Crockpot Million Dollar Pasta recipe
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Crockpot Million Dollar Pasta has layers of sauce, pasta, beef and a special cream sauce all topped with melty, gooey mozzarella cheese!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crockpot Million Dollar Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 979kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 (24 oz) jars spaghetti sauce divided use
  • 1 (24 oz) jar water
  • 1 (16 oz) box cavatappi pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Brown and crumble ground beef (season with salt and pepper.) Drain excess grease and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, minced garlic and parsley.
  • In the bottom of a 6 quart (or larger) slow cooker, add half a jar of spaghetti sauce.
  • Evenly layer half the box of the cavatappi pasta on top of sauce.
  • Pour remaining jar of spaghetti sauce over noodles.
  • Pour on half a jar of water.
  • Then layer half the cooked ground beef mixture over top.
  • Dollop the entire cream cheese mixture evenly as possible over the beef layer. Do not stir.
  • Evenly layer the rest of the cavatappi pasta on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Top with remaining jar spaghetti sauce
  • Pour another half jar of water on top of spaghetti sauce.
  • Finally, layer the rest of the cooked ground beef on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 3-4 hours.
  • Stir mixture, then layer with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover for an additional 15-20 minutes (until cheese is melted.)



Calories: 979kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1843mg | Potassium: 1531mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1555IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 6.7mg