Crockpot (Slow Cooker) Pesto Lasagna

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 607.0
  • Total Fat: 27.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,835.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 35.8 g

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I adapted this from Stephanie O'Dea's blog. The original can be found here:
I adapted this from Stephanie O'Dea's blog. The original can be found here:

Number of Servings: 8


    1 (26-ounce) jar prepared pasta sauce
    1 (10-ounce) box lasagna noodles
    1 1/2 cup pesto
    1 (15-ounce) container fat-free ricotta cheese
    1 (12-ounce) bag baby spinach
    1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    16 ounces fat free shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/4 cup water


Use a 4 quart slow cooker.

The spinach is fluffy, so you're going to have to squish it down to make it all fit.


1. Put a spoonful of pasta sauce (about 1/4 cup) into the bottom of your cooker and swirl it around.
2. Add a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (you're going to have to break them to make a layer).
3. Smear ricotta cheese and pesto onto the noodles.
4. Add a handful or two of baby spinach, and top with a layer of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
5. Repeat layers until you've run out of ingredients.
6. Before closing the pot, put 1/4 cup of water into the empty pasta sauce jar and close and shake. Pour this saucy water over the top of everything.
7. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for about 3 to 4. You'll know it's done when the top layer begins to brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. It will also pull a bit away from the sides.
8. Uncover, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DARK_CINDERELLA.

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  • looka good. i wonder if there is a way to make it with less sodium? - 2/13/12

    Reply from DARK_CINDERELLA (3/26/12)
    The easiest way to cut down on sodium is to make your own pesto. Also, experiment with other cheeses (Parmesan is high in sodium).

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