Slow Cooker Pasta Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

2018-01-17
  • Yield : 6 serving plates
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 8:00 h
  • Ready In : 8:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    560
  • Protein

    39.8 g
  • Carbohydrate

    63.3 g
  • Fat

    16 g
  • Cholesterol

    150 mg
  • Sodium

    1337.7 mg

Slow cooker pasta ground beef casserole recipe. Penne pasta with vegetables and spices cooked in a slow cooker and served with grated Cheddar cheese. Very easy and tasty.

If you like to cook pasta in the slow cooker, you may also like to prepare Ziti with Eggplant Meatballs

Slow Cooke Ziti with Eggplant Meatballs Recipe

Eggplant is a surprise ingredient in these delicious meatballs!

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients: Eggplant Meatballs (see recipe below), 12 oz (360 g) cooked ziti, warm, 3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) drained capers,1/4 cup (160 ml) chopped fresh Italian parsley

Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked ziti, olive oil, capers, and parsley. Toss well. Serve with Eggplant Meatballs.

Eggplant Meatballs Recipe

Makes 18 meatballs

Ingredients: 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into cubes, 1½ pounds (720 g) lean ground beef, 2 oz (60 g)  grated Romano cheese, 1/2 cup (125 ml) unseasoned breadcrumbs, 2 large eggs, beaten, 1½ teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 26 oz 9780 ml) jar spaghetti sauce

Instructions: Pour the water in a large saucepan to cover 2 inches (5 cm). Bring water to a simmer over medium heat. Add cubed eggplant and cook until tender, for about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat, then drain cooked eggplant and mash.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine mashed eggplant and remaining ingredients, except spaghetti sauce. Mix well and shape into 18 meatballs.

Place meatballs in a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour spaghetti sauce over. Cover slow cooker and cook on high heat setting for 3-4 hours.

Turn off slow cooker and remove the lid. transfer cooked meatballs to a serving platter. Serve them with cooked ziti.

Slow Cooker Pasta Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) canola oil
  • 1 pound (480 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.2 ml) onion powder
  • 2 8 oz (240 ml) each cans tomato sauce
  • 14½ oz (435 ml) can diced tomatoes in basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 pound (480 g) uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups (500 ml) shredded cheddar cheese

Method

Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until lightly browned.

Step 2

In a slow cooker, combine browned ground beef and remaining ingredients, except penne pasta and cheese. Cover cooker and cook on low heat setting for 8 hours.

Step 3

Cook pasta, according to cooking instruction. Drain and set aside. Keep warm.

Step 4

Turn off slow cooker and open the lid. Transfer beef mixture onto serving plates. Stir cooked pasta into the beef mixture just before serving. Sprinkle with grated Cheddar cheese and serve immediately.

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