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Healthy Gluten Free Crock Pot Pasta

Healthy Gluten-Free Crock Pot Pasta

If there’s one thing I can’t live without, it’s my crock pot.  Whoever invented crock pots deserves a medal and a hug, seriously!  As a mom on-the-go, as I know many of you are, it makes it so easy to have dinner ready after a day full of running errands/working/shuttling the kids etc.  Well, I’ve got a new recipe for you, chock full of vegetables and protein, that the whole family will love: Healthy Gluten Free Crock Pot Pasta. 

Healthy Gluten-Free Crock Pot Pasta

What makes this pasta dish so healthy?  It has two servings of vegetables for every single portion!  And the best part?  The kids won’t even know it 🙂  Here’s the recipe- I hope ya’ll love it as much as we do! 

Healthy Gluten Free Crock Pot Pasta
Serves 6
A protein and veggie packed gluten-free pasta dish that's easy to make!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box Barilla® Gluten Free - Penne
  2. 1 Jar Barilla® Garlic Pasta Sauce
  3. 2 Chicken Breasts
  4. 3 Slices of Bacon
  5. 1/2 Cup Frozen Chopped Kale
  6. 1/2 Cup Frozen Chopped Spinach
  7. 1/2 Cup Finely Diced Sweet Bell Pepper
  8. 1/8 Cup Finely Diced Onion
  9. 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
  10. 1 TBSP Blackening Seasoning
  11. 1 TSP Italian Seasoning
  12. 1 TSP Himalayan Sea Salt
  13. Pepper to taste
  14. 1/2 Cup Gruyere Cheese
  15. 1 crock pot
  16. 1 8x10 glass baking dish
  17. 1 pan
  18. 1 sauce pan
Instructions
  1. Start crock pot on low heat. Pour in Barilla® Garlic Pasta Sauce. Next, add the 4 vegetables, all chopped and/or finely diced. Also add in the minced garlic, italian seasoning, himalayan sea salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Place a pan on medium heat and cook bacon until nice and crispy. Chop up finely and add to pasta sauce. Leave bacon grease in pan and on medium heat.
  4. Rub chicken down with blackening seasoning and sear in bacon grease. Leave each side for 1 minute, then turn.
  5. Take remaining bacon grease and pour 1 TBSP into pasta sauce.
  6. Place chicken in glass baking dish and cook at 350 until thoroughly baked. Once baked, chop and place in fridge.
  7. Let pasta sauce simmer in crock pot for 2.5 hours. For the last 30 minutes, add the cubed chicken.
  8. 10 minutes prior to serving, prepare your Barilla® Gluten Free - Penne as stated on the box.
  9. Pour pasta sauce over the penne and top with a sprinkling of Gruyere cheese. Sit down and enjoy!
Notes
  1. **For picky eaters, I find it best to puree sauce AFTER it's been simmering for 2.5 hours. That way it's nice and smooth so they can't tell there's so many vegetables in it!"
Happily Hughes | Jessica Hughes - Atlanta Influencer https://happilyhughes.com/
Healthy Gluten-Free Crock Pot Pasta
My favorite Gluten Free Pasta! Purchased at BJs Wholesale

 Easy, delicious, and chock full of healthy goodness for the whole family!  You may be wondering why I use Barilla® Gluten Free – Penne pasta?  I’ve tried several gluten-free pastas and this is the best tasting by far! Barilla® Gluten Free – Penne cooks fast, tastes just like regular pasta, is certified Gluten Free, and is made with all non-GMO ingredients.  

If you’d like more Gluten Free dinner ideas, BJs is hosting demos at select clubs on December 22nd and 23rd.  But if that’s not enough, Barilla® has a whole Pinterest board full of recipes!  Healthy Gluten-Free Crock Pot Pasta This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Barilla®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GlutenFreeBarilla http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

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17 Comments

  1. This looks delicious, I use my crock pot a lot during cooler months so I will definitely add this one for next weeks meal plan. I have not made pasta in the crock pot yet so I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    Maya

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  2. I can’t live without my crock pot, either! It is a life saver on so many levels. This recipe looks so simple and delicious!

  3. Barilla is one of my favorite gluten-free pastas on the market. There’s another one – I think it is spelled De Cicco – that is really tasty as well.

  4. So hungry! I want to pour that sauce all over spaghetti squash!! 😛

  5. Can’t wait to try this. I’ll swap chicken for lentils for a meat free option!

    Excited!

  6. This looks delicious and so easy to make! I love making pasta when I don’t really feel like cooking 🙂

  7. This looks yum! I’ve only had a few GF pastas that taste like pasta and they were all at restaurants. I’ll have to check this out.

  8. Thanks for this one! Anytime I can make something healthy in my crock pot it is a win win #authenticblogger

  9. I am obsessed with my crock pot! Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂 I like packing pasta dishes with vegetables to ‘water down’ the carb serving. Will definitely add this to my list of recipes to try!!

  10. One word: yum!!! I’m totally trying! I love pasta and my crockpot so it’s a total win win!!! I need to share this recipe with my sister because my sisters boyfriend is celiac so he has to be on a gluten free diet.

    xo,
    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

  11. That looks delicious! I need to try more gluten free products.

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  12. “Whoever invented crockpots deserves a medal and a hug!” – couldn’t be more true! They are the bomb dot com, and this recipe looks and sounds like a total winner. Will be trying that this week with the fiance!

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