Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crockpot Bowtie Pasta Bake

This is a great crockpot pasta dish. The sauce simmers all day so it is nice and flavorful when you add the pasta right before you serve it. Also it is a great way to sneak spinach into your kids. Feel free to reduce the meat amount to 1 lb if you would like.

Crockpot Bowtie Pasta Bake

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1, 15 oz can tomato sauce
1, 15 oz can diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
salt/pepper
couple big handfuls fresh baby spinach
1 lb bowtie pasta, cooked
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Brown ground beef and onion. Add garlic and cook for a minute. Drain fat. Put cooked ground beef mixture in crockpot. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, oregano, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Stir. Cook on low for about 6 hours. During last 1/2 hour of cooking add spinach, cooked pasta, grated Parmesan, and mozzarella. Serve with extra Parmesan for topping if desired.

4 comments:

Bethany said...

I just had to let you know that I love your recipe blog. Everything we have tried from it, we love. So thanks for all the work you put into gathering all of these great recipes!

Kristy LaMartina said...

Hello! I was wondering how many people this recipe could feed? Thank you!

Jenni said...

Hi Kristy, there was plenty for my family of 5 and enough for leftovers for my husband to take to work - so I would say it serves as least 6-8 depending on the serving sizes.

Kristy LaMartina said...

Jenni,

Thank you! I am making this recipe for a big Christmas party tonight! I'm sure it'll be a hit :-)