Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

This recipe was on a TV show today and I thought I would share it.
Great for working moms, and summer meals as well. Enjoy!

Found this great slow cooker website:
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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

4 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 1/4
italian sausage
1
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped
1
15 oz container ricotta cheese
2
egg whites
2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
1 c
parmesean cheese (divided)
1/2 tsp
oregano
2 can(s)
(26 oz) jars of spaghetti sauce
1 box
ziti pasta (uncooked) but rinsed and drained
1/4 tsp
chopped parsely

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Coat a 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, onion, and garlic 6 to 8 minutes, or until browned; drain and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg whites, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and oregano; mix well.
2
In the slow cooker, layer 2 cups sauce, half the sausage mixture, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, half the ziti, and half the ricotta mixture; repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese and parsley on top.
3
Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours, or until pasta is tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy