Crockpot Veggie Lasagna | Mostly Homemade Mom

Crockpot Veggie Lasagna

September 22, 2015
This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

This slow cooker lasagna casserole is filled with noodles, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, sauce, and of course cheese - your entire family will enjoy this dinner!




We are HUGE GIGANTIC pasta eaters in this family. I'm not sure how to express to you the excitement through the house when I'm simply making spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner.

Of course, right? Their mom/wife is a food blogger. I'm constantly trying new dinner ideas with very often new and unique ingredients and flavor combinations. But by far their favorite dinner?

Pasta. Every. Time.





I don't blame them, I like pasta, too. Maybe that's partly why they like it so much - I'm so busy trying something different every night that they just love simple pasta with meat and sauce. Go figure.

While it's a simple dinner, I of course prefer to sneak in as many veggies into their tummies as I can. And I absolutely LOVE using my Crockpot to sneak them in. Sauteed or baked veggies, they can pick right out of the sauce and turn up their noses. Slow cook those same veggies in layers of noodles, sauce, and cheese? It all melds together creating an amazing hearty and cheesy casserole. 





Wesley had eaten 3/4 of his plate before he was able to pick out a mushroom. Of course he said, "Yuck - I hate mushrooms" and of course Paul and I laughed and told him he was eating them the whole time. And then he proceeded to eat a few more bites of his dinner. It worked!




Crockpot Veggie Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Horizon organic shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 6 oven-ready lasagna noodles
Cooking Directions
  1. Spread a small amount of pasta sauce in the bottom of a Crockpot. Break 2 noodles in half and lay in sauce.
  2. Sprinkle 1/3 of the zucchini, spinach, and then mushrooms over the noodles.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan, garlic, and oregano. Sprinkle 1/3 the cheese mixture over the veggies.
  4. Repeat layers twice more, ending with the rest of the sauce on top. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until veggies are tender and noodles are cooked.





Not only was this lasagna easy and delicious, it was insanely filling! All of us left the table full and satisfied. Success!





I really love using Horizon mozzarella cheese in meals for my family along with lots of vegetables. Be sure to follow Horizon on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram for more yummy meal ideas for your family. What Horizon product would you like to try next? Leave your answer in the comments below!

Here are some more of my favorite family dinners:


Weeknight Pineapple Dijon Ham




Easy Weeknight Clam Chowder




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This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.


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