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Easy Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Beef Stew

by Nellie

This Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Beef Stew is delicious and great for a weeknight meal! Made with super simple ingredients for a delicious dish.

What is Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew?

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew is a hearty and flavorful combination of beef, noodles, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, herbs and spices.

All of these ingredients are slow cooked together to create an amazing dinner that the whole family will love. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights because all you need to do is throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its magic.

How to Make Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew?

Making this Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew is incredibly easy. All you need to do is add all of the ingredients into your slow cooker, give them a good stir and let them cook for at least 4 hours.

What are Some Variations on Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew?

The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily customize it to suit your tastes . You can add more vegetables such as carrots, celery, zucchini or eggplant.

You can also switch up the type of pasta you use – think small shells, macaroni, etc. And for a spicier stew, you can always add some chili flakes or hot sauce.

Can you cook pasta in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can cook pasta in the slow cooker. However, since pasta cooks quickly, we recommend adding it for the last 20-30 minutes of cooking. Otherwise, it will become overcooked and mushy.

How do you thicken Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew?

If your stew is too thin, there are several ways to thicken it. One option is to add a thickening agent such as cornstarch or flour. Simply mix the cornstarch or flour with some cold water and then stir it into the stew.

Another option is to simply stir in some tomato paste, which will help to thicken the stew. Finally, if you want a thicker, creamier stew, you can stir in some heavy cream at the end of cooking.

Can this Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew be frozen?

Yes, this Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew can easily be frozen for up to 3 months. Simply let it cool completely and then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer bag before freezing.

To reheat, simply thaw the stew in the refrigerator overnight and then heat it up in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warmed through.

The Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Beef Stew is sure to be a hit with your family – so why not give it a try tonight? Enjoy!

Easy Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Beef Stew
Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Beef Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

T´╗┐his super easy 6 ingredient slow cooker beef pasta dish is great for a weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 packet of dry italian dressing mix
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lb egg noodles, cooked
  • Parsley, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the stew meat in the slow cooker 
  2. Sprinkle on the dry italian dressing mix and stir to coat the meat 
  3. Cut the stick of butter into 4 equal pieces and place on top of the seasoned meat 
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally 
  5. When the meat is done, cook and drain the noodles then stir them directly into the slow cooker 
  6. Mix, serve, and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 304Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 87mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 22g

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