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Slow-Cooker Greek Penne

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy a cheesy Mediterranean slow cooked dinner featuring pasta, ground beef and Green Giant® spinach.

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

Directions

  • 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
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Sodium
1420mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
0%
Dietary Fiber
5g
0%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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