Thursday, September 20, 2012

Crockpot Tortellini Lasagna



So, are you getting sick of all the slow cooker recipes around here? I hope not! Crockpot season is in full swing, people. And I for one LOVE it. This meal takes a little bit more thought because you need some cooked ground beef, but that's about all the pre-planning required. Don't even worry about thawing the tortellini, it goes in frozen - how cool is that?! You also get to sneak in about 2 cups of fresh spinach and I promise, your kids (or husband) won't know the difference. :)


Crockpot Tortellini Lasagna
from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

1 lb ground beef
1/2 tablespoon dried, minced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
26oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 cups fresh spinach
19oz pkg frozen tortellini
1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown ground beef in large skillet, drain. Add onion, garlic, and spaghetti sauce. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until you really start smelling the garlic. Remove from heat and stir in spinach and ricotta. 



Spoon 1/3 of the meat sauce on the bottom of slow cooker. Top with 1/2 package of tortellini. Repeat layers, ending with meat sauce on top. Sprinkle mozzarella. Cook on low 3-4 hours.



Looking for me Italian dishes in the Crockpot? Here's a few of our favorites:

Crockpot Pesto Ravioli

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Pasta E Fagioli Soup


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23 comments:

  1. This looks yummy! And I love anything in the slow cooker!

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  2. Oh wow that looks delicious, I'll have to try this recipe!

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  3. This looks amazing! Further proof that I need to utilize my slow cooker more often!

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  4. This sounds great - thanks for sharing!!

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  5. This looks ridiculously good! Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting you from the Weekend Wonders hop and now following. Hope you will visit me :) Have a great weekend.

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  6. Looks wonderful!! Keep the crockpot recipes coming :)

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  7. I love crockpot recipes! This one sounds delish! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link up at 'Or so she says...', going on right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  8. Love quick versions of lasagna and especially w/ the slow cooker. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  9. Hi Kelly,
    Your Crockpot Tortellini Lasagna looks delicious, I can almost taste this great dish. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Anything in the crockpot is a good recipe in my book! Looks yummy!!

    Thank you for linking up at Keep Calm & Link Up last week...we hope you'll join us again this Friday! :o)
    Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  11. I love tortellini, and I love using the crockpot. Definitely a must-try!

    Looks yummy! I've submitted this recipe to StumbleUpon! Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

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  12. Never! You could share a crock pot recipe multiple times a day and I'd never get tired of it! Thanks for sharing at MTM!

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  13. Perfect for a weekend meal Kelly! Thanks for sharing this recipe at my party ♥ I will be featuring this on my Facebook page too 8-)

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  14. Love slow cookers meals, makes our lives so much easier and tastier. Looks and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  15. This is a great idea and looks/sounds like it would be delicious. Thanks for testing it and sharing the recipe.

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  16. That sounds amazing!! Gotta try it for sure :)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday - your recipe was one of the most clicked and will be featured on Saturday.

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  17. That looks great. Anything crockpot tops my list.

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  18. This sounds unique, but also very good!! Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  19. I don't think I could EVER get tired of all the crockpot meals. They make life so much simplier!

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  20. Hi Kelly,
    I love that this can simmer away in the Crockpot and then what a great meal. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe has been chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us! ~Sheryl~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/todays-feature-post-cast-party-60-3/

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  22. Hey Kelly,
    Tortellini is one of my favorites. This looks delicious as lasagne. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/jasmine-body-butter-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  23. I love dishes like this!! Pinning right away to save.

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