March 16, 2020
5 hrs 10 mins
1kg beef mince
400gm can crushed or diced tomatoes
500ml jar pasta bake sauce (a cheesy tomato variety is best eg Creamy Tomato Mozzarella)
2 diced onions
Lots of black pepper (or to your family tastes)
250g small pasta shells
1Combine all ingredients except the pasta in slow cooker
2Cook on low for 4hrs
3Add raw pasta and cook for 45-60mins or until pasta is tender to your likings
4Note: Pasta will absorb the excess liquids when it is added to the recipe so don't be concerned by plenty of liquid during cooking
5Serve with steamed vegetables of your choice or enjoy it on it's own :)
Submitted by Paulene Christie
December 22, 2021
I tried this a few weeks back, quick, simple and the kids loved it! Also like to add, it’s VERY filling
June 11, 2021
Made this pasta last night and it was delicious, I made some minor adjustments:
– 500g mince (there was plenty)
– some mixed herbs and about 2 tea spoons of garlic
– 150 bacon pieces
I would recommend when putting the pasta in to fill the pasta sauce jar with 1/2 water, shake and mix. I turned mine off 10 minutes early as it was looking thick. Needed more moister towards the end so will do that next time. Served my partner and I plus three leftovers 😊
May 15, 2021
I didn’t get it on in time so cooked on high for 2hrs.
Such an easy and yummy dish! Great for those nights where you are feeling lazy!
May 6, 2021
Because this particular type of sauce used is a creamy consistency you’ll find it less creamy, more watery (even more watery if you don’t cook the pasta in it as it’s designed to absorb extra liquids too) – but you could choose to do that if you wish 🙂
May 5, 2021
Instead of adding a jar sauce could you just add some stock. Was thinking 500g of mince, tin of tomatoes and a cup of stock, and just cook the pasta separately. Would that work?
April 29, 2021
I only had 500gm mince so used that and you wouldnt know there was slightly less. I also only had large shells and these cooked through in the same time which was nice. Will tweak a little to our tastes next time and possible even turn it into a pasta bake, it was lovely.
April 28, 2021
Good recipe for the family – I served with vegies as pictured.
I used 700g mince not 1kg but I think next time I’d drop down to 500g as we don’t like too much meat – and increase the pasta. But will definitely make again.
April 10, 2021
I’ve made this lots of times – it’s a firm favourite in our house.
I use 750g of minced beef and 3 cans of tomatoes (otherwise it can be a bit dry) with all other ingredients the same as above. This makes 4 generous helpings.
January 21, 2021
Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! Instead of jar sauce I used tomato soup and a handful of cheese. Also added plenty of garlic and herbs. Will definitely have this as a regular dish in my house.
January 18, 2021
Loved this will definitely make again
Loved this was a hit with my husband! Will definitely make this again
November 14, 2020
This is absolutely amazing and freezes great.
September 13, 2020
I halved the amount of mince and still had heaps left over. It was super easy to make and came out delicious. Next time I might get adventurous and add some extra herbs and garlic.
July 7, 2020
This is an old family receipt of ours, called “shells” by my kids. We use all of your ingredients except we use a can of tomato soup instead of the pasta sauce and we have diced bacon, sliced carrots and peas added.
Huge hit with the family and so easy to make.
July 1, 2020
Yes Bex the meat cooking stage could be done faster on high then drop back low for pasta stage 🙂
June 27, 2020
Is it possible to speed the process up by cooking on high for a couple of hours then switching to low?
June 22, 2020
Hi no need to brown. You can use a regular bol sauce but it’ll be less creamy end result
June 21, 2020
I wanna try this but wanna know if I need to brown the mince first? And can I use A Bolognese tomato sauce instead of the creamy mozerella one?
May 18, 2020
I made this last night for the first time
Bloody amazing !!!! I did add a few herbs and garlic to heighten the taste but Definitely a keeper 😘😘
May 17, 2020
Made this week for the first time. Easy “cold day” meal and very yummy. Should have stirred again once I had added pasta, cos some pieces that weren’t 100% covered weren’t quite cooked. Will rectify that next time 😀
Yum family fave in our house
April 27, 2020
This is super easy! I added in zucchini, celery, capsicum and carrot to give it more nutritious value. Next time I think I’ll add herbs and garlic to give it a bit more flavour. Made it for my toddler and have sectioned into containers in the freezer for her.
April 21, 2020
This is so simple and very tasty! Another new family favourite. I only added 1 onion but also added 2 cloves of fresh diced garlic.
April 19, 2020
This was a winner in our house! Delicious! Thank you! 😀
March 19, 2020
It seemed very dry so I added a small tin of tomato soup and it was delicious. Just the right consistency for us, which is fairly thick. Thank you
March 17, 2020
I cook a similar version. I never thought of using a creamy sauce. Will try that next time. My family like curry flavour so I add a tablespoon of powder at the beginning, and a cup of frozen peas & corn with the pasta shells.
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