"This recipe is so delicious with layers of ooey, gooey cheesiness! It's wonderful to come home from a busy day and know that it's ready and waiting for you!"
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork or 1/2 of a roll of Jimmy Dean Sausage
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 jar of spaghetti sauce, any flavor
1 (9 ounce) package of no-cook lasagna noodles, like Barilla*
4 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1- 1/2 cups of cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook ground beef, ground pork, onion and garlic until meat is browned. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Drain off excess fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, stir together cheeses. In a slow-cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, layer ingredients in the following order: 1/4 of the meat mixture, 1/3 of the noodles (broken to fit), 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers two more times and end with the remaining meat mixture. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
NOTE: If you purchase a 12 ounce package of no-cook lasagna noodles, only use 3/4 of the box.