanks! The spaghetti noodles just gives it a little different texture and sauce to noodle ratio. Kinda fun! But if you try it with lasagna noodles let me know how it turns out!
In case you don’t have lasagna noodles, and they’re more expensive as well.