Puerto Rican Slow Cooker Lasagna

Puerto Rican Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

The flavors of Puerto Rico join the comfort of America in this slow cooker lasagna recipe the whole family will enjoy!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Puerto Rican
Keyword: lasagna, pasta, Puerto Rico
Servings: 9
Author: Neyssa

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 pounds of ground turkey
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of homemade sofrito
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound of lasagna noodles cooked
  • 30 oz of ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 cup cup of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup of Colby cheese shredded
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese shredded
  • non stick spray

Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium high heat, add in ground turkey and onions, once turkey starts to brown add in sofrito, cilantro, oregano and salt and pepper. Keep stirring and cooking until turkey is browned through and cooked. Drain out excess grease. Add in 1 and a half jars of spaghetti sauce, reserving the rest to the side. Cook an additional minute so flavors can incorporate. Set to the side.
  • In a large bowl add in ricotta (or cottage) cheese, the egg, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasonings, stir to combine.
  • Spray non-stick spray to grease the insert of a large slow cooker. Take a generous amount of the reserved spaghetti sauce and coat the bottom of the insert. Layer an amount of 5-6 lasagna noodles (they will overlap) to cover the bottom, next layer an even amount of ricotta cheese mixture to coat the noodles, add a layer of meat mixture to cover the ricotta cheese mixture, next layer on a mixture of shredded cheeses and repeat the process 3 more times or until all of the ingredients have been used. (There will be leftover noodles.)
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-4 hours.
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