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A Lasagna That Lets You Leave the House While It Cooks
We knew slow cookers make the best stews, soups and even meatloaf, but we didn't realize they were such fantastic tools for making lasagna—until now. In Emeril Lagasse's book Cooking with Power, he shares a basic recipe where you make a quick meat sauce on the stove, and then layer it into the slow cooker with noodles (no need to precook them) and cheese. It's a terrific technique that lets you enjoy cheesy baked lasagna even if you weren't home for the bulk of the cooking time.