October 30, 2015

Lasagna 5 0 5 12
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4+


Meat Sauce

1 kg minced steak

1 tbls oil plus spray olive oil

2 x 425g cans tomatoes

2 medium onions

200g mushrooms

2 clove garlic

280g tomato paste

2 teas oregano

2 teas basil

Pinch salt

Pinch pepper

120g spinach

Mozerella and parmesan - however much you like of each!

Dry Lasagna sheets/srips

Microwave BΓ©chamel Sauce

600ml milk

2 tbls butter

2 tbls flour


1Meat Sauce

2Heat oil in large fry pan, fry onion, garlic, minced steak, mushrooms, herbs, salt and pepper for 5 minutes to slightly brown and get big lumps out. Add tomatoes, spinach and tomato paste, stir to combine.


4Microwave Bechamel Sauce


6Melt butter for 30 seconds or so in microwave, stir flour in and cook for 1 minute so it resembles breadcrumbs. add milk, stir to combine. cook in 1 minute bursts until thick. (took me approx 3 minutes total)


8Prepare Lasagna


10Lightly spray slow cooker dish with oil. Pour meat, then a layer of bechamel into the dish. Arrange uncooked Lasagna strips over the bechamel. Cover liberally with meat sauce, bechamel and some mozzarella. Continue alternating layers of lasagna, meat and bechamel. Arrange mozzarella over bechamel and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. cook for 2 hours on high then 1-1.5 hours on low.

11Or 6-8 hours on low depending on what your slowcooker is like.

12Cook with tea towel trick under the lid.

Submitted by Melissa McClelland


35 Reviews

I’d used crushed myself πŸ™‚

Tanya R

August 12, 2018

What kind of canned tomotoes is best? Crushed, whole etc.

Erika Manuela

August 12, 2018

This was a winner in our house the other day! Didn’t even make it onto next day as leftover! Had to add some grated cheese on bechamel sauce as it would not thicken and it came out beautifully. Will def be making this again and again!


July 13, 2018

Had this tonight was sooooo good. Great for when we care home my daughters footyball game! Big hit!


May 11, 2018

If you like add ricotta into it. Just cut up the ricotta into pieces and sprinkle on each level of meat. You will thank me later


May 5, 2018

Great recipe ! Delicious


May 5, 2018

We like a more traditional lasagne, so I leave out the Mushrooms and Spinach, but this is the only way I cook Lasagne now . My slow cooker is 6l, so it feeds a family of 5 with leftovers for lunch.


May 5, 2018

I love lasagne made this way, I have used round wraps as well with a lasagne sheet in the middle of the two halves. (Cut the wrap in half like a semi circle and place the round edges against the bowl with a sheet of lasagne or another piece of wrap in the middle) perfect every time!

Rita Fiorentino

April 22, 2018

fantastic. Big hit in my family. When I use to make in the oven it was always watery. Not this one. People don’t believe me when I say I cook in slow cooker.

Jodie Leemhuis

March 27, 2018

Absolutely delicious recipe! I added 120 gm extra tomato paste, diced carrots and used 250 gm finely diced mushrooms. I also added an extra tablespoon of flour and extra milk, grated tasty cheese and cracked black pepper to the bechamel sauce. Cooked on high for 2 hrs then low for 2.5 hrs. The BEST lasagna ever!!


March 2, 2018

Do you just put the tea towel over the cooker then put lid on top and at what point is it best to do this?


February 20, 2018

My first time making any type of lasagna. Such a success and so delicious.

Emma Roney

January 28, 2018

Extremely yummy 🀀

Andrea Gray

August 12, 2017

Love love love


August 11, 2017

I usually use a veal mince and cook it into the sauce when I cook my lasagnas and always use fresh herbs


May 23, 2017

sorry I don’t no what the Cook with tea towel trick under the lid. could someone explain please thanks

Melissa McClelland

February 21, 2017

Hi! Dry herbs are what I use, but fresh would work too if that’s what you have?
I use the 280 g of tomato paste as that’s what my Mum’s original recipe uses, but if you want to use less that’s perfectly ok? It may not be strong enough in flavour though? It’s easily adaptable to whatever your personal preference is and can’t hurt to try.
I also need to get this recipe edited to include thatdry lasagna sheets to be used and a tea towel around lid is needed to prevent condensation

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 21, 2017

I’ve asked Melissa to come and confirm the questions for her recipe πŸ™‚

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 21, 2017

I’m thinking dry but I’m asking Melissa to come and confirm the questions for her recipe πŸ™‚

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 21, 2017

I believe that’s what was intended πŸ™‚


February 21, 2017

Is 280g of tomato paste a typo? It’s usually only a table spoon in these type of recipes

Emma Wiles

February 21, 2017

Do you use dry or fresh herbs for this recipe please?

Emma Wiles

February 21, 2017

do you suggest dry herbs or fresh herbs for this recipe please

Melissa McClelland

February 19, 2017

Dry lasagna sheets work the best for this recipe, I have tried it with fresh, and it didn’t turn out as well, so I always use the dry ones, I think it helps absorb the excess liquid and makes it turn out so good!! And they are cheaper so bonus πŸ™‚


January 15, 2017

Do the lasagne sheets have to be fresh? Or can I use the boxed variety?

Melissa McClelland

June 27, 2016

Yes Simone its the same do any type of mince would be fine.


June 14, 2016

This is my go-to recipe….
1hour before its done i always put a tea towel underneath.


April 25, 2016

is this for a 2 1/2 litre slow cooker or do i have to halve the ingredients

michelle slade

February 3, 2016

absolutely loved this was a big hit will never cook lasagne in oven again

I would yes πŸ™‚

Marni Campbell

January 15, 2016

Hi, i have jar sauce to use, would i still cook for the same time using jar sauce?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 24, 2015

Yes you can πŸ™‚


November 24, 2015

whats minced steak? could u use regular/premium normal mince?

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