It’s always hard to get an appetizing picture of a crock pot supper and this was no exception but this casserole is really a kid pleaser! I often make a gluten free version of it so will be including that in my instructions below. This is another freezer meal to crock pot so it saves time all around.
This is one of the regular meals in my freezer meal rotation so I make two or four of these recipes at a time. The recipe below is for one meal, but if you want to make several to freeze, then multiply the ingredients accordingly.
2 cups of cubed ham
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
10 oz. can chopped mushrooms
28 oz. tomato sauce
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 cups small pasta
To make this into a freezer meal, mix all the ingredients except for the pasta in a large resealable freezer bag. Put 2 cups of pasta in a medium sized resealable freezer bag. Seal both and staple them together. Lay flat in the the freezer.
On the day you want to serve it, thaw, put the ingredients from the large bag into the crock pot and cook for 4 hours on low. Cook the pasta on the stovetop and stir into the casserole just before serving.
To make this gluten free…
Be sure that you use gluten free ham. Much of the ham sold contains fillers that include gluten so be careful about this. Use gluten free pasta. This recipe is very adaptable to those on gluten free diets and we enjoy it just as much with the gluten free pasta.
Other Kid Friendly Recipes…
If you are looking for other recipes that can go from the freezer to the crock pot, you can find 25 time-saving recipes, printable grocery lists and printable labels in my Chicken Dump Recipes ebook. With this system, you can make 10 meals in one hour!