The ingredients: ground venison, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, no-cook lasagna noodles, and Parmesan cheese.
The verdict: If I hadn't previously received assurances and glowing reviews of this recipe from Allison, I would have been pretty skeptical that the sauce, noodles, and cheese that went into the crock would come out as a bona fide lasagna four hours later. But it did, quite beautifully, and it was GOOD. The recipe, which I made in my 6 quart oval crock pot, yielded 6 very generous servings. This is one of those meals where the leftovers are really something to look forward to! It's definitely going on our "favorites" list.