Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crockpot Pasta

For day two of our Crockpot week, I've got a delicious Italian dish for you.  You will have to turn on the stove to boil the pasta and brown the hamburger, but then the rest is done in the crockpot. 

You are supposed to use small shells. I used the large ones this time and they got really big and started to fall apart.   If that's all you have, don't make a special trip to the store. Just boil them a little less than called for. The small ones seem to work so much better for some reason.

This makes a ton, so be prepared for leftovers!  Or you can always half the recipe.

Crockpot Pasta

1 lb. box small Shell macaroni
24 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
48 oz jar spaghetti sauce
16 oz. can tomatoes
2 lbs. ground beef

Cook shells to al dente according to package instructions. Brown hamburger. Throw all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours.    


Kerri said...

If you make half of the recipe, is it the same time in the crockpot?? Or would you need less time?

Jennie said...

Yeah, it would be the same amount of time still. If you are in a hurry, you can always heat it over the stove or even in the oven as well.