Although it looks complicated, because of the number of steps involved, this recipe comes together quickly. You’ll need about 25 minutes before starting the slow cooker to prep and pre-cook some of the ingredients, and 15 minutes afterwards. Since the slow cooking only takes 4-6 hours, this is a great choice for a weekend lunch or dinner. Make it gluten-free by substituting zucchini spirals, rice noodles, or gluten-free pasta for the traditional egg noodles. Click here to download the printable .pdf!