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ThirteenPrimes 09-02-2015 02:03 PM

Cooking pasta in slowcooker
I've searched all over, and every recipe that involves pasta says to pre-boil it. I realize that this is because leaving the pasta in all day like everything makes it too mushy and it just doesn't work, but I'm in college. I don't have a stove to cook my pasta; all I've got is a crock pot and a microwave, and I want to avoid cooking pasta in the microwave as much as possible. As a general rule, the microwave is my roommates and the crock-pot is mine.
I don't care if I have to put it in alone with the water, cook it separately from everything else, I don't care. I imagine putting it on for a short time on high or something would work fine, but I can't find anywhere that tells me how it's even remotely possible. And, once again, I'm a college student. I don't have enough money to waste on trial and error.

GotGarlic 09-02-2015 02:14 PM

Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking :smile:

I think the reason you can't find information on how to do that is because it doesn't work well. A slow cooker isn't designed to cook in the way that pasta has to be cooked.

I would suggest that you get a rice cooker. You can cook rice, pasta and lots of other foods in a rice cooker, so it's much more versatile, and you can get a basic one for about $20. You can probably find one for less at a thrift shop.

Good luck.

Edited to add: I should have checked before responding. I've never done that because we weren't allowed to cook in our dorm rooms when I was in college :lol: It turns out you *can* make pasta dishes in a slow cooker: http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-ho...-pasta-recipes

I haven't looked at these recipes, but Betty Crocker is pretty reliable. If you need help simplifying any of these, just ask and I'm sure someone can help.

Dawgluver 09-02-2015 02:16 PM

Welcome to DC. I've had great success with making crock pot lasagna. You don't have to cook the noodles in advance.


Kayelle 09-02-2015 02:38 PM

Hi and welcome. Tell your roommate you'll share your pasta if you can use his microwave. There all all kinds of cool gadgets to make pasta in a microwave.
Look here..

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