For my first night of work, I planned to make crockpot lasagna. I thought I had everything from the store, but turns out I was missing the key ingredient...lasagna noodles. So, then I found this recipe for crockpot spaghetti. Well, I didn't have everything for that either. Enter my superb cooking skills and flexibility (and sarcasm) and I created a delicious meal that we loved! Here's the recipe and a few pictures that I quickly snapped while holding Audrey and trying to cook...so obviously they are stellar ;). I hope you enjoy!
1 lb ground beef
8 oz cottage cheese
8 oz ricotta
1/2 box of spaghetti
Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (or homemade if you're fancy)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1. Brown ground beef. When it's almost finished, sprinkle with Italian Seasoning and salt/pepper.
2. While the meat is cooking, in a separate bowl, stir together the cottage cheese and ricotta.
3. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Poor half of the sauce in the bottom. Layer the ground beef on top of the sauce. Next, break the spaghetti into thirds and lay on top of the meat. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese on top and then cover with the cheese mixture. Pour the rest of the sauce over that, so that the spaghetti is completely covered. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
4. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours.
|You could use ground turkey or sausage as well. This was on sale.|
|I swear this post is not sponsored by Kroger.|
|Cottage cheese/Ricotta mixture|
|Layers of yumminess.|
|I was finally able to put her down when I gave her this apple.|
|Make sure the spaghetti is fully covered.|
|Mine was finished after 3 hours!|
|So it doesn't "plate" well. But man is it good, and so are leftovers!|