Slow Cooker Parmesan Garlic Pizza Pasta - Freezer Meal - just dump everything a freezer bag and freeze for a quick meal later. Ground beef, pepperoni, onion, garlic bread seasoning, marinara, water, mozzarella, and pasta. No need to cook the ground beef or pasta ahead of time. It all cooks in the slow cooker. #slowcooker #freezermeal #kidfriendly
1(16-oz)box uncooked rotini or other short cut pasta
1gallon size ziplock freezer bag
1sandwich size freezer bag
Place ground beef, pepperoni, onions, garlic bread seasoning, pasta sauce, water, and half of the mozzarella cheese in a gallon size ziplock freezer bag. Place remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese in sandwich size freezer bag. Freeze.
When ready to cook: Remove the sandwich bag of mozzarella and parmesan cheese from the freezer and place it in the 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.
Do NOT cook the ground beef before adding it to the freezer bag. 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!I used Johnny's Garlic Bread Seasoning. Any garlic and herb seasoning mix will work fine.Add the pasta to the slow cooker uncooked. It will cook in the slow cooker in about 15 or 20 minutes.There is no need to thaw the contents of the freezer bag before adding it to the slow cooker.