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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (123 Votes)
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Servings 8
Preparation time 25
Cooking time 395

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, about 1/2 cup
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans Italian-style tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, about 8 ounces
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 15 uncooked lasagna noodles

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This lasagna comes together super quickly in the slow cooker, and then cooks for 4 to 6 hours on low, and is ready

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