Crockpot Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe

Crockpot Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe

There are two things that make life a whole lot easier when you have a busy, active family.  1. Using a crockpot and 2. Creating freezer meals.  I absolutely love having meals prepped ahead of time that I can simply add to my menu planning each week.  This Crockpot Lasagna is one of our favorite recipes that I add to our monthly rotation regularly.

I often do all of my freezer meal preparation in one “batch” like in this Meal Planning post that I shared a few years ago.  I have a number of delicious recipes that I like to include in meal planning like these 12 Crockpot Freezer Meals.  I use a large 6 Quart Slow Cooker to cook all of my freezer meals in.  I love this size because it has lots of room for larger recipes that serve 6-8 but I can still use it for smaller recipes that only have 4 servings.

 

Crockpot Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe

Tips for making Crockpot Freezer Meals:

  • Select recipes with similar ingredients for faster meal prepping.
  • Use 1 gallon, large freezer bags.  Label bags with the date, recipe and cooking instructions
  • Lay ingredients flat in the bag for easier storage in the freezer.
  • Defrost meals in the refrigerator or place frozen into the crockpot.  If the meal is defrosted, reduce the cooking time accordingly (subtract two hours for most crockpot meals).
  • Crockpot meals can easily be converted to Instant Pot recipes using this handy guide from Taste of Home – How to Convert Slow Cooker Recipes for the Instant Pot.

 

Crockpot Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe
 
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Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs ground beef, browned and drained
  • 8 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5½oz can tomato paste
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Parsley
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a crockpot.
  2. Cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

This Crockpot Lasagna is always a hit with the kids and its a winner for me because its so easy to make on those busy weekdays!

 

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