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Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe

My Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe Is Certain to be a Crowd Pleaser! It Is Easy, Delicious, and Great for any Occasion!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 1114kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 25 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 1 16 oz box ziti noodles
  • 1 15 oz container Ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz Mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz Parmesan cheese
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  • Dice 1 onion
  • Brown ground beef in skillet, drain
  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  • Mix ground beef, marinara sauce, onion, garlic & oregano together
  • Fill sauce jar with water & add to beef
  • Place half the beef & sauce into slow cooker
  • Pour in ziti noodles & stir
  • Spread Ricotta cheese on top, sprinkle with ½ of the Mozzarella cheese
  • Add remaining beef & sauce
  • Cook on low 5 hours
  • Remove lid, add remaining Mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses & cook 5 min or until cheese is melted

Freezer Bag Instructions:

  • Dice 1 onion
  • Brown ground beef in skillet, drain & cool
  • Mix ground beef, marinara sauce, onion, garlic & oregano together
  • Fill sauce jar with water & add to beef
  • Place mixture into gallon size freezer safe bag
  • Label & lay flat to freeze
  • Remove from freezer the night before
  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  • Place ½ of the contents of the bag into slow cooker
  • Pour in ziti noodles & stir
  • Spread Ricotta cheese on top, sprinkle with ½ of the Mozzarella cheese
  • Add remaining beef & sauce
  • Cook on low 5 hours
  • Remove lid, add remaining Mozzarella & Parmesan cheeses & cook 5 min or until cheese is melted

Nutrition

Calories: 1114kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 1657mg | Potassium: 1164mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1419IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 861mg | Iron: 6mg