Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crockpot Ravioli

A rainy Sunday calls for domestic escapades galore!  And another tempting pin equals another crockpot recipe to try...

Crockpot Ravioli
(adapted from original source)

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes 
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed
16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.  Put in crockpot and add sauce, tomatoes, and seasonings. Cook for 6-7 hours on low.  Add the cooked pasta, thawed spinach, and cheese during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crockpot to high.  Save some mozzarella to sprinkle on top when served.

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This turned out so well.  The mister loved it.  I loved it.  It's a keeper!

My notes:  
  • I hate stewed tomatoes, so I left those out.  Instead I added another 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.
  • 6 to 7 hours on low was tooooo much.  After about an hour, I turned the dial to "warm" until I was ready to add the remaining ingredients!
  • I'm not so sure a crockpot is really necessary.  Next time I think I'll try it without.
  • It makes a lot.  I froze a large portion and still had leftovers.

Annnnddd I did not tell the mister that spinach was involved.  He did not ask.  He gobbled it up, none the wiser.

Do I tell him?

Or is it our little secret?


    1. haha! Love it when the Mister doesn't read your blog and doesn't realize what you've done to him! It looks very tasty!

    2. Yum! Think I may send this one to my daughter. She loves her crockpot.

    3. This looks good! I love a good (easy) crock pot meal. I have two little boys so I like as little 'involvement' as possible. I am bookmarking this recipe!


    4. This DOES look good. I will have to try.

    5. YUM! I am "pin"ing these. I definitely have to make it.
      IF you tell him about the spinach tell him that it takes on the flavor of whatever you're cooking. Because it's totally true so he can't complain! :)

    6. Mmmmmm, that look so delish! I'm all about pasta on Sundays!

    7. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am always looking for new and EASY recipes. This one looks and sounds dee-lish!! And DO NOT tell the Mister...your secret is safe with me! ;)

    8. Mmmm...this would be such a great small group dinner recipe! Or something tha twould even be great for an entire weeks worth of meals! ha!

    9. that looks amazing!

      hope you had a great weekend!

    10. this looks SOOOOO yummy! I need to make this :)!

    11. I need to try this. The Hubs does not enjoy spinach and I do, so I wonder if he will be as oblivious as The Mister.

    12. That looks wonderful and who doesn't love a good crock pot recipe? Thanks so much for coming to the Sunday Social. I am your newest follower and its nice to meet you :)

    13. What a wonderful spin on Ravioli! And, I can make this gluten and dairy free with just a few simple substitutions! Thanks for sharing. This will be a welcome meal change ☺

    14. That looks so delicious...thanks for linking up to Lovely Things Thursday!

    15. Yumm, yumm! I have to try this...maybe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

    16. I love crock pot cooking, this recipe looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing with us on at the Lovely Things Thursday Linky Party.

      Following you in all the locations I can.

      Stop by and enter in a couple of giveaways I currently have going on.

    17. looks absolutely delicious! definitely one to pin and try myself!