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10 Amazing Pasta Recipes from the Slow Cooker

Sunday Sauce

Short ribs braised with plum tomatoes, red wine, sun dried tomatoes, herbs and olive oil. This is real food. This is righteous food. This is the kind of sauce that will make even carb-watchers ditch their diet for one night.

Recipe via Half Baked Harvest

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

This recipe could not be simpler. Using jarred sauce and fresh ingredients (like chicken, broccoli and Parmesan) makes this super quick to throw together as well as delicious!

Recipe via Funny Is Family

Beef, Cheese and Spinach Penne

Because of the spinach and tomatoes in this dish, I'm considering it health food. But really, wouldn't it be fabulous to come home to this sauce at the end of the day? All you'd have to do last minute is stir in cooked pasta and thawed spinach.

Recipe via The Cooking Jar

Easiest Chicken and Spaghetti

This truly is an easy recipe! I am loving the fact that the pasta cooks in the slow cooker and absorbs all that chicken/tomato goodness! This one is going in the weeknight dinner rotation!

Recipe via iFoodReal

Mexican Lasagna

Using salsa rather than tomato sauce in this recipe really adds a Mexican punch. All the favorites are here: refried beans, browned ground beef, cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning. Just layer everything in between no-boil lasagna noodles and turn on the slow cooker, and dinner will be ready by the time the family is home in the evening.

Recipe via Recipes That Crock

Classic Marinara

Not only is this sauce fabulously versatile, it is super inexpensive (just $.40 per serving)! Pour everything into the slow cooker and set it on low. The slow simmer will concentrate the tomato's flavor as it gently mixes with fresh garlic, dried oregano and basil.

Recipe via Budget Bytes

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Orzo is a rice shaped pasta that works beautifully in this soup because it's perfectly spoon-sized. The lemon brings a lightness that pairs perfectly with the chicken and vegetables.

Recipe via 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Cheesy Tortellini

Tortellini are like perfect, little Barbie pillows stuffed with soft, savory cheese. While this recipe calls for cheese tortellini, you can use any type of tortellini you like. Also, if you prefer a vegetarian dish, skip the beef.

Recipe via Damn Delicious

Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is all about soft, squishy noodles bathed in sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream. It is dreamy-creamy and cooks up in lightning speed (in terms of a slow cooker)—just 2 and 1/2 hours.

Recipe via Six Sisters Stuff

Vegetable Lasagna

Toss any vegetables that you love into this dish: mushrooms, diced bell peppers, spinach, summer squash. You could even add cubes of extra firm tofu for extra protein. Your family will never miss the meat in this dish.

Recipe via Hip2Save

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