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- 2 lb
- ground beef(can use 1/2 ground sausage) or
- 2 lb
- ground sausage (italian or breakfast)
- 2 clove
- garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp
- oregano, dried
- 25 oz
- marinara sauce
- 16 oz
- ziti, uncooked
- 15 oz
- ricotta cheese, low-fat or low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 Tbsp
- parsley flakes, dried
- 2 c
- mozzarella cheese, shredded (divided)
- 1 c
- parmesan cheese, grated
- sour cream, optional
1Brown ground beef in a medium skillet. Drain.
2Add garlic, and oregano. Cook until tender, about 5 - 10 minutes.
3Spray crock of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
4Combine ground beef and marinara sauce.
5Fill marinara sauce jar with water and add stir into the ground beef and marinara sauce.
6Spoon ½ of the beef and marinara sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker.
7Pour in ziti noodles and stir.
8Mix parsly flakes with Ricotta cheese. Spread on top of mixture, sprinkle with ½ of Mozzarella cheese.
9Spoon remainder of beef and marinara sauce over the cheeses and cook for about 5 hours on low heat.
10Remove lid from slow cooker and add remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
11Return lid to slow cooker and allow cheese to melt for about 5 minutes.
12Serve with a dollop of sour cream, optional.