Slow Cooker Sausage and Squash Lasagna
For a busy weeknight dinner recipe idea you'll want to try this "Slow Cooker Sausage and Squash Lasagna" recipe. Slow cookers are a life saver when you have a lot to do during the week, just throw your ingredients in the crock pot in the morning, and when you get home you'll have a delicious dinner recipe already prepared and ready to eat, and the house will smell like you've been cooking all day!
We were surprised and delighted by how well lasagna cooks up in the slow cooker. Be sure to use traditional noodles, and place them in the cooker uncooked. We tried the recipe with specially formulated no-bake noodles, and they didn't work as well. Some of the ingredients you will need for this recipe include ricotta cheese, grated Asiago cheese, chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fresh chives, freshly ground black pepper, garlic, red wine vinegar, yellow crookneck squash sliced, cooking spray, hot turkey sausage links casings removed, chopped onion, shiitake mushrooms, chicken stock, chopped fresh basil leaves, marinara sauce, lasagna noodles and shredded fontina cheese. To start you will combine the ricotta cheese and some Asiago cheese, some parsley, some chives, pepper, and one garlic clove, grated, in a bowl and set aside. Bring some water to a boil in a large skillet and stir in red wine vinegar. Add squash and zucchini and cook for two minutes then drain. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Coat a pan with cooking spray and add sausage cook about seven minutes, stirring to crumble. Stir in onion and cook 8 minutes or until onion is tender.
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