Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

1
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:
facebook.com/happycrockin

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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.

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About Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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




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