Easy Crock Pot Pasta Recipe
We have been making this delicious crock pot pasta! Butter noodles topped with delicious meat sauce-DELISH!
Crock pot recipes are a life-saving straw! I love that I can easily make classic dinner recipes in a slow cooker-like Crock Pot Lasagna and this Crock Pot Pasta!
Slow cooker pasta? Yes, please!
Crock pot pasta is the favorite of families around our house! It is very easy to make in a slow cooker.
In the morning, put all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook for 8-10 hours. By dinner time, your house will be filled with the smell of delicious spaghetti sauce. All you have to do is prepare the noodles and pour the sauce on top. Don’t forget to pair it with garlic bread!
This recipe can make about two pounds of pasta sauce (equivalent to two 16-ounce packets of noodles). It is very simple to make and very delicious. We like to make a large batch and freeze the rest for other dinners. This sauce freezes very well, and it is really easy to defrost and eat later.
How to make Crockport pasta
Meat. First add ground beef and salami to a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. Cook the meat and divide it into small pieces until browned and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the pan and transfer it to a crock pot.
Sauce. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and sugar to a crock pot and stir to combine.
Simmer it slowly. Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Serve with cooked pasta.
- To make this crock pot pasta recipe easier, store the cooked ground beef/sausage in the refrigerator. I like to buy in large quantities at discounts. I put some raw in the refrigerator. I also make a batch, divide it into portions, and put it in the refrigerator. When you are ready to make this sauce, just take out the frozen part and place it in a clay pot.
- Eat some vegetables secretly. Adding carrot shreds is particularly good because they also help fight acidity.
- Put your favorite cheese on top, such as Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar cheese.
- Season with red pepper or hot sauce.
Instant Pot Direction
You can speed up the process and still get a well-mixed and full-flavored sauce by using a pressure cooker.
- Use the sauté button to brown the meat. Darin and excess oil.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Add ½ c beef broth to make sure you have enough liquid to pressurize the pot.
- Do not mix ingredients. Just put them one on top of the other, no need to mix.
- Lock the lid and place the valve to seal.
- Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
- Naturally release for about 15 minutes, then manually release and maintain the pressure.
Whether you use a slow cooker or an instant pot-they are all easy!
Recipe FAQ + Tips
Can I cook pasta with sauce: Technically, you can cook pasta in a sauce. Divide the pasta into three portions and add them to the sauce during the last hour of cooking. Cook until tender. You may need to add some extra liquid to adjust the required absorption of the pasta.
However, I like to cook pasta alone because I don’t want to risk cooking fudge noodles. If you want to cook pasta in advance, you can definitely. Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To reheat, put the pasta in a pot of boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
What kind of noodles can I use? Any pasta, angel hair, macaroni, bow tie, etc. you like…
How to preserve the sauce? This made a lot of sauce, enough for 2 pounds of pasta. I like to store half of the sauce in the refrigerator for later use. The sauce will be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for 3-6 months.
Can you use fresh tomatoes? Replace 13 fresh tomatoes (approximately 9 pounds). Prepare tomatoes, peel them and cut into quarters. Chop ½ tomatoes in a blender to make them look like stewed tomatoes. Add to the pot. Put another ½ in the tomatoes and stir into chopped tomatoes. Don’t overdo it.
- Remove skin: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil the tomatoes for 10-15 seconds, then pour them into a bowl of ice water. The skin will peel off immediately.
To add another layer of flavor, try using roasted tomatoes. (Link to March’s roasted tomato post).
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Course main course
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours 20 minutes
Calories 234 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound loose mild Italian sausage
- 1 29-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
- 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Add ground beef and salami to a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook and divide into small pieces until browned and cooked. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the pan and transfer it to a crock pot.
Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and sugar to a crock pot and stir to combine.
Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Serve with cooked pasta.