Sunday, February 24, 2013

Greek penne pasta crockpot recipe

Greek penne pasta crockpot recipe

Ingredients needed:

* 2 2/3 cups uncooked penne pasta
* 1 lb ground beef round
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 1 box of Green Giant frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
* 3/4 teaspoon of dried oregano leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
* 4 1/2 cups roasted garlic tomato pasta sauce
* 1 tablespoon of sugar
* 2 cups of crumbled feta cheese (8oz)
* 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
* Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired

Preparation steps:

* Spray bottom of crockpot with cooking spray. Line side of crockpot with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cooking time.
* In 12 inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat for approximately 8 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in spinach, oregano, salt and pepper. In medium bowl, mix pasta sauce and sugar.
* In crockpot, spread 1 1/2 cups of the pasta sauce. Layer with half of the pasta, half of the beef mixture and 1 cup of the feta cheese. Repeat layers. Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce over top. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
* Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil.


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