1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 2 jars (26 oz each) four cheese-flavored tomato pasta sauce crock pot ravioli casserole 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 packages (25 oz each) frozen beef-filled ravioli 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Spray with cooking spray. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook onion and garlic in oil about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in pasta sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.Place 1 cup of the sauce mixture in slow cooker. Add 1 package frozen ravioli; top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli and 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top. Cover and cook on Low heat setting from 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours or until hot. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Read More »

Creamy Three-Cheese Chicken & Artichoke Bow Tie Pasta

5-7 frozen chicken breasts 1 can of small artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves of minced garlic 2 jars of your favorite Alfredo sauce Pour all ingredients in the crock pot and cover with sauce. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours and serve over cooked and drained bow tie pasta. Read More »

Crock Pot Moms Love Gabriella’s! It’s gourmet on the Go in The South Side of Pittsburgh,PA!


Sick of fast food, pizza and gyros, Drew Ziccardi teamed up with saucier Jamie Shrader, and opened Gabriella’s, to offer people made-from-scratch Read More »

Jess’s Crockin’ lasagna


1 lb.ground beef 1 jar (24oz) spaghetti sauce 1cup water 1 (15 oz.) ricotta cheese 1 pkg (7 oz) mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 egg 2 tbsp parsley 1 package of lasagna noodles Brown meat in large skillet.Stir in sauce and water.mix ricotta,1-1/2 cups mozzarella,2tbsp.parmesan,egg and parsley Spoon 1 cup of sauce on bottom of slow cooker then noodles then sauce again until out of ingredients and top with cheeses. Cook on low for 4-6 hours until liquid is absorbed. Read More »

Italian Pretzel Meatballs

pretzel meatballs

Thank you Rachel Cox! Crock Pot Italian Meatballs 2 lb. of hamburger meat – RAW 1 cup of crumbled pretzels 2 eggs 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 tablespoon oregano 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 jar of tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce 1 cup of fresh spinach 1 cup of onion Mix ingredients together and form into meatballs (I use an ice cream scoop to keep form and size consistency). This will make about 16 meatballs. Just stack them on top of each other in the crock pot and pour sauce over it. Cook on low 6-8 hours and serve over your favorite pasta. I sprinkled a teaspoon of cheddar cheese over it to give it an extra kick – the pretzels in place of bread crumbs was AMAZING Read More »


buffalo chicken pasta

Thank you Sue and Jeff Jacobson! 1 lb. chicken breast, chopped 1 can of cream of chicken soup ½ cup Frank’s Hot Sauce 1½ cups shredded Mozzarella ½ cup ranch dressing (or bleu cheese) 1½ cups sour cream 3 cups penne pasta Season chicken with salt and pepper and put in slow cooker. Stir together soup, dressing, hot sauce and add to pot. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours or HIGH 2-3 hours. Stir in cheese and sour cream Boil pasta according to package instructions, drain well and add to the chicken sauce mixture. Stir well and serve! Note: I only used a cup of sour cream cuz a cup and a half seemed like a lot. Read More »

Ultimate Super Easy Beef and Noodles

easy beef and noodles

Thank u Jodi Adkins!! 1 2 lb. chuck roast 1 package Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix 1/2 to 1 package kluski noodles or egg noodles (depends on how many people are eating 1/2 package feeds our family of 4) Water to cover Salt and pepper to taste Put roast in crock pot, add Beefy Onion soup mix on top (I like to mix up soup mix in a cup of water first then pour on top of roast). Add water to cover roast plus 2 inches. Cook 6-7 hours on Low or 4 on High. When roast is cooked shred it in crock pot. Add more water if needed and salt/pepper to taste. Add noodles. Stir to make sure all noodles get wet with water. Cover and cook on high for 1 more hour. Check and stir when needed so noodles don’t stick. YUM! Read More »

Meat Sauce and Pasta

pasta and meat

Thanks Featured fan, Sarah Miller! 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped onion 6 minced garlic cloves 3 ( 4 oz) hot italian sausage, casings removed. Or 1 pound ground beer or Add Both. 1/4 cup tomato paste with no added salt. 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes with no salt added, undrained. 1 cup tomato sauce with no added salt. t tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 16 ounces pasta. 1/2 cup torn fresh basil. 3 ounces shaved Parmesean Cheese. Instructions. 1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add onion and saute 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and saute 1 minute, stirring constantly. Place vegetables in your slow cooker. 2. Add sausage to skillet and saute for 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain, and add to slow cooker. 3. Stir in tomato paste, sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, crushed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. 4. Cover and Cook on low for 8 hours and stir in oregano. ~Meanwhile 1. Cook Pasta according to directions on box. 2. Serve sauce on top of pasta and top with the basic and cheese. Read More »

Pasta Fagioli

pasta fagoli

Pasta Fagioli 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained 1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained 3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock 3 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons pepper 5 teaspoons parsley 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional) 1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 8 ounces pasta Directions: 1. Brown beef in a skillet. 2. Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta. 3. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. 4. During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta. Read More »

Pizza Potatoes

1 1/2 pound potatoes   1 1/2 cups marinara sauce    1 medium onion   1 red bell pepper   4 oz pepperoni or smoked sausage   1/2 pound mozzarella (2 balls)   1 tsp dried oregano Sprink of Salt and Pepper   1 tbsp olive oil   1 jalapeño Coarsely mince the onion and slice the bell pepper in strips. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half.Don’t try to take a shortcut and cube the potatoes because you’ll end up with pizza soup. Unless that’s what you’re aiming for they really need to be bigger.Slice the mozzarella.Heat the oil and give the pepperoni a minute before adding the onions and peppers. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Season with the oregano, salt and pepper. If you use fresh jalapeño, add it now as well and Potatoes.Stir well.Pour in the marinara sauce. You need the thick kind. Feel free to use a can of pizza sauce if you don’t want to make your own sauce.Top the potatoes with the mozzarella. Cover and cook on low 5 to 7 hours depending on how hot your slow cooker gets. Read More »