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Main dishes

Smart-Choice Slow-Cooker Lasagna

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We know chicken lasagna is popular and tasty. But cooking it in a slow cooker so dinner's ready when you get home? That's brilliant.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
4 hr 15 min
servings
total:
8 servings

What You Need

1
lb.  lean ground beef
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1
cup  water
1
container  (15 oz.) POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1
pkg.  (7 oz.) KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/4
cup  KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping, divided
1
 egg
2
Tbsp.  chopped fresh parsley
6
 lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken to fit inside slow cooker

Make It

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Mix ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, egg and parsley.

SPOON 1 cup meat mixture into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; top with layers of half each of the noodles and cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups meat mixture. Top with remaining noodles, cheese mixture and meat mixture. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until melted.

* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Small Changes Add Up
Small ingredient substitutions, such as lean ground beef, POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, and KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping, result in a savings of 30 calories and 4g of fat per serving when compared to a traditional recipe.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with fresh fruit and a side salad to round out the meal.
Note
Recipe was successfully tested in 4-, 5- and 6-qt. slow cookers. For best results, do not cook on the HIGH heat setting.
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