Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta

Here’s a really simple meal to throw to together that’s pretty kid friendly too. It has ground beef, pasta, tons of flavor, cheese and spinach.

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Serves: 8


  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 15 oz. marinara sauce
  • 15 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, cooked
  • 1 lb. penne/rigatoni/bow tie pasta, cooked al dente
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Over medium high heat, brown the beef until cooked. Drain any fat
  2. Remove beef and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent
  3. Transfer onions and beef to a slow cooker and pour in marinara sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, crumbled beef bouillon cubes and sugar
  4. Stir to mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Cook for 6-8 hours on low
  6. Cook the pasta till al dente, according to package instructions. Drain well and add cooked pasta, Parmesan and Mozzarella to the meat sauce and stir to combine
  7. Cook on high for 30 minutes
  8. Mix in cooked or raw spinach leaves and stir well
  9. Dish and serve hot


This Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta recipe is the ideal dish for a quiet night thanks to its delectable combination of flavorful beef, cheese, and spinach. It’s quick to prepare and cook, and using a slow cooker makes it simple to have a filling dinner ready when you get home. The entire family may enjoy it together because it is also kid-friendly. Try it tonight and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how wonderful and filling this meal can be.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 307

Total Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 43mg

Sodium: 813mg

Total Carbohydrates: 35g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 7g

Protein: 21g



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