Crock Pot Lasagna

Monday Meal (serve with a side salad); makes enough for two dinner meals. Try it, it really works! Estimated cost: 1 lb. of your favorite sausage, cooked and crumbled (3.), lasagna noodles (less than one box) (2.), 6 cups spaghetti sauce (3.), 2 c. ricotta and 4 c. mozarella cheeses (6.), 2-3 small zucchini (or mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc.) (2.), two nights worth of salad greens dressed with oil, vinegar, spices and herbs (4.) = $20.00 for two nights worth of dinners

For a cost friendly sauce, use my spaghetti sauce recipe. Pour 2 cups of the sauce in the bottom of a large crock pot (slow cooker). Add 1/3 of the zucchini, sliced into 1/4" rounds. Layer with 1/3 of the uncooked noodles, breaking to fit, overlapping is not a problem. Dot with 1/2 of the ricotta in large tablespoons, and sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella. Add 1/3 of the cooked sausage. Pour 2 cups of the sauce over it all, and then another layer of noodles, breaking to fit as needed. Add another 1/3 of the vegetables the last 1/2 of the ricotta, another 1/3 of the mozarella and 1/3 of the sausage. Add the last layer of noodles, breaking them to puzzle piece together in the pot. Add the rest of the vegetables, sausage, mozzarella cheese and finally the last two cups of sauce. Add 1/4 cup water over it all, and cover. Cook on high for about three hours or until the noodles are tender.

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