Slow Cooker Pasta Main Dish Recipes

Hearty lasagna. Creamy macaroni and cheese. Saucy stroganoff. These and other favorite pasta dishes can be made in your slow cooker. Get recipes.

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Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup with Macaroni

Rating: 3.93 stars
A fairly quick and easy hamburger soup with macaroni that I just threw together. This recipe freezes well. The soup will thicken upon standing.

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Rating: 4.23 stars
This recipe is so easy, you might think that you are doing something wrong. It is delicious!

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone

Rating: 4.48 stars
Slow cooking this family favorite soup allows all the flavors and spices to intensify and delivers a delicious, hearty meal every one is sure to enjoy. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for dipping.

Leftover Turkey Soup (Slow Cooker)

Rating: 4.39 stars
A hearty turkey noodle soup made from leftovers. If you are short on turkey meat, add more veggies!

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.32 stars
This creamy, comforting meal takes just moments to assemble and is always a big hit. Great for large family gatherings and to take to pot luck dinners. I'm always asked for the recipe!

Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Rating: 4.88 stars
A classic Taiwanese/Chinese dish! Tons of flavor and spice! One of my favorite noodle dishes of all time in a slow-cooker version. A bowl of this in the winter evenings will warm you right up!

Best Italian Sausage Soup

Rating: 4.51 stars
This is one of my favorite soups and it always gets rave reviews! Salad, hard rolls and wine make a meal! You can make this 24 hours ahead of time without the noodles and wait to add the spinach noodles until soup is reheated for serving. Yummy! Serve topped with grated Parmesan!

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 4.69 stars
A slow cooker chicken noodle soup with chicken, green onions, carrots, celery, and noodles.

Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Rating: 4.25 stars
Cubed chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker with a creamy sauce mixture. This healthier version includes peas, low-fat cream cheese, butter instead of margarine, and natural cream of chicken soup. You also make your own seasoning mix instead of using a packaged mix. Serve over hot cooked rice or noodles, if desired.

Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

Rating: 4.36 stars
On days when my schedule is overloaded, this easy throw-together recipe is always a hit with my family.

Miller's Marinara

Rating: 4.23 stars
Best if cooked in slow cooker for several hours, but can be done in as little as two on the stove. May be frozen for use later. Really great over Chicken Parmesan. Also works for vegetarians!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooker Chicken

Rating: 4.21 stars
This recipe using only three chicken breasts is very economical and super delicious! My kids love it and they are extremely picky. The chicken just melts in your mouth and is so flavorful! Garlic bread and salad goes well with this meal. I always taste before serving so I will know what, if anything more, I need to add such as Parmesan, Italian dressing, or milk if it's too thick, etc.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini
Rating: Unrated
"This is so easy and very tasty. The only changes I made were to use heavy cream instead of half-and-half and thighs instead of chicken breasts." – giraffe30082
Randy's Slow Cooker Ravioli Lasagna
Rating: Unrated
"Great idea! It was delicious and easy. My 2-and-a-half year-old loved it (and so did I)." – igotadillpickle

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

Rating: 4.4 stars

Cubed chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker with a simple, creamy sauce mixture. This is so good, and so easy to make on a busy day. Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.