Monday, November 16, 2009

slow cooker success!

A slow cooker is an after5chef God-send. Throw everything in there, turn it on, and leave for work. By the time you get home from work, dinner is done and it's time to eat! Tonight was my first slow-cooker venture, with a lasagna. It seemed a little untraditional for a slow cooker (those always seemed like a casserole only kind of deal) but I thought I'd give it a show. absolutely loved it (and so did J!). In true after5chef fashion, minimal ingredients, not a whole lot of prep, and barely any clean-up! This recipe makes about 6 servings, and you know what that means ... left overs!!


1 lb ground turkey, browned
5 cups (two big jars) of spaghetti sauce
1 egg
1 24 oz carton cottage cheese (I know it sounds weird, but go with it)
8 uncooked lasagna noodles
mozzarella cheese


Brown the turkey; once all the fat has cooked off, combine it with the spaghetti sauce in a mixing bowl, and set aside. In a separate, smaller dish, combine the egg and the cottage cheese. In the crock pot, layer the turkey/sauce mixture, noodles, cream cheese mixture, and mozzarella (in that order) until you've used all the ingredients. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours (or on low, for 8 to 9 hours).

Suggested Side: Garlic bread.



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