Slow-Cooker Beef Ziti

Dana Guest

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Baked ziti is made even simpler in your slow cooker with this recipe.

Original recipe at addapinch.com/...er-beef-ziti-recipe


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown ground beef in a medium skillet. Drain.
2
Add garlic, and oregano. Cook until tender, about 5 - 10 minutes.
3
Spray crock of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
4
Combine ground beef and marinara sauce.
5
Fill marinara sauce jar with water and add stir into the ground beef and marinara sauce.
6
Spoon ½ of the beef and marinara sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker.
7
Pour in ziti noodles and stir.
8
Mix parsly flakes with Ricotta cheese. Spread on top of mixture, sprinkle with ½ of Mozzarella cheese.
9
Spoon remainder of beef and marinara sauce over the cheeses and cook for about 5 hours on low heat.
10
Remove lid from slow cooker and add remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
11
Return lid to slow cooker and allow cheese to melt for about 5 minutes.
12
Serve with a dollop of sour cream, optional.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian