My Culinary Adventure with Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna


The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, is celebrated for her wholesome and hearty recipes that capture the essence of home cooking. Her Slow Cooker Lasagna recipe is no exception, promising the rich, comforting flavors of traditional lasagna without the fuss. In this article, I'll take you through my culinary journey as I tried this beloved Pioneer Woman recipe.

Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

Ree Drummond's Slow Cooker Lasagna is a testament to the convenience and deliciousness of slow-cooked dishes. This recipe offers all the flavors of classic lasagna, including layers of tender pasta, savory meat sauce, and creamy ricotta cheese, with the added bonus of minimal hands-on effort. Here's what you'll need:

 Ingredients :

Meat Mixture:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Cheese Mixture:

  • 3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  • Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the slow cooker
  • 15 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


Directions :

  1. For the meat mixture: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, sausage and garlic and cook until brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and some pepper and stir. Set aside.
  2. For the cheese mixture: In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, Parmesan, Romano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and eggs and stir together well.
  3. For the lasagna: Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  4. Spoon in one-quarter of the meat mixture on the bottom and top with 5 lasagna noodles, broken to fit. Add a third of the cheese mixture, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella. Repeat this layering twice, starting with the meat mixture and ending with the mozzarella, for 3 layers total.
  5. For the fourth layer, top with the remaining meat mixture and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Turn off the heat and allow the lasagna to sit 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

My Culinary Experience

My experience trying Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna was nothing short of fantastic. The aroma of the simmering meat sauce filled my kitchen with mouthwatering anticipation. As the lasagna layers cooked and melded together in the slow cooker, I couldn't wait to savor the flavors.

What truly stood out was the rich, comforting taste of the lasagna. The noodles absorbed the delicious sauce, the creamy ricotta mixture added a luxurious texture, and the cheeses created a satisfyingly gooey topping. It tasted like a labor of love, despite the minimal effort it actually required.


Pioneer Woman's Slow Cooker Lasagna is a testament to the magic of slow cooking. It allows you to enjoy the flavors of a traditional lasagna without the hours spent in the kitchen. Whether you're a seasoned cook or new to the kitchen, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser that brings the warmth and heartiness of a homemade Italian meal right to your table.

The next time you're looking for a comforting and satisfying dish that tastes like a hug from home, give this recipe a try. You'll discover a flavorful and effortless way to enjoy the classic flavors of lasagna.

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