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Crockpot Baked Ziti

Wednesday, November 15, 2017




Hello, friends and Happy November!

Now that the weather is cooler and the winter months are right around the corner, I love using the crockpot to make dinner.  I'd love to share with you this easy recipe to make Crock Pot Baked Ziti.

Have you ever had crockpot baked ziti?  Well, I made this crockpot dish after finding the recipe on Pinterest.

Guess what?  It tastes so good made this way, and you would never know that this isn't made in the oven.




The best part of this recipe is that you don't have to boil any pasta.  You just add all of your ingredients to the pot and let it cook for a few hours.



I made my sauce meatless, but you can always add in chopped beef to the sauce.

This dish tastes so delicious, that you would never know that it was made in a crockpot.  This crockpot baked ziti is the perfect weeknight meal and you can even make this for a holiday party.

You can serve your crockpot baked ziti with a tossed salad and homemade garlic bread.




I hope you all enjoy this crockpot baked ziti recipe as much as my family.  Enjoy!


Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Crock Pot Baked Ziti

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 3 hourtotal time: 3 hours and 20 mins
This is an easy way to make baked ziti without boiling the pasta and using an oven.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 (25 ounce) jars pasta sauce (or homemade sauce)
  • 1 pound UNCOOKED penne pasta
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 dash salt and pepper
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Combine ricotta, eggs, and seasonings in a bowl and stir well.
  2. Grease the inside of a 6 qt. crock pot.
  3. Add 2 1/3 cups of pasta sauce to bottom of crock pot.
  4. Add 1/3 of the UNCOOKED penne.
  5. Dot on half of the ricotta mixture and spread out evenly.
  6. Add half of the parmesan cheese.
  7. Add another 2 1/3 cup of UNCOOKED penne.
  8. Dot on remaining ricotta and spread out.
  9. Sprinkle on the remaining parmesan cheese.
  10. Add the last 1/3 of the UNCOOKED penne.
  11. Top with remaining 2 1/3 cups of pasta sauce.
  12. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until pasta is al dente.
  13. During the last few minutes, add mozzarella cheese to the top and allow to melt.
  14. Enjoy!
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**  NOTE:  To see the link to where I found this recipe you can click HERE.
I also changed the recipe around a little bit to my liking.  I cooked everything a little longer in the crockpot so that the pasta is cooked less al dente.  I also used less pasta sauce in the crockpot than the original recipe calls for.




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22 comments:

  1. This sounds fabulous! I love that you can make this on a busy day and not worry about boiling the pasta :)

    Thanks for sharing, dear Julie. Hugs to you!

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  2. Oh my gosh! One pot? Who knew. I’m in! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Yum!!! I love crockpot recipes and this one sounds so easy and delicious...a must try!!!

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  4. This is an amazing stick to your ribs meal and I look forward to trying it.

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  5. This is amazing! I didn't know you could make baked ziti in a crock pot--especially that you don't have to precook the noodles! Awesome!

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  6. This is yummy... My son will love it..

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  7. Sounds great Julie. Thanks for the recipe.

    Happy Thanksgiving and don't over eat LOL. Are you going to your mom's or are you cooking.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  8. Crockpot meal is right up my alley! We are hosting the Whisk It Wednesday Link Party and thought you might want to share there too! Have a wonderful week! Carrie@ Carrie's Home Cooking

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  9. This looks delicious. I love crockpot meals!

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  10. I’m always on the lookout for crockpot meals these days (it saves propane in the rv). I love that the penne doesn’t have to be boiled. Thanks Julie!

    xxx

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  11. That looks good and I love using my crockpot! Thanks for the recipe my friend. Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

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  12. Looks tasty Julie. We love pasta here :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

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  13. Sounds good and easy! I'm pinning it! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

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  14. Before reading this I had no idea what ziti was, so I've learned something new today. It sounds delicious and I'm saving this to try at home. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  15. Looks like a winner to me. Using a crockpot is so easy and handy. Have a fabulous weekend Julie.

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  16. I LOVE making things in my crockpot! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at our Party in Your PJs link party.

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  17. Ahhhh now this is right my alley. I love using our crockpot but I've never tried making a pasta. It sounds great

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  18. I came back this morning to print this recipe! Making for my crew this weekend, looks and sounds amazing!

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  19. I didn't know you could make pasta in the crockpot (I have only used ours for chicken, meatballs, shredded pork, etc. I'm looking to make some vegetarian dishes in there. I'd love to try this one.

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  20. What a great recipe, Julie! I love that the pasta cooks in the crock pot too! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. Your Crock Pot Baked Ziti looks delicious, we will really enjoy this recipe Julie! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come to next weeks Thanksgiving party on Tuesday at 8:00 am, CST, see you then!
    Have a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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  22. I make a baked ziti, but have never tried making one in a crock pot. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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