Slow-Cooker Greek Penne

Slow-Cooker Greek Penne

Enjoy a cheesy Mediterranean slow cooked dinner featuring pasta, ground beef and Green Giant® spinach.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

2 2/3
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
1
lb ground beef round
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
3/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4 1/2
cups roasted garlic tomato pasta sauce (from two 1-lb 8-oz jars)
1
tablespoon sugar
2
cups crumbled feta cheese (8 oz)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves, if desired
  1. Spray bottom of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Line side of slow cooker with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 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.
  3. In slow cooker, 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.
  4. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 hours or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 520
    • Total Fat 20g
      • (Saturated Fat 11g,),
    • Sodium 1420mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 54g
      • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Protein 33g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 2 1/2 Starch;
      • 2 Vegetable;
      • 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 3 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.