Rating: 3.5 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 11 Ratings

With just 20 minutes of prep time, your slow cooker does all the real work for this easy pasta dinner. Let the sauce simmer all day, then add the noodles at the end, just 20 minutes before serving.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: RJT LLC Scott Little

Recipe Summary

7 hrs
7 hrs 20 mins
20 mins
11 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Break ground beef into bite-size pieces and place in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add next nine ingredients (through pepper). Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours or high 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

  • If using low, turn to high. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook 20 minutes more or just until pasta is tender, stirring after 10 minutes. Stir in basil.

Pressure Cooker Instructions

Break ground beef into bite-size pieces and place in a 6-qt. multifunction electric or stove-top pressure cooker. Add next 11 ingredients (through pasta). Stir to combine. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 2 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand 5 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully.If desired, let stand, covered, up to 10 minutes for pasta to reach desired doneness. Stir in basil.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 36mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 47g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 10g; protein 20g; vitamin a 1181.6IU; vitamin c 20.2mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 6.1mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 120mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; sodium 760mg; potassium 769mg; calcium 73mg; iron 4.2mg.