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Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna

Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna – Layers of spinach, feta and light ricotta nestled between sheets of lasagna noodles. The easiest Lasagna you will ever make! Just throw all the ingredients in the Crock Pot and walk away.

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Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna

Crock Pot Lasagna is a homemade comfort food that every family loves! This lasagna tastes like you spent all day making it, but without all the work. We just layer all the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

Whoa Nellie! If I had a quarter for each time I used spinach and feta in the same recipe, I’d be a thousandaire!

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I am going to chill with my 5S until it breaks. If my mom can still use a flip phone and be happy with it, well then… I think I just made my point.

SO, how’s your weekend so far?

My weekend was (read: is always) very loud. If I could just sum it up for you, it would sound a little somethin’ like this; Anaaaaaaaaaa EAT! Aleksandraaaaaaaaaaaa STOP! Goceeeeeeeeeee!!!! …I scream at him just because.

Hit the “repeat” button and that is me, all wrapped up in weekend-fun!

Speaking of repeat. Yesterday, I sang my heart out to MMMMBop by Hanson. My inner 90’s-self is still SO happy!

Speaking of Happy! Pasta-Sundays is where happy lives.

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We all know the deal around here. I take a classic recipe and add feta cheese to it, spinach, too, take a picture of it and eat. Ridiculous, I know, but always delicious.

I have been making *this* Spinach and Feta Lasagna recipe for years now, but it wasn’t until last year that I finally tried a lasagna in the crock pot. WHOA! Life.Changing.

Wait. Do you call it a slow cooker? Yah, I do, too, but most people “google” crock pot. I imagine you might be in that large sum of “most people”.

But, really, I wish I hadn’t waited that long to try slow cooked lasagna because,
A) Your house will smell insanely GOOD!
B) You will want to eat it immediately
C) It’s so easy, your 10 year old can make it.

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HOW TO PREPARE CROCK POT LASAGNA

Those no-boil lasagna noodles have literally changed my life. It’s like I’m saving myself at least 22.4 minutes every time I make lasagna for dinner. In this instance, I saved you and I a huge step in the way that we will prepare this lovely dinner.

All you will need to do is gather your ingredients, throw them in the crock pot in the order that I have given, and that’s it. That’s all. That’s a wrap. No stirring, no boiling, no rinsing, no waiting, no no no! Just place everything in the pot and walk away.

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Come back in 4 hours to eat.

ENJOY!

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Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna

Katerina | Diethood
Layers of spinach, feta and light ricotta nestled between sheets of lasagna noodles.Just throw all the ingredients in the Crock Pot and walk away.
5 from 5 votes
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 12 to 15 no boil lasagna noodles
  • 1 container (32-ounces) Light Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano , or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 bag (8-ounces) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2-1/2 cups Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese , divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese , divided

Instructions
 

  • Lightly coat the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray.
  • Spread 1 cup tomato sauce on the bottom of the pot.
  • Arrange a layer of the no-boil lasagna noodles over the sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, feta cheese, salt, pepper, chopped garlic, oregano, parsley and eggs; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add spinach and mix until well incorporated.
  • Spread 1/3 of the ricotta mixture over the pasta.
  • Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella and 1/3 of the parmesan cheese over the ricotta mixture.
  • Top with a cup of tomato sauce.
  • Repeat these layers until all the ingredients have been used up .
  • Top the lasagna with a layer of lasagna noodles covered with tomato sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
  • Turn off the crock pot and let stand 45 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Cut and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 399 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 94 mg | Sodium: 1409 mg | Potassium: 671 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 1070 IU | Vitamin C: 11.9 mg | Calcium: 405 mg | Iron: 4 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crock pot recipes, lasagna recipes, slow cooker recipes
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66 comments on “Spinach and Feta Crock Pot Lasagna”

  1. this is the worst recipe I think I’ve ever seen. It’s horrifyingly stupid not to mention it sounds disgusting. Don’t call this lasagna and why the heck would you use a crockpot when you can just stick it in an oven and have this monstrosity in an hour instead of 4?

    1. Thank you for sharing your perspective! It’s always interesting to hear different views. While not everyone may have ample time for dinner preparation, many find slow cookers a handy tool to prepare homemade meals efficiently. Did you get a chance to try the recipe? I would love to hear your experience! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. Wow. We have made this twice before and it was great. Came back to this page because I am making it for dinner tonight. I canโ€™t believe someone would get so triggered over a RECIPE on the internet that theyโ€™d make the above comment๐Ÿคฃ idk if itโ€™s sad or funny. I personally like that it is made in a crockpot because it gives me more time to make other sides and not have to worry about making every part of the dinner in a small window.

    2. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but it sounds very good. I would make it in the crock pot so I wouldn’t heat up my kitchen especially in the summer. Also I have to use the Crock-Pot because I get tired very easily so I have to do my cooking when I feel like it.

  2. Hi there! I love this recipe so much! Iโ€™ve made it several times and it always comes out amazing!
    Iโ€™d like to make it for some friends that are coming for dinner over the weekend, but they are gluten free.. is it possible to use GF lasagna noodles? I canโ€™t seem to fine no boil GF noodles tho. Do you think this could work ?
    Thanks so much!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!!

      Yep, that will work, but do boil the GF noodles beforehand if they are not “No Boil Noodles”.

  3. Wondering if there is anything other than ricotta (or cottage cheese) I could use. Could I use extra mozzarella? For some reason ricotta and cottage cheese donโ€™t sit well with me. Maybe I could just use a little less ricotta? Iโ€™m guessing I shouldnโ€™t leave it out entirely. Suggestions? Thanks!

  4. Iโ€™ve made this several times in the crock pot and itโ€™s always delicious. Iโ€™m wondering if anyone has tried baking it in a traditional oven, and if so how the different cooking methods compare. Iโ€™ve never used the oven-ready lasagna in the oven, only in the slow cooker, so Iโ€™m just curious to hear how it comes out. And if you have baked it, any suggestions on time/temp, or just use the box directions?

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    Christina Wendland

    Hi Can I use regular lasagna noodles instead of the no boil? I find the no boil ones don’t taste as good. THX

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Honestly, I’m not sure if it would or wouldn’t work because I have never used other lasagna noodles in the crock pot. I’ve always used the no boil ones. Wish I had a better answer! :-/

      1. I’m new to cooking and I had a lot of questions and couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment. At first I couldn’t figure out how to measure 8oz of spinach since I bought a 12 oz bag. I was going to measure just a cup of spinach, but that didn’t seem right. I ended up dumping out the bag and using half and then 1/3 of the other half. Seemed like a lot of spinach and it was REALLY tough to mix into the ricotta cheese. My other confusion was with the end of the layers. I put a cup of tomato sauce, the noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta, 2 – 1/3 cups of mozzarella (the bag said it had 8 servings of 1/3 cup each), and half of 1/4 cup of parmesan? it didn’t seem like a lot of parmesan. Then I poured my 2nd cup of tomato sauce, noodles, ricotta, mozzarella/parm. Then the 3rd cup of sauce, noodles, last third of riccotta, mozzarella/parm…then I got confused cuz I was down to my last cup of tomato sauce and I knew I had to top off the lasagna with noodles, tomato sauce, and cheese. But I was down to my last portions of cheese and sauce. Was I supposed to put another layer of noodles and then the remaining cup of tomato sauce and remaining cheese? I ended up putting 3/4 cup of tomato sauce, noodles, and the remaining 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. but the sauce didn’t seem to cover the whole layer so I added 1/4 cup extra (making the total tomato sauce use to 4 1/2 cups) then I topped it off with the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan. but the parmesan was barely anything so I added a few more sprinkles. I hope it turns out okay, but I really would like to know what i was really supposed to do after the third portion of ricotta mixture. Also how much salt and pepper do you suggest? And what is the best way to mix the spinach into the ricotta? was I supposed to chop the spinach? I used a fork to mix it. It took forever! Thank you so much for the recipe…smells good so far โ€

    2. from perth western australia .. are no boil lasagna noodles the same as lasagna sheets please? Coles Woolworths our local supermarkets dont seem to know what they are?

  6. Can this be made in a baking dish then frozen? I have made the crock pot version which is super yummy but need to make it for a large party this time. Hoping to freeze, then cook before guest arrive.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      HI Natasha!! Yes, you can definitely freeze unbaked lasagna. Line a baking dish with heavy-duty nonstick aluminum foil and prepare the recipe as directed in the prepared baking dish. Freeze unbaked lasagna until firm. You need to then completely thaw it before baking. To thaw, keep it on the counter for a few hours. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Megan! I’ve used both, but if you like more flavor, definitely use the seasoned stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Is it really 32 ounces of ricotta? I can NOT find that large of a container anywhere….all packaged as 8 ounces. Just want to make sure. Making it now for our newly declared vegetarian teenage daughter.

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Hi Penny! Yes, it is 32 ounces. If you can’t find the bigger containers, then see if you can use about 4 of the 8-ounce containers.

    2. This was a hit at our house the other night. My husband declared that this should be on our repeat list! I love that everybody is eating spinach ๐Ÿ™‚ also, I only had one bowl and he crockpot to clean! Much better than when I make our standard lasagna! Thank you

  7. I love this recipe. I’ve made it three times so far and it’s a keeper.
    I usually use a box of noodles (usually place two whole ones, slightly overlapping and then a few broken ones for each layer), 1.5 large cans of sauce, about 5-6 oz of fresh baby spinach, and the rest as written.

      1. Katerina - Diethood
        Katerina Petrovska

        Hi!
        The recipe calls for “no-boil lasagna noodles” – you can get those at any grocery store, but make sure that they are “NO-Boil”. You can also get them on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GxLS03 (affiliate link)
        I hope this helps. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. I am making this right now but I didn’t have the patience to shuck garlic and I accidentally bought 16oz fresh large leaf spinach. Has anybody tried it with more than 8oz of spinach? Did it taste okay? I will find out in 4hrs

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Steph! I think it will be fine – just some extra greens. ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know how it goes!

  9. I just tried this recipe for the first time, and added in some cooked ground turkey to the tomato sauce for extra protein and it turned out amazing and so incredibly easy! Thanks, I’ll be sharing it with my friends! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. We just ate this for dinner and I have to say, it’s my favorite crockpot recipe. It was easy and delicious. The only thing I did different was to use regular whole wheat lasagna noodles and they were fine.

  11. This looks amazing and I am probably going to make it for the “big game” next Sunday. What a great take on traditional lasagna which I often make in the crockpot with wonderful results. One thing I do though, is “frost” my noodles with the ricotta cheese mixture and then place in the crockpot – seems to make it easier than trying to reach in and spread mix onto hard noodles. I usually put two longer noodles across the pan and two short on either side to make a filled-in layer. I still call them crockpots and just bought a new model that I am looking forward to cooking in. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. There is a crock pot that is 13 x 9. It is made by crock pot. Would be great for this recipe.

  13. What purpose do the eggs serve? I make another crock pot lasagna recipe that uses regular noodles – uncooked, and no eggs. Wondering if I really need them for this recipe- want to make it, but with a few tweaks. Thanks!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      HI Mikala!

      The eggs act as a binder and keep the mixture from falling apart. If you don’t mind a bit of a crumbly mixture, you can try it without the egg. Let me know how it goes. Have a great day!

  14. I made this today and it is very good! It was as good as my homemade slaving over the stove lasagna that says a lot!! But please do tell the nutritional information for the lasagna!!! Thank you

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Kelly!

      So I’ve never tried it with frozen spinach, but I’m thinking that some of that water may have an impact on taste and texture…unless you can get it completely dry. It might work, just not sure since I have never made it with anything other than fresh spinach. I’m sorry I can’t be of better help! Please let me know how it turns out!

    2. I used frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed. It worked great and was much cheaper than buying a bag of fresh spinach. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Katerina - Diethood
        Katerina Petrovska

        Hi Lindsay!! Thanks for letting me know that frozen spinach works just as well! ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy to know that you enjoyed it!!

  15. I can’t wait to try this, and THANK YOU for not using cottage cheese!!! I feel like every lasagna recipe I have found uses it instead of ricotta

  16. I Need to let you know that this is in our crackpot right now as I type, e have one more hour until its ready. ๐Ÿ™‚ super excited. Thank you for sharing!

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    Phyllis Marshall

    I had to let you know that this was the first recipe, made in my new crock pot, that I absolutely LOVED!! The flavors were beautifully blended and, you were right…the house smelled luscious! It’s really important to me that the recipes I use have only fresh ingredients, not canned this or that, and it was refreshing to see that this lasagna fit the bill! Thank you, Katerina.

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    Meggan | Culinary Hill

    Wow, this lasagna looks so cheesy and delicious! And it has spinach so that makes it health food, right?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pinned!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Naomi! Yes, you can definitely set it on Low, and that should take no more than 7 hours. Turn it off and let it stand, covered, for at least 45 minutes before digging in. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. It worked! It was on for about 6 and a half hours, one side was a little burnt, probably an issue with my crockpot as the other side was fine…I was worried it would be dried out but it was great! Thanks for a great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ my guests loved it!

  19. I don’t have a crock pot/slow cooker and am unlikely to ever get one one but your lasagna sounds easy to put together and the result looks beautiful. Yay you.

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