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    Bucket Lasagna

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    ziggy's Note:

    This is a method of preparing Lasagna which makes 6 dinners which can be frozen and re-heated in a crockpot.

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    1. 1
      I cook a large package of hamburger (apx 5 lbs), drain.
    2. 2
      Place it back in the pan I cooked it in, (don't dirty another pan) and add tomato sauce and spices as you like it.
    3. 3
      In another large bowl, mix two large containers of cottage cheese, four eggs, and salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      A third bowl has a large quantity of shredded mozzarella.
    5. 5
      Open two packages of lasagna noodles, either no-bake or regular. I prefer the regular, they are thicker--he no bake kinda disappear in my lasagna because they are so thin.
    6. 6
      Place all the ingredient bowls and pans in a row on the counter.
    7. 7
      Then I take 6 (one gallon) ice cream buckets or similar container.
    8. 8
      Layer as follows: noodles, sauce, cheese and repeat til done.
    9. 9
      That is it! You end up with six lasagnas, and only 3 dirty pans.
    10. 10
      Freeze. Once solid, slip from the ice cream bucket, and place in gallon Ziploc bags., Now they go back in the freezer, taking up much less space. I use the ice cream bucket because it makes it the exact correct size and shape for my 5 quart crockpot. You may find another container that works better for you.
    11. 11
      When its lasagna eating day, just pop it in the crockpot on LOW, and let her go all day...come home, dinner is ready!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 05, 2009


      I put parmesan cheese in between each layer as well This was ok but not the best but as the icream box was a bit big for the crock pot and I think we like it done in the oven. But will give it another go with some changes. Will post the next time we do this. Thank you Jan

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    • on July 18, 2006


      Easy-cheesy. I used my favorite marinara, and added some shredded mozarella to the top about a half-hour before serving (to melt). I used a 5-qt ice cream bucket that allowed the contents to fit perfectly in my 6-qt crock. I LOVE this concept so much, I have started collecting these buckets and freezing all my crock-ables in them. I also found the exact size containers to fit my little Crockette, so this could be made for one-serving sizes, too. THANK YOU for this terrific idea!

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    • on February 09, 2006


      Loved this idea....and the simple ingredients were just what I wanted. I did make one fresh right in the crock and omitted eggs and it still worked great. Used canned spaghetti sauce... as I was using my crockpot for a hands off dinner. Tasted delicious and will make again! ...took 5 hrs since not frozen. thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Bucket Lasagna

    Serving Size: 1 (2795 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 916.8
    Calories from Fat 474
    Total Fat 52.7 g
    Saturated Fat 20.0 g
    Cholesterol 403.2 mg
    Sodium 846.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 99.1 g

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    lasagna noodles

    ice cream buckets

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