My family has learned that I’m all about sticking vegetables in just about anything … zucchini in chocolate cake, green beans in tater tot hotdish, and mixed vegetables in Cheeseburger pasta.
Let’s be honest, this is sort of a glorified macaroni and cheese with hamburger amped up with some mixed veggies. (I remember Barb Karsten, the mom of my elementary school friend, Amy, making macaroni and cheese and adding hamburger to it. I think I was in 5th grade, and I thought she was pure genius. I’m pretty sure I came home and told my mom I’d just had the best meal EVER!)
Here’s an uber simple variation …
- 2 lb ground hamburger – browned and drained
- 2 cans tomato soup
- 2 can cheddar cheese soup
- 2 cup water
- 2 cup beef broth
- 4 cups shell pasta
- 1 bag of mixed vegetables
Combine cooked hamburger, soups, water, beef broth, and pasta in the crockpot.
Stir to combine.
Add pepper to taste.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or until pasta is tender.
Three bowls for three guys at home. Still eating well!
*Yes, I’m getting ready to leave Nepal as you see this post. We had a LOT of crockpot meals before I left town and I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so I posted these in advance. 🙂 You’re welcome!