1 box Barilla® Penne or Rigatoni Pasta (or any pasta of choice, really), cooked el dente

2 cans pizza sauce

1 lb. beef, browned

1 package pepperoni

16 oz. mozzarella cheese

How to:

Start by cooking your Barilla Penne pasta, from Target . I prefer Barilla pasta because I’ve never gone wrong when creating a recipe for wonderful meal and being able to keep feeding them happily and healthfully!


While the box of pasta is cooking, start browning your beef, then add in pizza sauce and stir well. Once your pasta is cooked, mix the meat mixture and pasta together, then pour into the slow cooker. You could just place directly in a 9×13 pan and put in the oven, but if you want to come back to it later, the slow cooker works just as well!


I layer the mixture into the slow cooker, so I put some tomato sauce at the bottom of the crock pot, then add my noodle/beef mixture, then add some cheese on top, then top with pepperoni. Then I add more pasta/meat, more cheese, then more pepperoni. Layer the top of the casserole with cheese and pepperoni and put the lid on the crockpot. Let it cook for about 1-2 hours until everything is melted and smelling delicious, then enjoy!