Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta – FREEZER MEAL – just toss everything in a freezer bag for a quick meal later. Ground beef, bacon, onion, dry mustard, cream of chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, beef broth, cheddar cheese and elbow macaroni. Kids go crazy over this easy slow cooker meal! No need to pre cook the ground beef or pre cook the pasta. It all cooks in the slow cooker. #slowcooker #freezermeal #groundbeef
We were huge fans of this Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta. It had so much flavor and really filled us up. As with the Garlic Parmesan Pizza Pasta, you don’t precook the hamburger meat before adding it to the freezer bag. It cooks all day in the slow cooker. It sounds crazy, but it works! I used some precooked bacon for this freezer meal. I always have some in the freezer and it saves a ton of time. The pasta is added when you get home and takes about 15 minutes to cook. We served this with a salad for a super quick dinner.
Yield: serves 8
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 5 mins
1-lb lean ground beef, uncooked
6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10-oz) can Rotel tomatoes
3 cups beef broth
8-oz cheddar cheese, shredded
16-oz elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 gallon sized freezer bag
Place ground beef, bacon, onions, mustard, soup, Rotel, beef broth and cheese in a gallon size ziplock freezer bag. Freeze.
When ready to cook: 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.