Crock Pot recipes are perfect for family meals. Today I’m sharing a Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls recipe.
Warm comfort foods and slow cooker recipes are in everyone’s minds when the cooler weather comes around. With the kids back in school we are back on a schedule and eating family meals at home. With the schedule in place, I’ve gotten better about planning out some meals for the week. I like to try to include a slow cooker recipe as often as I can. I’m starting off the month by sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls.
To make the slow cooker lasagna rolls, cook 12-13 lasagna noodles, depending on what size your Crock-Pot is. Mix together ricotta cheese, eggs, shredded cheese and parmesan. Pour one jar of spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker. Lay the lasagna noodles on a cutting board a couple at a time. Spread 2 ½ to 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture over the noodles. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. I used an Italian seasoning grinder and it added a great flavor!
Roll up the lasagna noodles and carefully cut them in half. Place the lasagna rolls in the sauce in the slow cooker. Continue until the slow cooker is full. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Most of the sauce is soaked up while cooking so serve with more spaghetti sauce.
Bonnie L says
Can you freeze ahead and cook later in crockpot? do you need to thaw first? How long would it cook?
Although I’ve never tried freezing this recipe for later, it is possible. Prepare the lasagna rolls and place them in an airtight freezer bag. Put them in the fridge overnight to thaw. When ready to make, pour the sauce in the slow cooker, add the thawed lasagna rolls and top with cheese. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
I was wondering if you stand the noodles up in the crockpot on the cut end or lay them down on the rolled up seam .
I stood them up on the cut end. Happy Cooking!
You say “shredded cheese” but aren’t specific on which kind. Should we assume mozzarella?
Oops, that question was already asked, sorry!
Eileen Klinger says
This may sound stupid but I have reread the instructions three times and I see no instructions as to what to do with the second jar of spaghetti sauce. Do you serve it on the side or top the lasagna rolls before putting on the cheese?
I’m so glad you asked! Yes, you spoon the sauce on when serving as if you were making spaghetti since most of the sauce you added when baking was absorbed. Here is where, in the instructions, the 2 jars are needed:
3. Pour one jar of spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker and turn on low.
9. Most of the sauce is soaked up while cooking so serve with more spaghetti sauce.
Me again. What size jar of spaghetti sauce are you referring to? And has anyone else included ground beef?
I guess I didn’t even realize there were different sizes because I always buy the same thing. Let me check.
I used (2) 24 oz Classico Four Cheese Pasta Sauce.
How many people does this recipe serve?
Depending on how much lasagna everyone wants to eat, 8 people would get about 3 lasagna rolls each. Happy cooking and thanks for stopping by!
Lokks yummy thanks
You call for 2 cups of shredded cheese, what type did you use?
I used Colby Jack but you can use whatever you have on hand.
I’m wondering the same thing. Which way are they being cut? Thanks. Sounds like a delicious new take on lasagna.
Cut in half which way? Can you just leave them as is and place them in crock pot?
I was wondering the same thing! I’m unclear of this step. :/
Sorry everyone! I’ve been on vacation. I tried responding to this but it looks like my response didn’t post for some reason. Okay, there is only one way you can cut the lasagna rolls in half. If you cut it the right way, you will have 2 short rolls but if you cut it the wrong way the lasagna rolls will unroll and you will just have a bunch of pasta segments. I don’t have an lasgana noodles in my pantry right now but I will buy some and post a photo soon.
As for just leaving them as they are, without cutting them, you can definitely do that! I wanted to fill my entire slow cooker and I wanted to have the sauce almost cover the lasagna rolls. The only way I could do it without making more rolls and adding another jar of sauce was to cut them in half. If you do leave them whole, I would love for you to stop back to tell us how they turned out!
Stephanie @ Stephanie's Az Kitchen says
This looks like great football guy food 🙂 Will try it! Great blog 🙂
Mmmm…love the concept of reconfiguring lasagna! These look yummy!
Can you use cottage cheese instead of ricotta?
I have never tried it due to my family’s preferences but from what I saw online, you can. Mix the cottage cheese with the parmesan and shredded cheese but omit the eggs. Best of luck and thanks for stopping by!
I did half and half.. straight cottage doesn’t hold up well in crock
I have to try these. They look so good!
I don’t use my crock pot nearly as often as I should. These look so easy and delicious!!
Clair Boone says
So in love with my crock pot and I do believe my kiddos would so love these kid friendly rolls!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Crocktober? This is the best month ever then! LOVE my Crock Pot! These look delicious!
That look so yummy! The perfect blend of noodles, cheese, and sauce!
This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!! Can’t wait to try it
Anna Bennett says
I love Lasagna Rolls & your Recipe looks so much better then the originals.
I can’t wait for my daughter to make it.
Love Lasagna Rolls but have never done in crock-pot. Will have to remember to do that next time around. Receipe saved for sure :}
Thanks for sharing your recipe