-Brown meat in skillet and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and italian seasoning. Turn off heat. Add the onion and spaghetti sauce. I like to not cook the onion ahead of time, because it comes out crunchy. This is also where you might want to add other ingredients like bell pepper.
-Start layering in crock pot:
1/2 of sauce mixture on bottom of pot.
1/2 of rigatoni.
1/2 of soup mix.
sprinkling of parm cheese and 2 cups of mozzarella.
pepperoni in single layer.
-Last layer should be pepperoni.
-Set on low for 4 hours.
**This is for a large 6 qt slow cooker. You can scale down the ingredients and make in a smaller pot.**.