How to Cook Pasta in a Crock Pot

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Pasta is an affordable meal that can be used in a variety of recipes. Most people cook their pasta on a stove by adding it to boiling water. There is, however, another method to cook your pasta—you can use your crock pot. Crock pots are great because you don't have to stand over the top of them and babysit your dish. They give you the freedom to create your meal and then walk away until meal time. One important thing to remember when cooking your pasta is that you must have some sort of liquid or sauce in the crock pot along with the pasta.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Frying pan
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz. of uncooked pasta
  • Crock pot
  • Parmesan cheese

Step 1

Turn the heat setting on the crock pot to high and allow it to preheat.

Step 2

Fry the ground beef in a pan until it is completely brown and no pink is showing. Drain the fat out of the pan.

Step 3

Place the ground beef in the crock pot and add your jar of spaghetti sauce.

Step 4

Pour in the uncooked pasta and mix the three ingredients together. Cook on high for one hour.

Step 5

Plate the pasta and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top for taste and presentation.

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Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to make mac and cheese in a crock pot, use two cups of milk, three tbsp. of flour, and eight oz. of shredded cheese with your pasta. Cook in the crock pot on high for one hour.
  • Add green peppers, onions and mushrooms to the pasta dish.
  • If you add cooked pasta to this recipe it will become too mushy.
  • Do not add water to the crock pot to cook your pasta. The sauce is all you need. Adding water will make the sauce runny.
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