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Slow Cooker Italian Style Penne

This vegetarian Italian dish is full of flavor and is easy to put together in one pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Pasta, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 293kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 30 ounces canned diced tomatoes low sodium, no sugar added
  • 15 ounces canned kidney beans low sodium
  • 1/2 pound whole wheat penne pasta dry
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth, low sodium
  • balsamic vinegar to taste
  • parmesan cheese for garnish


  • For this recipe, you will want to layer your ingredients. Place the pasta on the bottom of your slow cooker insert. On top of that, pour the diced tomatoes. Then add the beans. Pour the broth over the top. Sprinkle the Italian herb seasoning, garlic, and onion powder over the top and cook on low for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until pasta is cooked to your liking. It's okay to lift the lid on this one to check. When finished, add a splash of balsamic vinegar to taste.
  • Top with a small amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 190mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6