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Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

I love Italian food. I really LOVE anything dish with tomatoes. There is nothing better than a good red sauce. I have been working on my family tree the last few months, and am astonished that I don’t have any roots tracing back to Italy. How could that be? I wonder if there is any such thing as an honorary Italian.

Hunt’s® has teamed up with Kraft® for a second year to create 12 new signature recipes featuring Hunt’s® canned tomatoes and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese. Needless to say, when I was asked to share one of these recipes with you, I jumped at the opportunity. I use Hunt’s® diced, stewed and whole tomatoes in my cooking all the time.

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Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

Earlier this week I made Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna, one of the new signature recipes featuring Hunt’s® canned tomatoes and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese. It was so delicious! Plus, it was super easy to make. Slow cooker lasagna is the way to go! I may never make it in the oven again.

Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients:

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pkg (8 oz each) fresh sliced mushrooms
1 pkg (6 oz each) baby spinach leaves
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
2 cups Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 container (8 oz each) part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
1-1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided

Directions:

1. Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes more or until mushrooms are tender and spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and pepper in small bowl; set aside.

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

2. Spread 3/4 cup sauce mixture over bottom of slow cooker. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over sauce mixture, breaking noodles to fit. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture, ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup Italian cheese. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture and remaining 3 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Spoon remaining sauce mixture over noodles.

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

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3. Cover; cook on LOW 5 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

Recipe Source: Hunts

The new signature recipes are fantastic and feature a variety of flavors and ingredients. The new recipes include Weeknight Mini Meatloaves, Nacho Macaroni and Cheese Bake, Pesto Pomodoro Chicken, Easy Chicken Parmesan, 30-Minute Chili and more!

I love that Hunt’s® tomato are 100% natural – with no artificial preservatives. Plus, Hunt’s® cans each tomato for the diced, stewed, and whole varieties within hours of picking it from the field, and uses FlashSteam® (a proprietary, natural peeling method using steam from hot water) to peel our tomatoes — similar to how tomatoes are peeled by home canners.  

Did you know that October is National Tomato month?  Now is the perfect time to try out any of Hunt’s® recipes. The new recipes available at Hunts.com make it so easy for you to prepare delicious food. You don’t have to be a master chef to create great meals that your family will love.

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

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Ingredients
  

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pkg 8 oz each fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pkg 6 oz each baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can 14.5 oz each Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
  • 2 cups Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 container 8 oz each part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 dry lasagna noodles uncooked
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese divided

Instructions
 

  • 1. Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes more or until mushrooms are tender and spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and pepper in small bowl; set aside.
  • 2. Spread 3/4 cup sauce mixture over bottom of slow cooker. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over sauce mixture, breaking noodles to fit. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture, ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup Italian cheese. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture and remaining 3 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Spoon remaining sauce mixture over noodles.
  • 3. Cover; cook on LOW 5 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
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