Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dinner Last Night

Well, I thought it was great, but none of my kids but Neil would eat it. Right now though he will eat anything we let him eat though! The other ones just picked at it. My dh did not really care for it either. I thought the texture of the Riccota chesse was different, but after I got over that I really loved it and the portion sizes are big. People on the weight watcher message boards rave about this recipe so you might like it. Here's the recipe if you want to give it a try. Sorry, I did not get a picture of it. I really liked it.
Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium garlic clove, minced
28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes
15 oz. canned tomato sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
6 no cook lasagna noodles
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add beef, onion, and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently and breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper; simmer 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.Meanwhile in a medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.Spoon 1/3 of beef mixture into 5 quart slow cooker. Break 3 lasagna sheets in half and arrange over beef mixture; top with half of the ricotta mixture. Repeat with another layer and finish with remaining 1/3 of beef mixture.Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting at least 6 hours.Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over top of mixture. Cover and continue cooking until cheese melts and lasagna firms up, about 10 minutes.
Makes 6 generous servings.
8 WW Points Make sure you check the points based on the ingredients you use.

1 comment:

Foxy5 said...

I made this, but I used regular spaghetti sauce instead of the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. It was delicious! (whole family gave it thumbs up) :)