20Sep2012 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 Linking up to these fabulous parties. Check them out!