Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole Recipe

This Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole Recipe is so easy to make and tastes ah-mazing!

Plus it makes a ton so you will have leftovers for lunch the next day or breakfast if you feel like it πŸ™‚

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Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole

This recipe is one of our favorite easy dinner recipes the entire family loves.

I am a huge fan of anything that I can dump in the slow cooker and walk away from for a while.

Now onto today’s amazing crock pot recipe……..

Slow Cooker Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole

Ingredients

1 tbsp canola oil
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 8oz cans tomato sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in basil, garlic, and oregano
1 pound penne pasta
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown beef
2. Transfer beef to crockpot, stir in onion, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes
3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
4. Cook pasta on stovetop according to directions
5. Stir cooked pasta into the beef mixture just before serving
6. Top with Cheddar cheese

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Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole

Easy slow cooker Crock Pot Cheesy Pasta and Beef Casserole recipe the entire family will love. 

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestshire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 14. 5 oz can diced tomatoes in basil (garlic and oregano)
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown beef
  2. Transfer beef to crock pot, stir in onion, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  4. Cook pasta on stove top according to directions
  5. Stir cooked pasta into beef mixture just before serving
  6. Top with Cheddar cheese

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32 Comments

why do you make your recipes so freaking hard to print? It’s nuts! Makes me just look for a copy cat recipe somewhere else.

Rather than cooking in a Crock-Pot, I cooked onions and browned meat in a skillet. Drained the fat, put meat and onions back into the skillet, added the rest of ingredients (minus pasta) and simmered for about 30 minutes. Added pasta and cheese. Stirred and served one delicious meal.

I can’t see cooking cooked meat for 8 hours in a Crock-Pot.

luv pastas ..added one jar Emerils kicked up tomato spaghetti sauce one can tomato sauce one large can chopped tomatoes plus teaspoon Italian seasoning and Basil added to the rest of your receipe..yep awesome

A hearty recipe, Tammilee! My family, friends and I really enjoyed it at last night’s dinner party. It’s a lovely meal to enjoy on a cold winter night. I just replaced the tomato sauce with tomato paste as I like my Penne pasta meals to be covered in thick sauce.

Cooked this following the recipe. I’m glad that I slowly stirred the noodles in, because one pound of noodles would have been too much. Next time I will double the meat mixture.

That is what I am going to try. Uncooked pasta first then the meat sauce on the top with a little cheese. Will add a bit of water for pasta absorption.

Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it tonight and it was delicious. Would definitely double the recipe to allow for more leftovers πŸ™‚

You may be able to do it at 4 hours. I would change the temperature and check it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Found this on Pinterest. It was very tasty. I made mine on the stove top and simmered it for about 2 hours. I ended up adding water when it got too thick and simmered it more. My 4 year old gobbled it up! Thanks for the recipe.

I would love to be able to print your recipes without all of the delicious pictures. They use up too much ink.

Hi,
There should be a recipe card at the bottom of each post that lets you print the recipe without all of the photos. Please let me know if this is not showing for you.
Tammilee

How many cans of the diced tomatoes should you put in? I used one. Mine burnt . What I was able to save tasted good. I figured not enought liquid. So how many cans? Thanks

It calls for one 14 1/2 oz. can. Crock pots all cook different – some cook hot and fast and some not so much. I have four and they all cook differently. You may need to add a little water or decrease cook time. Since everything is already cooked there is no reason for 8 hours. Be sure to cook on low setting also. Hope this helps!

This is an easy skillet meal. Why would you need 8 hours in a crock pot when the meat is already cooked and the pasta has to be cooked later and then added?