Craze-E Crock-Pot Burgers & Cheesy Pasta

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 15 mins

I wanted a one dish recipe that utilized my crock-pot, but was not a casserole or mixture of items. This recipe accomplished the feat making delicious turkey burgers and a side of cheesy farmhouse pasta! Best of all, it makes dinner for 3 and then lunch for the next day or even a side dish for dinner the next night! Perfect if you have some place to be for a few hours and will be returning home at dinner time. No scrambling on school or work nights! I created this recipe for the "Category Craze-E Contest" in the Contest and Events Forum.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon over medium high heat until brown. Set aside and wipe pan with paper towel, leaving a coating of grease.
  2. Over medium high heat, saute onions for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, make two to three even turkey burger patties. Sprinkle both sides with Montreal Seasoning (or your family's favorite seasoning) and set aside.
  4. Add bacon and contents of pan to slow cooker along with remaining ingredients (except turkey burgers.).
  5. Stir to combine and top with turkey burgers.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or before pasta darkens around rim.
  7. Carefully remove burgers. Only stir the pasta if you want to incorporate the turkey juices. .
  8. Build your family's favorite burger and place on plate with a heaping serving of the cheesy farmhouse pasta. You can sprinkle with ground pepper.
  9. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This recipe intrigued me so I decided to give it a try. I would give the burgers a 3 but the pasta deserves a 5 hence the 4 rating. My burgers were completely white which was a turn off for me. Next time I'll just make the pasta and fry my burgers.

Mysterygirl March 12, 2009

I love this dish! It's a way to get a wonderful pasta dish without the boiling and draining usually necessary. The pasta is delicious, and the turkeyburgers satisfy my husband--a true meateater. I will be making this again and again! BTW, it really doesn't need 1.25 lbs of burger. I only used 3/4 lb for two large patties, which totally filled up the top of my crockpot.

Debbie R. November 06, 2008

I'm sorry I can't rate this any higher, it must not be to our tastes. We found the pasta very gummy and mushy, and I cooked it as directed. And the turkey burgers didn't have much flavor for us. Maybe with some tweaking , this could work.

Midwest Maven November 03, 2008

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