crock pot lasagna

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A New Reason for Mom to Love Her Slow Cooker
No one in the family may want to tinker with your mom's Crock-Pot chili or beef stew recipes—but this slow-cooker lasagna shows how much more you can do with the handy appliance. It starts with a quick, stovetop meat sauce; you layer that in the slow cooker with noodles (there's no need to precook them) and cheese. It's a terrific technique that lets you enjoy cheesy, baked lasagna even if you aren't home for the bulk of the cooking time.

Get the recipe: Slow-Cooked Lasagna