Slow cooker lasagne and easy quick homemade garlic bread

Slow cooker lasagne and easy quick homemade garlic bread

If you’ve been visiting here for a while you will know one thing about me. I get on a roll (some may call it an addiction) with food and I make it and make it and make it and then I get sick of it.

Ingredients

  • At the moment, that food is lasagne and I blame the Thermomix for making it so easy to make bechamel sauce. Now Thermi is going to have to share a little of that blame with mr slow cooker because – and yes I may be a little late to the party – I have discovered slow cooker lasagne.
  • This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Things I Make (for dinner) a blog where Sarah from Ontario, Canada shares recipes for all the things she likes to cook. It started as a way to share dinner recipes with friends and went from there. Seeing as ‘dinner’ is in the title, I went with a dinner meal and am so glad I did.
  • I will admit, when I took the lid off the slow cooker come dinner time, I said to Will ‘sorry this really doesn’t look too good.’ I dished up a portion, snapped some photos and then served it up and hoped for the best.
  • One bite in and I was very very happy. The meat was so very tender and apart from the missing crunch that you get on top of an oven-baked lasagne, there was no difference and dare I say this one might have been even better? Especially considering how little work went into it.
  • The original recipe uses a jar of pasta sauce as the sauce but I used a jar of passata instead and sautéed some onion and garlic for extra flavour. It was good. Seriously good and Will agreed.
  • I also made a quick loaf of garlic bread from a frozen hot dog roll, butter and garlic. Tastes even better than any of the store-bought ones I think. Enjoy!
  • What about you? Have you ever made lasagne in the slow cooker? Do you get obsessed with certain foods?
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  • Slow cooker lasagne
  • author: adapted from Things I make for dinner
  • prep: 20 mins, cook: 3-5h, serves: 5
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 500g (1lb) beef mince
  • 700g (1 bottle) passata
  • 2 tsp basil pesto
  • About ¼ cup of water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 250g cottage cheese
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 ½ cups of a combination of grated cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella and or ricotta
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • Dried lasagne sheets (I used 7)
Read the whole recipe on Claire K Creations