Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe | Episode 1198

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One can = One Meal: For every can of Red Gold, Red Pack, Tuttorosso or Huy Fong tomato product purchased in the month of October.


1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 lb of Ground Beef
½ of an Onion, diced
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 tsp of Italian Seasoning
2 14.5 oz cans of Red Gold Diced Tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can of Red Gold Tomato Puree
28 oz Container of Whole Milk Ricotta
1 Egg
¼ cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
9 Lasagna Noodles
Salt, to taste
½ cup of Water
4 cups of Shredded Mozzarella


1) Add the oil to a large skillet with high sides, preheat it over medium high heat and add the ground beef, chopped onion and garlic, add a pinch of salt and saute for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the ground beef is mostly cooked.

2) Add the diced tomatoes and Red Gold tomato puree to the skillet with beef mixture, add a touch of water (about ¼ cup) to the can of the tomato puree, swish it around and add it to the skillet.

3) Season with some salt and Italian seasoning, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 40 minutes.

4) In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese and a generous pinch of salt, set aside.

5) Time to layer. Grease the base and sides of your slow cooker then add a touch of sauce in the bottom, layer 3 pieces of lasagna noodles (if you have to break them to fit, feel free to do so) add ¼ of the sauce, followed by ⅓ of the ricotta mixture and ¼ of the mozzarella, repeat this process 2 more times, then finish off with the last 3 noodles, cover with the last ¼ of the sauce and the last ¼ of the mozzarella.

6) Cook the lasagna on low for 2 hours, then top with the remaining mozzarella and continue to cook for another hour and a half.

7) After the lasagna has cooked, remove the slow cooked insert and allow it to sit at room temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.

8) Cut and serve!


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  1. I’ve literally mad almost every dish she has made. They never come out as good as hers tho.😂😂😂😂

  2. Going to try this. I made your Salisbury steaks and garlic brown sugar pork chops last week and they were perfection. My family loved it.

  3. I love the concept of making a lasagne in a slow cooker! Also, I use a lot of Tuttoross crushed tomatoes, so I’ll be sure to buy a bunch this month! You are supporting such a great cause, thank you!

  4. I will stock my pantry with canned tomatoes to support your partnership and our fellow Americans who are living on difficult times. On a up note, this would be a fun dish to teach my church youth group to make and serve a for one of our meetings (along with your Dad’s garlic bread). Thanks for sharing Laura. Love to you and your family.

  5. My 13 year old daughter at every meal before she takes a bite says ” wait wait let me do a Laura Vitale ” then she taste tests it and acts like you!!!! Actually she makes me do it with her and I do!!!!! Ha

  6. I’ll be making this soon!! Thank you for helping spread awareness about nationwide hunger with your platform ❣️

  7. Thank you for sharing! I love using my slow cooker I’ll def be making this, but with gluten free noodles. Thank yu

  8. Love that Red Gold is crushing hunger. I will stock up now that I know. I LOVE Red Gold Tomato products. 🍅🍅
    It’s the only brand I buy except for San Marzano (if Red Gold has them, I haven’t seen them yet). They have no BPA liner AND they’re non-GMO! Not to mention DELICIOUS! win! Win! WIN!! You’ve got a great heart Laura Vitale! 💕

  9. I love the message. I love the recipe. I never thought to make lasagna in my crockpot, butttt I’m gonna give it a try this week. I can’t wait. Thanks Laura

  10. Laura I appreciate this video not just for the recipe but for the message within. I just found out last week that one of my brothers friends is homeless and also not eating everyday. So for me this message hits close to home. God bless you for what you are doing and best believe tomorrow I’m going out to buy this brand because of what they are trying to do to help individuals and families who struggle with hunger.

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