I have somehow created another great Crockpot recipe, which is actually just a different take on my Crockpot Turkey Lasagna. I opted to leave the turkey out and changed some of the ingredients to make it more macro friendly.
This is a great recipe for the fall and the winter with the cold days quickly approaching! You don’t need to buy any special noodles and you can let this cook all day and have food for days!
8 lasagna noodles
15 ounces lite ricotta cheese
1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
8 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1, 28 ounce can of tomato sauce
1. Combine ricotta, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.
2. Place 1/4 of the can of tomato sauce in the bottom of the Crockpot.
3. Place 2.5 ish noodles on the sauce mixture. You’ll have to break the noodles into smaller pieces to fit the oval of the crock.
4. Place 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the noodles and spread evenly.
5. Place another 1/4 of the sauce over the cheese.
6. Place 2.5 ish more noodles on top of the sauce.
7. Place the second 1/2 of the cheese mixture on and spread evening.
8. Cover with 1/4 more of the tomato sauce.
9. Place 2.5 ish more noodles on top of the sauce.
10. Place the final 1/4 of the sauce over the noodles.
11. Cook on low for 4 hours.
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Serving size (1/10th of the Crockpot) or 150 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Carbs: 21 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 15 grams
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When I previously made my Crockpot Turkey Lasagna, I used more noodles than I really needed and although I liked the turkey inside for the added protein, I wanted to create just a normal, comfort meal lasagna.
I say “2.5 ish noodles” because I really just used one noodle in the middle, then broke the second noodle in half to fit the top and bottom of the oval, and then used 1/2 of a noodle to break apart and fit in the corners of the oval. It’s not an exact science, but I only used 8 noodles total. Also, don’t bother buying any pre-cooked noodles or oven ready noodles. Just use regular ones…I promise!
This recipe is perfect for when you’re really trying to incorporate comfort foods into your macros without totally blowing it. Most lasagna recipes have triple the fat and carbs! I wanted something relatively decent on carbs and fats and definitely wanted an improvement from the 48 grams of carbs my other recipe has…and this is perfect!
Let me know if you try it out and how it goes! I love to hear feedback!