Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

A simple pasta recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until onion becomes clear and soft, approximately 20 minutes. Drain excess fat and add to crock pot.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir to break up stewed tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  3. During the last 30 minutes turn on high. Stir in cooked pasta and cheese. Server immediately when mozzarella cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

This was so flavorful; great recipe! I cooked 24oz. frozen ravioli instead of using plain pasta; cut the recipe in half for two of us, and it still made 2 meals! Hubby loved it!

J-Lynn November 02, 2011

I cut this recipe in half to serve 4 of us that that worked out very well! I used a very lean ground beef, substituted lemon pepper for the usual S&P, AND used a cheese filled tortellini instead of the bow tie pasta! However, other than that, the recipe was followed & the resulting dinner was DELICIOUSLY WONDERFUL! Will definitely be making this agian in the future, although I MIGHT use chicken or turkey instead of the beef! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike April 12, 2009