Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Ok, I know it’s not a Russian or Ukrainian dish. I just had to share this one with you. I love this recipe for lasagna. I think everyone should make it. It is easy to make with few ingredients but it taste amazing.

When I got married my mom gave me a box full or recipes. The recipes are part of a collection called “Grandma’s Kitchen”. I used many of the recipes for my family meals and this lasagna recipe is one of my absolute favorites.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Combine ground beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until ground beef is browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes; drain.

  • Add tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, salt and oregano and mix well.

  • Spoon one-fourth of the ground beef mixture into a 5-quart slow cooker. Layer one-third of the noodles over the ground beef mixture, breaking the noodles as needed.
  • Combine mozzarella, cottage cheese and Parmesan in a medium bowl and mix well.

  • Layer one-third of the mozzarella mixture over the noodle layer. Repeat noodle and mozzarella layers twice. Top with the remaining ground beef mixture. Cook, covered, on LOW until the noodles are tender, about 4 to 5 hours.

After 4 to 5 hours the lasagna will be done and because it’s in a slow cooker it will be a little difficult to get it out and very messy. I recommend to just let the lasagna sit for a little while. Very messy but sooo good!


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