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16 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

Proof that you really can make delicious pasta in the slow cooker.

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Most people associate slow cookers with stews, soups, and braises — but they're actually the perfect thing to make comforting pasta recipes in, too!

So we rounded up 14 of our favorite pasta recipes that are made in the slow cooker — from hearty lasagna to creamy mac 'n' cheese.

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1. Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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Just dump everything in the slow cooker and let it be. No need to boil the pasta separately.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

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Feel free to add broccoli florets to bulk this pasta up — just make sure you don't use frozen broccoli, which can make the sauce watery.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo

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3. Cajun Shrimp Pasta

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This recipe uses two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning — but you can add more or less depending on how much spice you're looking for.

Get the recipe: Cajun Shrimp Pasta

4. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Gnocchi

Ok sure, gnocchi isn't technically a type of pasta, but this recipe is just too darn good to not include on this list.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Gnocchi

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5. Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

This recipe uses homemade meatballs that take only six ingredients to make, but you can use your favorite frozen brand to save yourself some time.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs

6. Slow Cooker Vodka Bolognese Pasta

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You'll have to cook the pasta separately, but we promise you it's worth the effort.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Vodka Bolognese Pasta

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7. Slow Cooker Lasagna

Sure, this might not have the crispy edges you get from a classic baked lasagna — but it's just as delicious without!

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Lasagna

8. Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

Hearty, warm, and made with just a handful of pantry ingredients. What could be better?

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

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9. Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

The trick to making this mac 'n' cheese super creamy? A can of cheese soup. It might sounds weird, but it prevents the sauce from curdling during the long cooking process.

Get the recipe: Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

10. Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Pasta

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A generous amount of hot sauce gives this pasta a serious kick, but feel free to use less if spicy food isn't your thing.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Pasta

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11. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

FYI: This recipe has you brown the mushrooms and onions in a skillet before adding them to the slow cooker, so plan accordingly.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

12. Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

Bright, lemony, and pleasantly briny thanks to the capers.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

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13. Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo

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Serve this pasta with fresh lime wedges, sliced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream for the ultimate weeknight dinner.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo

14. Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Feel free to omit the chicken and use vegetable broth to make this recipe completely vegetarian.

Get the recipe: Creamy Italian Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

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15. Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna

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Pro tip: Stick to the ravioli you find in the frozen and refrigerated sections of the grocery store and avoid the dried varieties.

Get the recipe: Crock Pot Ravioli Lasagna

16. Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

This recipe cooks the chicken in the sauce, then shreds it — but you can use shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken if you're short on time.

Get the recipe: Crock Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

Looking for more recipe inspiration? Check out these posts:

The 20 Easiest Crock Pot Chicken Dinners We Know

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Here Are 23 Comforting Crock Pot Recipes For Fall

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