Today’s post is for one of my FAVORITES, crockpot baked ziti! My kids are in LOVE with it, the hubs loves it, and I love it! And I hope you will too! It takes a total of 7 hours and 20 minutes, start to finish. 20 minutes of prep time, and 7 hours in the crockpot, cooking while you’re at work. Super easy! 🙂
And now, without further ado:
Crockpot Baked Ziti Recipe
Ingredients for Crockpot Baked Ziti
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 (25 ounce) jars pasta sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 (16 ounce) box ziti pasta
Direction for preparing Crockpot Baked Ziti
Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink. Stir in seasonings to evenly coat meat; stir in pasta sauce. Set aside.
Mix 1 cup mozzarella, the ricotta and parmesan in a medium bowl. Spoon 2 cups of meat sauce into the slow cooker; top with 2 cups ziti. Drop half of the cheese mixture, by rounded tablespoons, over ziti; carefully spread over ziti using back of spoon. Layer with 2 cups meat sauce, the remaining ziti and remaining cheese. Add remaining meat sauce, completely covering all the ziti and cheese. Place lid on slow cooker.
Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours or until noodles are tender.
Carefully remove lid to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle food with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella; let stand 10 minutes until melted. Serve directly from slow cooker.
Did you try Crockpot Baked Ziti?
If you tried this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know if you loved it as much as we do, and if you tried any variations! I would love to know!
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