Lasagna – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

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Serves 12



7 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 7 Total Time

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  • 9 oz oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 48 oz tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray if desired
  2. Add 1 cup of sauce and spread over bottom of slow cooker
  3. Add 3-4 noodles on top of sauce, break apart if necessary
  4. Top with about 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  5. Top with 1/2 – 3/4 cup sauce (depending on how saucy you like it)
  6. Repeat with noodles, ricotta and sauce 3 more times
  7. Top with 3-4 final noodles and one more cup of sauce
  8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired
  9. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Serve with salad or steamed vegetables (can use microwaveable!)


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