Crock Pot Turkey Veggie Lasagna

We use our crock pot almost every Saturday, because we go to church and don’t get home until close to 7, so we are ready to eat! I had found myself making the same things over and over, so this week I decided to change it up and make lasagna.

I like using ground turkey and veggies in my lasagna, and don’t like to overdo it with cheese. Most of the amounts of ingredients were estimated, so use more of what you like and less of what you don’t!

I started by cutting up some veggies: zucchini, onion, and carrots. (I sliced the zucchini and carrots, but chopped the onion- it just depends how big or small you like the veggies to be in your lasagna!)

I added them to a pan and sautéed on medium for about 8 minutes.

veggies

I then added a whole bag of spinach, and cooked for another minute.

spinach

Meanwhile, I was also browning the ground turkey…

turkey

I added an egg to the ricotta to make it easier to spread.

ricotta

When everything was ready I started layering the ingredients in my crock pot, beginning with a thin layer of sauce. 

prepare

Layer everything three times, starting with the noodles. (Noodles, cheese, veggies, turkey, sauce.)

layers

I finished it off with a last layer of noodles, some more sauce, and parmesan.

final layer

I cooked the lasagna on low for 6 hours, but 4 hours is enough time to get it nice and hot.

cooked lasagna

When I make lasagna in the crock pot it’s much harder to serve without having it falling apart, but it still tastes just as good!

crock pot lasagna

Crock Pot Turkey and Veggie Lasagna
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large zucchini, sliced
  2. 2-3 carrots, chopped
  3. 1/2 onion, chopped
  4. 1 bag baby spinach
  5. 1 lb ground turkey
  6. 16 oz ricotta cheese
  7. 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  8. 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1 box lasagna noodles
  11. 1 jar tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Cut veggies and cook on stove until tender, for about 8 minutes (Add carrots first- they will take the longest). Add spinach during last minute until wilted.
  2. Cook ground turkey on stovetop until browned.
  3. Beat egg in a dish and add ricotta- mix together well.
  4. Spread a layer of tomato sauce on bottom of crock pot.
  5. Layer all ingredients 3 times: noodles, cheeses, veggies, turkey, sauce.
  6. Finish top layer with noodles, sauce, and cheese.
  7. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
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    • I think its ok to not boil the noodles…I used to not even know you were supposed to! The only difference is the noodles will be softer if you boil them first. There are actually some brands that make “No boil” noodles, so you could try to look for those!

  1. oh how i love tina fey!! :) and oh how i hate jury duty…ugh, sorry you got pegged and even more that all the time on your bum caused you running woes. glad you’re feeling better and great job with the running. now i’m hungry though…looks yummy! 😉

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