Today is day two in our freezer meal series (Day One - Honey Teriyaki Chicken). This Parmesan Garlic Pizza Pasta is SO delicious! Everything, including the pasta, cooks in the slow cooker. YAY! One different ingredient in this recipe is Garlic Bread Seasoning. Garlic bread seasoning has dried cheese in it. That gives this dish the "parmesan" flavor. I prefer Johnny's Garlic Bread Seasoning. I buy it at Costco.
One great thing about this freezer meal is that you don't have to precook the hamburger meat. You just put it in the freezer bag raw, and it will cook in the slow cooker with everything else. SO convenient and it makes assembly super easy! You have to trust me on this. I was skeptical when I made it, but it turned out amazing!
Parmesan Garlic Pizza Pasta
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup sliced pepperoni (about 4oz)
- 1Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
- 1T Garlic Bread Seasoning (Johnny's)
- 4 cups marinara/pasta sauce
- 3 cups water
- 8oz shredded mozzarella, divided
- 16oz uncooked rotini or other short cut pasta
- 1 gallon size ziplock freezer bag
- 1 sandwich size freezer bag
Place ground beef, pepperoni, onions, garlic bread seasoning, pasts sauce, water and half of the mozzarella cheese in a gallon size ziplock freezer bag. Place remaining mozzarella cheese in sandwich size freezer bag. Freeze.
When ready to cook: Remove sandwich bag of mozzarella from freezer and place in refrigerator to thaw.
Place contents of gallon sized freezer bag into slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Break up meat with spatula.
Add uncooked pasta. Cook for 15-20 minutes longer, until pasta is cooked. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover and let cheese melt, 5 minutes.
My Slow Cooker:
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