Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Carol Junkins


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:


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
4 Hr 10 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 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
  • 2 can(s)
    (26 oz) jars of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 box
    ziti pasta (uncooked) but rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 tsp
    chopped parsely

How to Make Slow Cooker Baked Ziti


  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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

Show 20 Comments & Reviews

Crock Pot Recipes For The Big Game

Crock Pot Recipes for the Big Game

Kitchen Crew

This Sunday a group of friends are gathering to watch the big game and, of course, to eat food! Whether it is pot luck or you are preparing the entire...

20 Tasty Hot Dog Recipes

20 Tasty Hot Dog Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Hot diggity dog! Here are 20 tasty hot dog recipes.

Simple Recipes For Leftover Easter Ham

Simple Recipes for Leftover Easter Ham

Kitchen Crew

If you're anything like me, there is always so much extra food after a holiday meal. Wondering what to do with the leftover Easter ham? These five simple recipes are...