There are lots reasons to love your slow cooker. This recipe is one of them. It'll remind you of the mushroom-spinach lasagna Grandma used to make!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 Tbsp. oil
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushroom s
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1 can (14.5 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 container (8 oz.) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 3 min. Add spinach; cook 3 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 3 min. Meanwhile, mix ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan and pepper until blended.
Spread 3/4 cup tomato sauce mixture onto bottom of slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; top with 3 noodles, breaking as necessary to fit, and 3/4 cup of the remaining tomato sauce mixture. Cover with ricotta mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese, 3/4 cup tomato sauce mixture and remaining noodles, broken to fit. Top with remaining tomato sauce mixture; cover with lid.
Cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until shredded cheese is melted.
For added flavor, combine 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning and 1 tsp. onion powder. Use instead of the measured amount of bottled (plain) Italian seasoning called for in this or other Italian-style recipes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 months before using as desired.
Prepare using part-skim ricotta cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.