Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli


From Mary. That’s really all you need to know. (If you’re coming late to the party, click here to learn why . . . . )


1½ lb. ground beef

½ onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 15-oz. can tomato sauce

1 14.5-oz. can stewed Italian tomatoes

½ t Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked

10 oz. frozen or fresh spinach, optional

½ c parmesan cheese, shredded

1½ c mozzarella cheese, shredded


Brown beef. Add onion and garlic and cook an additional 3-5 minutes. Combine beef, tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes in crock pot. Stir in Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Cook 6-7 hours on low. A half an hour before serving, add cooked noodles, spinach (optional), parmesan cheese and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Mix well and cook in crock pot on high for 30 minutes. Right before serving sprinkle remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese on top. Serve warm.

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4 Responses to Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli

  1. Terri @ that's some good cookin' says:

    “Mary mashed ’em…”! I should have known you’d be using that phrase, too. We say that one a lot at my house, along with “Dustin Hoffman is short”. As a matter of fact, my daughters and I used to pretty much have the whole movie memorized (minus the cuss words). Does your family also quote Princess Bride? When one of my daughters was in high school, the class sat around one day in English class quoting Princess Bride. Anyway, I am adding this recipe to my dinner list for this week. I ‘m out of town right now and won’t be back until late Tuesday night, so this would make a great dinner for Wednesday!

    • Carol says:

      Haha! We totally do quote Princess Bride! Just last week . . . “he’s only mostly dead” . . . LOL! I love hearing about others who love a good movie as much as we do. Kindreds! I do believe there is a good movie quote for every situation in life. Yes? Well, I hope you are doing something fun “out of town”. And having a crock pot dinner waiting at the end of a day is always so warm and cozy and easy. Hope you enjoy it!!

      • Terri @ that's some good cookin' says:

        Sometimes I use that phrase with my patients who are finally shaking off the effects of anesthesia but only on the ones who seem like they can appreciate the humor of “you’ve been mostly dead all day.” It’s not a normal nurse thing to say…but I’m at peace with my abnormalities. :)

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