These slow cooker pasta recipes are comfort food classics like mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs and beef stroganoff that are all made in the crock pot.

Slow cooker pasta dishes are perfect for a flavorful family meal with minimal work required!

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Busy days make deciding what to cook for dinner hard. Sports moms, dance moms, band moms, all types of moms know dinner time can be crazy. Turn to your trusty crock pot to make dinner a breeze.

When you want a recipe that the whole family will love, you can’t go wrong with a good pasta! You can toss a pasta together in the crock pot and let it cook until you are ready to eat. No more rushing at meal time to decide what to make! You can be a hero with a crowd pleasing pasta that is simple to make in a slow cooker.

In a slow cooker all the ingredients simmer together to develop rich, intense flavors. When you can make a pasta with all those wonderful flavors, it produces fantastic results!

What are your favorite slow cooker pasta recipes? I’ve listed 14 of the best crock pot pasta recipes to get you started. You won’t believe how good an easy dinner can taste! Need more dinner inspiration? Be sure to check out my list of 35 freezer meal recipes.

14 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

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Crock Pot Baked Ziti

This easy crock pot baked ziti recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep using uncooked noodles layered in cheese and marinara sauce.
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Crock Pot Pasta

This crock pot pasta tastes like traditional baked pasta but is made entirely in a slow cooker, even the noodles! Cheesy, comforting, and so good!
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Crock Pot Italian Sausage Rigatoni

Crock pot Italian sausage rigatoni is a one pot meal perfect for busy families. The Italian sausage gives the pasta amazing flavor.
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Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Pasta

This chicken pasta is easy and flavorful with a bit of a spicy kick!
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Slow Cooker Beef and Cheese Pasta

This slow cooker beef and cheese pasta boasts lots of melty mozzarella cheese strings and a rich meat pasta sauce that has plenty of time to marry the flavors long and slow.
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Slow cooker beef stroganoff with chunks of beef, mushrooms and egg noodles topped with parsley.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This slow cooker beef stroganoff is tender beef, mushrooms and egg noodles, all tossed in a savory creamy sauce. An easy crock pot dinner that’s pure comfort food!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

Tender juicy chicken breasts cooked right in a flavorful homemade alfredo sauce and the pasta cooks right in the slow cooker!
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Can you boil pasta in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook pasta in a slow cooker. The key is to make sure the pasta is added at the end of the cook time so that it doesn’t absorb too much liquid and get mushy. Typically pasta is added to the slow cooker about 15-20 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Can you cook pasta ahead of time?

You can make many of these slow cooker pasta recipes in advance and reheat them before you plan to serve. Garnishes such as fresh herbs should be added after reheating the pasta. You can reheat the pasta by warming it in a pan on the stove or using a microwave. Alternatively, you can use the “keep warm” function on your slow cooker at the end of the cooking time.

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Slow cooker pasta with Tuscan chicken is a flavorful pasta your family will love! This recipes is so easy to make for a weeknight dinner.
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Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

This crock pot pizza casserole is an easy comfort food recipe, perfect for a busy weeknight.
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Slow Cooker Chili Mac

Slow cooker chili mac is an easy comforting dish made right in your crockpot!
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Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pasta

This savory pasta is full of beef in a rich sauce. Serve this pasta topped with plenty of parmesan cheese and a side of crusty bread!
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Crock Pot Spaghetti

This crock pot spaghetti is homemade beef meatballs that are simmered in tomato sauce, then tossed with spaghetti to make an easy and hearty meal. A slow cooker comfort food classic that's always a hit with both kids and adults!
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Slow cooker mac and cheese topped with parsley, with a serving spoon in it.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

This recipe for slow cooker mac and cheese is a blend of tender pasta with two types of cheese and plenty of seasonings, all cooked together to creamy and cheesy perfection. It's the easiest crock pot macaroni and cheese ever!
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Slow Cooker Lo Mein Recipe

This slow cooker lo mein recipe is loaded with chicken, veggies, noodles and delicious sauce. It comes together in minutes and will satisfy that Chinese take out craving.
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It’s amazing how many different kinds pastas you can make in a slow cooker. When you want a delicious pasta dinner that is simple and flavorful, try one of these wonderful slow cooker pastas!

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  1. Yes!! This is going into my bookmarks because I know I will use this guide time and time again. My crockpot won’t know what hit it, ha!

  2. What a great collection! I’m bookmarking this for future reference. If they’re all as good as the Firecracker Chicken Pasta was, I’ll be making them all! Thank you!

  3. I love slow cooker recipes but I’ve never thought to make pasta in the slow cooker because I was afraid it would get mushy! I can’t wait to try these recipes — I think I’ll have to make the slow cooker chili mac first!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve tried cooking pasta in the slow cooker twice and failed miserably. Definitely need to try these out and see if it’s better.

  5. I’m saving it so I can try all of them! Pasta is one of my faves! Using the slow cooker seems like an amazing idea to get the perfect dish in those busy nights!

  6. I admit, I have never tried to make pasta in the slow cooker. Sounds like I should try it out soon!

  7. I haven’t pulled my crockpot out all year. This awesome recipe roundup is the perfect excuse to do so. I’m going to start with the mac and cheese and work my way down the list. Nom!

  8. 5 stars
    I’m bookmarking this so I can eat them all! Pasta is my jam, and if I can do it with minimal-effort, slowcooker style, that’s even better!

  9. 5 stars
    Set and forget pasta recipes sound like Heaven to me! My family and I are suckers for pasta, and I don’t love to cook. Score!