Saturday, March 26, 2011

Crock Pot Lasagna with Pollo in Potacchio

HE SAID: Very good.
SHE SAID: Yum, but next time we'll adjust the cooking time when using flat egg no boil noodles

After we cut a couple pieces out.
We made this two weekends ago, but the female half of this couple (the chef) got the stomach flu two Thursdays ago which meant the blogging and cooking were put on hold.

So, two weekends ago we decided to do some meal planning.  Made Pollo in Potacchio on Saturday night in the crock pot and decided to make enough for a lasagna the next night.  Turned out great.  Very tasty.

We love Barilla's Flat Egg No Boil Lasagna Noodles...just be careful not to overcook the lasagna or your noodles will be a bit overcooked.  This fit nicely into our 4 qt. crock pot and served us dinner for two nights.


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 hours on low if you're using the same noodles we used, if you use "regular" lasagna noodles, cook for 6-8 hours on low (check the noodles, when the lasagna cuts easily, your lasagna is probably done)
4 qt-crock pot

Pollo in Potacchio with sauce - depends on how much you want, the sauce is good to hydrate the noodles
lasagna noodles (your choice)
ricotta cheese (depends on how much you like to use, at least 8 oz)
1 pkg shredded Italian blend cheese
2 t. Italian seasoning
1/4 c. water

We promise this looked better in person!
Mix Italian seasoning in ricotta cheese.  Shred chicken from Pollo in Potacchio.  Spray crock pot with non-stick spray.  Pour in a ladel full of sauce into crock pot.  Layer with noodles (break to fit the pot).  Smear some ricotta cheese mixture on.  Sprinkle some shredded cheese on next.  Ladle more sauce (with chicken), the lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese mixture, then shredded cheese.  Continue layering until you're happy with your lasagna.  We only did 4 layers.  End with sauce and shredded cheese.  Pour water over food.  Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on low if you're using thin noodles, 6-8 hours on low if you're using thicker noodles.

Lasagna is done when you can cut into the lasagna and the noodles are cooked.  Let sit a few minutes before cutting and serving.

Enjoy, we sure did!

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