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The best recipes are the ones that are easy to make and always turn out delicious. This Crockpot Bowtie Casserole is one of those recipes. Just toss the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do all the work.

You’ll end up with a hearty, filling casserole that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

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This is a hearty and filling casserole that is very much comfort food. The Crockpot Bowtie Casserole is perfect for those chilly evenings in the winter months.

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When it is made in the crockpot, you can come home from work to the aroma of a delicious dinner already waiting for you.

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Plus, it’s can be topped with melted mozzarella cheese for an extra touch of decadence.

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So give this casserole a try tonight—I promise you won’t regret it.

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Why do I love this recipe?

This bowtie pasta recipe is a hearty meal that will warm you up from the inside. It is filled with flavor, simple to prepare and throw into the crockpot.

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What other types of pasta could I use?

There is no wrong pasta for this Bow Tie casserole in the Crockpot. You can use any pasta that you have on hand. Whether that is spaghetti, bow ties, shells or penne, they would all work and make an amazing dish.

Can this recipe be made on the stovetop?

You could make this on the stovetop. Boil pasta according to directions, mix it with the sauce ingredients, and place it into a casserole dish. Place the dish in a preheated oven and bake.

What other types of cheese could be used?

You can use any number of different types of cheese in this recipe. I prefer cheddar and mozzarella, and Parmesan is also really good. Again, you can combine two or more cheeses if you would like.

Can I add vegetables to this recipe?

There are so many vegetables that would taste amazing in this bow tie casserole. Mushrooms, peppers, carrots, corn and onions are a few that I can think of.

What should I serve with Bowties Pasta casserole?

I love to make a loaf of crusty garlic bread, even cheese bread would taste great and pair up nicely. A dinner salad would taste good and also add some great color to the meal.

Can I make this recipe healthier?

Yes, you could use whole wheat pasta or gluten-free pasta. Another idea would be to use ground turkey or chicken in the recipe.

Can I add fresh tomatoes and spinach to this recipe?

Both of those would make fantastic additions. Spinach would also increase the healthy factor. You could also leave out the cheese to take some of the fat content out.

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Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • Onion chopped
  • Oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh or frozen spinach
  • Bowtie pasta
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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How to make Crockpot Bowtie Casserole:

Step 1. Place 1 ½ lb. ground beef and 1 onion chopped in a skillet. Saute until the beef is browned and the onions have softened. Drain any remaining fat.

Step 2. Add 1 tsp garlic to the skillet and saute 30 seconds longer.

Add 1 tsp garlic to the skillet and saute 30 seconds longer.

Step 3. Place the meat mixture into the bottom of a crockpot.

Place the meat mixture into the bottom of a crockpot.

Step 4. Cover the meat mixture with a 15 oz can of stewed tomatoes.

Cover the meat mixture with a 15 oz can of stewed tomatoes.

Step 5. Then, add a 15 oz can of tomato sauce.

add a 15 oz can of tomato sauce.

Step 6. Then, add 1 tsp of Italian seasoning.

add 1 tsp of Italian seasoning.

Step 7. Then, add 1 tsp of oregano and salt and pepper to taste.

add 1 tsp of oregano and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8. Stir to combine well.

Step 9. Cook the mixture in the crockpot over low heat for 6 hours.

Cook the mixture in the crockpot over low heat for 6 hours.

Step 10. In the last 30 minutes of cook time, add ½ cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese shredded.

In the last 30 minutes of cook time, add ½ cup of parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese shredded.

Step 11. Then, add 10 oz of fresh or frozen spinach.

add 10 oz of fresh or frozen spinach.

Step 12. Then, stir in 16 oz bowtie pasta.

stir in 16 oz bowtie pasta.

Step 13. Open the crockpot lid, top with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella shredded cheese, and serve once it has melted.

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Crockpot Bowtie Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
This Crockpot Bowtie Casserole recipe is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter night. It's easy to make, and it's packed with flavor.
4.26 from 51 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ lb. Ground beef
  • 1 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 15 oz. Can stewed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. Can Tomato sauce
  • 10 oz. Fresh or frozen spinach
  • 16 oz. Bowtie pasta
  • ½ C. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Place the ground beef and onion in a skillet. Saute until the beef is browned and the onions have softened. Drain any remaining fat.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet and saute 30 seconds longer.
  • Place the meat mixture into the bottom of a crockpot.
  • Cover the meat mixture with the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
  • Cook the mixture in the crock pot over low heat for 6 hours.
  • The last 30 minutes of cook time, stir in the bowtie pasta, spinach, parmesan cheese and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Open the crockpot lid, top with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella shredded cheese and serve once it has melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g
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How long does it take to make this dish?

It could take between 5 to 6 hours when using the crockpot for this Bow tie casserole. The pasta should be prepared according to the package directions on the stovetop. Do not boil longer than the Aldente stage. Toward the end of the cooking time, the pasta can be added to the crockpot.

How should I store what is leftover?

If you are lucky enough to have some of this Bowtie pasta casserole remaining after dinner, place it into an airtight container and then into the refrigerator. It will last for up to 4 days. This dish can also be frozen for up to 4 months.

How should I reheat this dish?

The Crockpot bowtie casserole can be placed in a saucepan and heated over low heat on the stovetop. You could also place it in a preheated oven to reheat it thoroughly.

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Other Great Crockpot Recipes Ideas

If you’re looking for other great Crockpot recipes, check out these ideas:

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili – Chili is the perfect comfort food for a chilly night. 

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3 Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Wings – Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Crockpot Pepper Steak – A great way to add flavor to your steaks.

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