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Slow Cooker Hot Five-Cheese Lasagna

A 4-alarm cheese-packed lasagna that will surely please any hot-and-spicy food lover!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lasagna, slow cooker recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 935kcal


  • 9 lasagna noodles uncooked*
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded aged asiago cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fresh asiago cheese**
  • 1 lb mozzarella sliced (reserve a few slices for top)
  • 1/4 cup grated romano or parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 24 oz pasta sauce of your choice (I used plain)
  • 1 cup water


  • *The amount I used because of the shape of my slow cooker
  • **Substitute an equal amount of mozzarella if you can't find fresh asiago. Here is a list of suppliers of DOP Asiago cheese.
  • Cut sausage into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix the ricotta cheese with the grated romano or parmesan and the hot pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the sausage and ground beef. Drain off fat. Turn off heat.
  • Add the pasta sauce and water to the pan with the meat. Stir combining well.
  • Place 1 cup of sauce in the bottom of a slow cooker (3.5 Q-6 Q).
  • Place a layer of noodles in the crock, breaking if needed to fit.
  • Distribute 1/2 of the ricotta mixture evenly across noodles. Distribute 1/2 of the other cheeses evenly, but hold back a few slices of mozzarella for the final topping. Top with about 1 cup of sauce; repeat ending with a layer of noodles. Top with remaining sauce.
  • Cover and set slow cooker on HI for 3-5 hours, LOW for 4-6 hours.
  • Place reserved mozzarella on top of lasagna. Place lid back on crock and let cheese melt. Turn off crockpot and let lasagna stand for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serves about 6.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 935kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 1584mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 841mg | Iron: 4mg