Easy AND CHEAP Crockpot Jigsaw Lasagna for teens, college kids & newbies!

This is SO easy and So quick to prep!  Don’t spend $$$$ on the store lasagnas!  DON’T!

I know some of you in college can’t have hot plates or other cooking ‘stuff’ in your rooms – but, you do have a communal kitchen no?  I hope you are allowed a crock pot SOMEWHERE because this is going to help.

I’m going to keep this as easy as I can.  And as CHEAP as I do it!

Ingredients I found @ the 99 cent store:

Oven ready lasagna pasta (HAS to be ‘oven ready’ read the box)

Mushrooms (Crimini are the best – they’re ‘baby bellas’ how cute is that?  And super tasty. I didn’t make it to the 99 cent store for those this time, so I’m using ridiculously flipping expensive white mushrooms for this dish.)

Pasta sauce

Minced Garlic


Ingredients I found cheap @ the regular store:

Ricotta cheese (WHOLE milk – 15 ounces)

Shredded Parmesan

Eggs (2)

Olive oil

Easy squeeze cilantro (because I’m lazy and don’t wanna spend forever on those leaves!  You can buy a bunch of cilantro also for cheap and do that instead.

READY?  Let’s make a veggie lasagna that is going to last you at least a week!!!!  (Lunch and Dinner!)


Get your crock pot out – if you don’t have one, GET ONE!  There are SO many recipes that are SO easy and SO tasty and crock pots are cheap nowadays.

Wash your hands dammit!


Get a saucepan out and put some olive oil in it.

About – a tablespoon.  Then, if it doesn’t feel like enough, add some more.  Embrace your inner culinary fool!

Chop your mushrooms.


Add some garlic and salt and pepper – however much you like.

While they’re cookin’ – let’s head to the ricotta bowl.

Add all the ricotta.

Add two eggs.

Add your cilantro, however much cheese you want (keep in mind, we’re going to be layering with cheese too …) and if you thought you didn’t add enough salt or pepper – go for it.  Be careful.


Mix it up! (A fork works)


K.  Don’t forget about those mushrooms.  Are they looking cooked?  Or smaller?  Done!  Plus, even if they DON’T, they’re going to be once added, so don’t worry about it. They will be spending 3 hours in a crock pot for crying out loud 😉

Add them to the mix!



This is one of your layers!  TA-DA!  Keep it handy.


First thing that goes into the crock pot is the red sauce.  You’re going to begin and kinda end with the red sauce.



imageTake that fork we’re using and just kinda smooth it even.

THEN! The jigsaw!

Crock pots (as far as I know) don’t come in square, or even rectangle.  SO!  We break up that lasagna noodle and have some fun.



Now it’s time to layer.

Put your Ricotta mix on top. Keep in mind – you’re going to have at LEAST two layers (maybe three) so don’t go bonkers.



Sprinkle more cheese on there (if you like REALLY cheesy lasagna – get some mozzarella!

Then, we jigsaw again!




As I said before, we start with red and end with red – so …

Pour the last of your red sauce and use that fork to spread it evenly.


Then sprinkle the crap out of that thing with CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Turn it on to ‘low’ and leave it for 3 hours.

It’s going to smell SO good cooking and TASTES AMAZING!!!!

You are a culinary genius to your ramen friends!  Yes, yes you are.  And it was cheap and it required very little talent.

I have more of these recipes in my wheelhouse – so if you like this, please ‘LIKE’ this so I know to do more. Happy homemade, cheap eating!

Hours later … (Yeah, Nic took a scoop lol)



About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

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