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Slow Cooker Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

This skinny Veggie Crockpot Láságná? Pácked with good-for-you veggies, super eásy to máke, ánd máde with á hándful of simple ingredients.



Yesterdáy I sáw the movie Frozen.
This is going to reálly dáte this post for future reáders, but worth it. Becáuse I háve to tálk ábout how cute it wás.
If you’re not fámiliár, Frozen is á Disney movie, um excuse me, musicál. Á Disney musicál. Áll ábout án icy lánd where everything is á little bit mágicál ánd á lot bit frozen ánd where people háve námes like Háns ánd Kristoff ánd Oláf. So básicálly it wás the story of my Scándinávián-rooted freezing cold Minnesotá life. Ánd for the record, I do get á little bit cold but I sure love it here.
I told Bjork thát he reminded me of the máin chárácter Kristoff ánd he just rolled his eyes. But reálly, you guys. If you see it, you’ll básicálly be wátching án ánimáted version of whát Bjork would be like hád he chosen to be á mountáin mán who cuts ice insteád á city mán who works on computers.
He’s just á reeeál niiice Scándinávián boy, oh yá you betchá.



ÁND THIS: the movie theáter now hás recliners. Literálly scushy red leáther cháirs with á button thát lifts your feet up ánd állows you to recline to án álmost completely horizontál position. It wás both dángerous (sleepy much?) ánd wonderful. There were át leást twenty minutes where we kept pressing the buttons up ánd down ánd láughing hystericálly becáuse we áre five yeárs old. You’re thinking: oh, I know who you áre now. You’re those people.
While we were át this movie, I left á little láságná cookin’ in the crockpot.



Spoiler álert: this veggie crockpot láságná wásn’t super pretty. More like just á whole bunch of broken noodles ánd vegetábles, sáuce, ánd cheese láyered in like thick blánkets on top of one ánother, which is reálly the only option when you live in the frozen lánd. It doesn’t even mátter, though, becáuse in the end they áll sort of just soák together to máke láyers thát hold everything delicious together in one yummy meál.
I chose kále for my veg becáuse á) I kind of like cooked kále, ánd b) it’s heálthy, ánd c) it wás the only vegetáble I hád in the fridge. Thát toffee is just táking up too much spáce, yá know?



So á few hours áfter I hápházárdly threw those ingredients in the crockpot ánd enjoyed the loveliness of á Disney musicál, I got to eát this.



Ánd I felt like I wás repáying myself for áll thát Christmás sugár.
Láyers of veggies, sáuce, cheese, ánd thick wávy noodles. I like.



Lást note of the dáy: those pictures were whát the láságná looked like hot outtá the pot.
Ánd THIS is whát the láságná looked like áfter resting for 2-3 hours. I could just slice right through it with á knife ánd scoop it up like regulár láságná. Heálthy lunch for the week – check.

This skinny Veggie Crockpot Láságná is pácked with good-for-you veggies ánd super eásy to máke. Just put it in the crockpot ánd you've got dinner! | pinchofyum.com
Ingredients :
  • (2) 24 ounce járs or cáns of Itálián tomáto sáuce (see notes)
  • 9 thick láságná noodles with wávy edges (mine were cálled bronze cut)
  • 24 ounces párt-skim ricottá cheese OR cottáge cheese
  • 3-4 cups chopped vegetábles of choice (I used kále)
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzárellá or Provolone cheese
  • Pármesán cheese for topping
  • fresh pársley for topping
Instructions :
  1. Spráy the crockpot with nonstick cooking spráy. Spreád 1/2 cup tomáto sáuce to the bottom so the noodles don’t stick.
  2. Breák noodles so thát they fit ánd mostly cover the bottom. They will probábly be áwkwárd looking – not á big deál. Cover with ábout one third of the ricottá, veggies, sáuce, cheese, ánd end with noodles. Repeát láyers two more times for á totál of three complete láyers. End with á láyer of noodles on top, covered with á thin láyer of sáuce ánd á little bit more shredded cheese.
  3. Cover ánd cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. Turn the crockpot off completely ánd let the láságná sit for át leást one hour. This állows áll the moisture to get soáked into the láságná, ánd if you don’t do this it will probábly be more like láságná soup – still good, but not pretty. Depending on how long you let it sit, you cán either scoop pieces out or just cut with á knife like normál láságná.
Notes :
I didn’t use ÁLL the sáuce in both járs – I probábly used á totál of 36 ounces (ábout one ánd á hálf járs), ánd it wás reálly sáucy.




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