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CROCK POT MILLION DOLLAR PASTA

Crock Pot Million dollar Pasta has layers of sauce, pasta, beef and a special cream sauce all topped with melty, gooey mozzarella cheese!

CROCK POT MILLION DOLLAR PASTA
CROCK POT MILLION DOLLAR PASTA

CROCK POT MILLION DOLLAR PASTA
If there is one thing I should eat time and again and in no way get bored with – it’s pasta. My son and i like it (specifically this Crock Pot Million greenback Pasta recipe i am sharing nowadays!) My husband – now not a lot. He’s bizarre. Who doesn’t like pasta? So what occurs is I emerge as making a big batch (due to the fact hello – the alternative people inside the residence still like it!) and we grow to be having loads leftover.

DO I NEED TO BOIL THE NOODLES FIRST?
Nope! You do now not should boil the pasta noodles first – woo hoo! A yummy, creamy, flavorful sauce with smooth pasta all crowned with a gooey, melty cheese. well worth it’s weight in gold For me, pasta is the suitable leftover meals. So I don’t thoughts if i've lots leftover. This recipe is made all in one pot (yay for less grimy dishes!) but it additionally takes your conventional pasta and sauce meal to some thing just a piece more unique.

CROCK POT MILLION DOLLAR PASTA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 (24 oz) jars spaghetti sauce divided use
  • 1 (24 oz) jar water
  • 1 (16 oz) box cavatappi pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Brown and crumble ground beef (season with salt and pepper.) Drain excess grease and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, minced garlic and parsley.
  3. In the bottom of a 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker, add half a jar of spaghetti sauce.
  4. Evenly layer half the box of the cavatappi pasta on top of sauce.
  5. Pour remaining jar of spaghetti sauce over noodles.
  6. Pour on half a jar of water.
  7. Then layer half the cooked ground beef mixture over top.
  8. Dollop the entire cream cheese mixture evenly as possible over the beef layer. Do not stir.
  9. Evenly layer the rest of the cavatappi pasta on top of the cream cheese layer.
  10. Top with remaining jar spaghetti sauce
  11. Pour another half jar of water on top of spaghetti sauce.
  12. Finally, layer the rest of the cooked ground beef on top.
  13. Cover and cook on low for about 3-4 hours.
  14. Stir mixture, then layer with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
  15. Cover for an additional 15-20 minutes (until cheese is melted.)

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