- In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble ground beef until no longer pink; salt and pepper as desired. Drain off liquid. Stir in next 5 ingredients.
- In 4-quart or larger slow cooker layer ¼ meat mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ⅓ of the ricotta cheese, if desired, and ⅓ of the noodles; repeat layers, ending with meat layer.
- Cook on LOW 3-4 hours. Add remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese during last 30 minutes of cook time. Salt and pepper as desired.
Makes 6 servings.
Serve with garlic toast.
Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1. Place in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.
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