Million Dollar Pasta – Slow Cooker

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If you are a Crazy Busy Mama looking for a quick easy slow cooker meal look no further than my CBM Slow cooker Million Dollar Pasta. This one is a rich creamy cheesy pasta and you can add less cheese if desired, but who would do that?? This dish is meant to be full bodied.  

If you are looking for a low carb and low calorie recipe, you may wanna just keep scrolling because this one is NOT IT! Haha, This is one of my most viral recipes and I get loads of positive messages from followers who love it! I hope you enjoy it too!

Million Dollar Pasta

Slow cooker meals are life! If you don’t have a SLOW COOKER- THIS BEAUTIFUL SLOW COOKER is one of my favorites. And its digital so it makes it easier to use on the go. Just set it, leave and come home to a delicious home cooked meal.  

Without further delay, here is how I did it!

Ingredients: Million Dollar Pasta – Slow Cooker

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley dried or fresh
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh basil
  • 48 oz marinara sauce
  • 24 oz water use marinara jar
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 16 oz pasta Love spiral: Cellentani

Instructions: Million Dollar Pasta – Slow Cooker

  • In a medium size skillet cook up ground beef in skillet with garlic parsley and basil
  • Once cooked add to slow cooker
  • Then add marinara sauce and remaining ingredients (minus shredded mozzarella) including uncooked pasta.
  • Don't forget to add recommended water to the top of this and give it a good stir to make sure all noodles are covered with sauce.
  • Turn on slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours and once noodles are cooked this dish is done.
  • Once noodles are cooked, add shredded mozzarella place lid on slow cooker to let the cheese melt.
  • Once cheese is melted it is ready to serve.

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Another variation for this slow cooker recipe, is to let the cooked ground beef and all ingredients besides the shredded mozzarella cheese cook together and combine for 2 hours on low and then you could add cooked noodles and shredded cheese to meat mixture in slow cooker for  30 minutes prior to serving. Either way you decide to make this, it will be a family favorite. 

Video Tutorial: Million Dollar Pasta – Slow Cooker

For those of you who love a step by step video tutorial, here is one for you. 

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This recipe pairs well with salad and you will love this meal!

Million Dollar Pasta

Million Dollar Pasta- Slow Cooker

Million Dollar Pasta- Slow Cooker
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 6012 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley dried or fresh
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh basil
  • 48 oz marinara sauce
  • 24 oz water use marinara jar
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 16 oz pasta Love spiral: Cellentani

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size skillet cook up ground beef in skillet with garlic parsley and basil
  • Once cooked add to slow cooker
  • Then add marinara sauce and remaining ingredients (minus shredded mozzarella) including uncooked pasta.
  • Don't forget to add recommended water to the top of this and give it a good stir to make sure all noodles are covered with sauce.
  • Turn on slow cooker on low for 3-4 hours and once noodles are cooked this dish is done.
  • Once noodles are cooked, add shredded mozzarella place lid on slow cooker to let the cheese melt.
  • Once cheese is melted it is ready to serve.

Video

Notes

Another variation for the slow cooker is to let the cooked ground beef and all ingredients besides the shredded mozzarella cheese cook together and combine for 2 hours on low and then you could add cooked noodles and shredded cheese to meat mixture in slow cooker for  30 minutes prior to serving. 
Either way you decide to make this, it will be a family favorite. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 6012kcalCarbohydrates: 435gProtein: 298gFat: 343gSaturated Fat: 158gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 121gTrans Fat: 11gCholesterol: 1118mgSodium: 9272mgPotassium: 8129mgFiber: 35gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 11185IUVitamin C: 97mgCalcium: 1943mgIron: 38mg
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