Slow Cooker

Crockpot 'Baked' Ziti

November  6, 2017
4 Ratings
Photo by Omeletta
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Set it and forget it with this incredibly easy version of 'baked' ziti: made entirely in your crockpot! You don't even need to boil the noodles beforehand. —Omeletta

What You'll Need
  • 12 ounces ziti or penne noodles
  • 2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  1. Line the bottom of the crockpot with aluminum foil.
  2. Place 1/3 of the dry noodles on the bottom of the pot, then cover and spread with 1/3 of the marinara.
  3. Dollop 1/3 of the ricotta cheese on top of the marinara, then sprinkle with 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
  4. Add the next layer using 1/3 of the ingredients, then top with the final 1/3, ending with the shredded cheese on top.
  5. Secure the lid and cook on low for 4 hours, or until the pasta has cooked all the way through and the cheese has melted.

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2 Reviews

metoo February 19, 2021
no "shredded cheese" is mentioned in this recipe ingredients. How much shredded cheese should there be?
adavis September 23, 2019
It’s a little heavy for my kids, so I substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta which mixes nicely with the mozzarella and Parmesan.