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
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.


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!

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...


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