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Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @Hamiltonbeach

When we shared our recipe for marinara sauce, we talked about how versatile it is. We’ve used it in spaghetti, lasagna and now this Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake.

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @Hamiltonbeach

In this recipe, we take the classic marinara sauce and mix it with parmesan cheese, cream and salt, creating a shortcut version of a tomato cream sauce or vodka sauce that is creamy, cheesy and delicious. It serves as the base for the pasta, chicken and spinach. When combined, they create a mouthwatering blend of Italian flavors.

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @Hamiltonbeach

The strings of melty cheese as you pull a spoonful from the baking dish – and the pasta and chunks of chicken – mean kids and adults alike will love this tasty meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Leftovers reheat well in the oven or microwave, so don’t worry about making too much.

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @Hamiltonbeach


Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 package (1 lb.) penne pasta, cooked al dente, drained
2 cups cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups baby spinach
1 package (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream and salt.
Add cooked pasta, chicken and spinach, stir until blended.
Place half of pasta mixture in prepared baking dish. Top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover with remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.
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Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This slow cooker marinara sauce is a beautiful red blend of chunky tomatoes, fresh basil and aromatic spices. It’s absolute perfection on spaghetti, and it could be used on a hundred other things, too. That’s the beauty of this recipe: it makes a lot, so you can store some in the fridge or freeze it for later use in a lasagna or pasta bake.

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Don’t worry, making homemade marinara sauce isn’t complicated or difficult. In fact, it’s so easy, you can put it all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it simmer all day, just as if you were making it on a stovetop. Need a meat sauce? Just add cooked ground beef, pork, turkey or sausage to the finished sauce, and you’re good to go.

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You can always have delicious, homemade marinara sauce on hand, save money on jarred sauces and know what ingredients are in your food when you use this simple and flavorful slow cooker marinara recipe.

Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
YIELDS: 3 servings

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (28 oz. each) crushed tomatoes
1 can (29 oz.) tomato puree
1 can (29 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 package (0.75 oz.) fresh basil, leaves only, cut into strips
Instructions
In a large saucepot over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion is clear and garlic is golden, about 4 minutes.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato puree, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, parsley, oregano, salt, dried basil and pepper. Heat until mixture starts to boil. Pour tomato mixture into slow cooker crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or LOW for 9 to 10 hours.
Stir in fresh basil strips. Cool and place in air-tight containers and freeze for up to 6 months.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the saucepot in the directions above. After cooking onions and garlic, add ingredients as listed, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
For a meat sauce: Add 2 to 2 1/2 pounds cooked and drained, lean ground beef, ground turkey or sausage after cooking the onions and garlic and follow the recipe at Step 2.
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Purple Cabbage and White Bean Pasta with Thyme from @thehealthyapple on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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Purple Cabbage and White Bean Pasta with Thyme from @thehealthyapple on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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Purple Cabbage and White Bean Pasta with Thyme from @thehealthyapple on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This Purple Cabbage and White Bean Pasta is one of my favorite healthy recipes to make in my new Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. I’m obsessed. It’s so easy to use and creates incredible flavor! I love slow cooker recipes because I can spend 15 minutes tossing the ingredients together in the morning, go about my day, and come home to a fantastic meal.

This dish is made with chicken and white beans, so it’s loaded with protein that will leave you satisfied. The tomatoes, purple cabbage, thyme and basil make this a vibrant dish with loads of nutrients and rich flavors. A big bowl of this pasta makes a great dinner, and leftovers store well for lunch the next day, so heat up the slow cooker and get cooking!

Purple Cabbage and White Bean Pasta with Thyme from @thehealthyapple on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Purple Cabbage & White Bean Pasta
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 pound ground chicken
1 small white onion, diced
1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
4 large tomatoes, diced
1 can (15 ounces) white beans
1 carrot, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 Tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 ½ cups elbow pasta
Instructions
In a large skillet, cook ground chicken and onion over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and transfer to the slow cooker. Add all ingredients except pasta. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or until veggies are tender.
Add pasta; mix well and cover again. Increase temp to HIGH and cook for another 45 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Serve warm.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

With colder weather and hectic autumn nights fast approaching, we have been brainstorming ideas for recipes that are not only warm and filling, but also quick and simple to prepare.  This classic tomato-based dish is unbelievably easy to make in your slow cooker.  Serve it over spaghetti for a hearty, well-balanced supper the whole family will enjoy.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, and by dinnertime, you’ll have a hot and delicious meal with tender veggies and chicken cooked to perfection. The classic Italian seasoning and tomatoes meld together for chicken that is both flavorful and moist.  

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With its mild flavors and simple ingredients, this family-friendly dish will leave everyone – even this kids – full and happy. What’s more, it keeps well for fast and delicious leftovers the next night. We hope you enjoy our uncomplicated take on this classic Italian recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 package (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
8 chicken thighs or drumsticks, skin removed
1 pound thin spaghetti
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Parsley, chopped
Instructions
In slow cooker crock, stir together diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, green pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper.
Add sliced mushrooms and chicken pieces. Stir to coat chicken with sauce.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 7 hours.
Serve sauce over spaghetti. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
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For “one-pot” simplicity, nothing beats slow cooking. But when it comes to bringing hot meals to parties and potlucks, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget® Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue.