Slow-Cooker Greek Penne

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Sodium
1420mg
1420%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.