Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

November/December 2011

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Sure, the slow cooker’s great for stews and soups, but it also happens to make a mean lasagna! In this ingenious slow-cooker recipe, all you have to do is chop your veggies, then layer the ingredients (raw) into the crockpot. Serve with: Garlic bread and a green salad.

33 Reviews for Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna


Thanks a million to everyone who left reviews!
After reading them, I decided to drain my tomatoes and add a significant amount of seasoning. I used over twice the garlic, about 7 tblspoons of italian seasoning, and one tablespoon of the crushed red pepper. I added some turkey pepperoni to the veg mix, and didn't skimp on the cheese.
It tasted magnificent!

Just okay...

I was a little disappointed by this. I followed the receipe to a "t", but didn't think it tasted all that great. It was just "okay"...probably won't make this again.

Relatively easy to make, low calorie, freezes well, makes 8 BIG servings
Easy way for lasagna

I always make lasagna in the oven using uncooked noodles- this just takes the oven out of the equation. Nice to know it really does work, making lasagna in the slow cooker. I agree with others, mine came out a bit soupy in the bottom. Also, it was a bit bland (and I even thought ahead and added "Italian seasoning" herbs to the tomatoes). So, I definitely think, as others have said, this is a great Base recipe- add the veggies you love, and if it's even easier to use canned/jarred pasta sauce, go for it. Just make sure all the noodles are covered with the sauce.

No oven needed, easy to pull together
Make-Ahead/Equipment Clarification

I'm writing to clarify the make-ahead/equipment instructions on this recipe. There is not a make-ahead and it should be made a 6-quart slow cooker. We're sorry that the equipment is listed on the same line as the make-ahead, it's a technical problem that we are working to fix quickly. The lasagna cannot be assembled ahead in the slow cooker insert (and held overnight before turning the slow cooker on) because it's a food safety and timing concern. If you put a cold insert into the slow cooker, the timing of the recipe may not be accurate and it is a food safety risk because the food may stay "lukewarm" for too long. A cold insert takes too long to heat up and keeps the food from getting hot enough, quickly enough. Thank you for trying our recipe and we're sorry for the confusion.

My 2yo's like it but not us

Soupy. Followed recipe to a T. Needs more flavor from oregano and/or basil. Canned tomatoes made it watery & metallic. A good pasta sauce would be better & maybe some fresh basil. Good to know this can be cooked in crockpot but this recipe lacked....a lot

Easy, good to know lasagna can cook in crockpot

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