Thursday, February 23, 2017

No Boil Slow Cooker Loaded Pasta



For the past year I have owned a food truck with my mom. It has brought all of busy days and nights! The only way I have been able to stay on top of dinner for my family is by meal planning every Sunday night, followed by Walmart groceries To Go pick up every Monday morning, and lots of slow cooker meals! 

I always have a hard time finding a variety of slow cooker meals! Ones that don't have cream of chicken or something like that and that my husband can serve my family while I am gone at night without me having to leave a list of instructions to go along with it!

My husband and all 4 of my kids eat pasta with red sauce. And the other thing about this that I am obsessed with is that fact that you can just throw in the pasta without having to cook it beforehand! It is a game changer for us! So here you go! I hope you love it as much as I do!




In a bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and ricotta cheese. 



 Pour half of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker.


Then layer half of the pasta.


 Then add half of the half of sauce left. 


Then add the 16 ounces of water.


Arrange the meatballs or ground beef.


Take the cream cheese mixture and dollop some around the slow cooker.


Add the remaining pasta.


Then the remaining sauce.

Then turn the slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours.


Top with mozzarella cheese and let melt. And then serve! 



No Boil Slow Cooker Loaded Pasta

1 lb of Italian sausage meatballs (cooked) or 1 lb ground beef cooked
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon parsley
60 ounces spaghetti sauce
16 ounces water
16 ounces of pasta, ziti or cavatappi work great
2 cups mozzarella cheese

In a bowl mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and ricotta cheese. Grab your slow cooker I used a medium size one and it was a little tight next time I will use my bigger one. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker. Then layer half of the pasta. Then add half of the half of sauce left. Then 16 ounces of water. Followed by the meatballs or the ground beef. Take the cream cheese mixture and dollop some around the slow cooker. Add the remaining pasta followed by the sauce. Then turn the slow cooker on low for 4-5 hours. Top with mozzarella cheese and let melt. And then serve! 




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