Slow-Cooker Pork Ditalini Stew | Served with crusty French bread and a leafy green salad, this stew is the perfect comfort food. Hoping to get ahead on meal prep on Sunday? Make the soup ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. Then, on the morning you want to serve it, transfer it to the slow cooker and let it cook during the day. The genius part about this stew is that you add the pasta in during the last 10 minutes, so you don’t even have to dirty another pot.