5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef And Sausage Pasta

Whip up a comforting, flavor-packed dinner with this Slow Cooker Beef Sausage and Pasta recipe! Perfect for picky eaters, busy weeknights, or lazy weekends, this dish combines savory beef sausage, tender pasta, and a rich pink sauce.

Slow cooker beef, sausage and noodle pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours and 10 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings
Preparation Level: Beginner +

What I Love About This Recipe

  • It’s incredibly easy. Just set it and forget it.
  • 5-Ingredients that you can keep in your pantry and freezer until you’re ready to make it.
  • Picky eaters love this dish!
Pasta with spaghetti sauce and alfredo sauce in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Ground sausage
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Elbow macaroni noodles

Get the full printable recipe with measurements and instructions at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make The Dinner

Beef and pork in a slow cooker

Start by adding the beef and sausage to the slow cooker. I will crumble the two together and mix them up a little.

One of the great things about this recipe is that you can stick the beef and sausage in the Crock Pot frozen, and they will cook just as well.

Spaghetti sauce and beef in a Crock Pot

Next, add the spaghetti and Alfredo sauce to the slow cooker and mix to coat the meat. Place the lid on top and set the timer for seven hours on the low temperature.

Noodles in the Crock Pot

After seven hours, add the elbow macaroni noodles to the cooker and stir until they are covered. There will be enough liquid from the meat cooking and the sauces that you shouldn’t have to add any water to cook the noodles.

Cook the noodles for about 30-45 minutes on low or until they are tender.

Pasta in a slow cooker with sauce.

Once the noodles are cooked the dish is ready to serve!

Pasta on a plate with shredded parmesan cheese on top.

Optional Ingredients

  • Shredded cheddar cheese – add this in at the end and stir to heat it up and melt the cheese.
  • Parmesan cheese – You can get it grated or shredded for this recipe.
  • Cream cheese – add some at the beginning of the cooking process for a creamy flavor.

What To Serve With Pasta

Pasta next to a slow cooker.

More 5-Ingredient Recipes

Pasta on a plate.

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Sausage Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Whip up a comforting, flavor-packed dinner with this Slow Cooker Beef Sausage and Pasta recipe! Perfect for picky eaters, busy weeknights, or lazy weekends, this dish combines savory beef sausage, tender pasta, and a rich spaghetti sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 pound of ground pork sausage
  • 45 ounces spaghetti sauce (I used Ragu)
  • 15 ounces Alfredo Sauce
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni noodles

Instructions

  1. Add the raw beef and pork to the slow cooker. Crumble the meat to break it up a little.
  2. Next, add the spaghetti and Alfredo sauce to cover the meat and stir to coat.
  3. Cook for seven hours on low or four hours on high.
  4. After seven hours, take a wooden spoon and break up the meat a little before adding the noodles.
  5. Add the noodles and stir until they are covered with liquid.
  6. Replace the lid and cook another 30-45 minutes on low or 15-30 minutes on high or until the noodles are tender. Mix and serve.

Notes

You can use less beef if you don't want two pounds.

You can add frozen meat to the Crock Pot, but cook for the full seven hours and break up the meat before adding the noodles. If you are home, you can go in and break it up about three hours into the cooking. If not, you can do it when you return home.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1236Total Fat: 83gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 298mgSodium: 2592mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 72g

Nutrition is approximate.

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