When I was growing up, my siblings and I rarely agreed on meals. I hated my brother’s favorite meatloaf, and my sister disliked my first choice: bratwurst. But we all liked lasagna. It’s one of those meals that I’m never not in the mood for. It's melty, meaty and satisfying. When paired with a salad and some crunchy garlic bread, it just might be the best meal ever.
Slow cooker lasagna is a snap to make and tastes just like the classic. Using Italian sausage gives a richer flavor than plain ground beef. You can use either hot or sweet depending on your taste. I prefer the taste of cottage cheese over the more classic ricotta, but either would work here.
Pro tip: For easier serving, line the slow cooker with heavy-duty foil, leaving long edges that hang over the sides of the cooker, before assembling the lasagna. After cooking, use the edges to carefully lift out the whole lasagna.