It’s winter, which means it’s definitely slow cooker season. I’m sharing an easy, hearty, and delicious slow cooker meal today – a cheesy beef pasta. Usually when I find a recipe I change it a little (or a lot) to suit my tastes or needs but I actually didn’t change anything from the original recipe this time which I found here via Pinterest so you can look up all the measurements and things there! But I’ll be sharing some of the basic points of this recipe and the pictures of course!
There are a lot of ingredients for this simple dish but trust me, it’s easy. First, I browned the beef with a little oil in the pan. Then, I transferred the beef to the slow cooker and mixed it in with the onions, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Since the sauce is cooking for 8 hours you have plenty of time to do other things before you need to make your pasta. I used penne and cooked as normal. I like my pasta al dente so I cooked it as I normally do, drained the water, and then tossed it into the meat sauce.
Dish out your pasta and top it with cheddar cheese and watch the cheese melt before your eyes!
See, the dish was actually really easy! I love slow cooker recipes and one of my favorite things about them (besides the general ease with which they are done) is that your kitchen smells so good for hours before the food is ready. Really works up your appetite! Have other slow cooker recipes you love? Let me know, I’m always looking for more!