Crockpot Baked Ziti
1 1/2 lbground chuck
1 jar(s)marinara sauce, 32oz (i used mids garlic & onion)
2 can(s)petite diced tomatoes, 14.5oz
1/2 Tbspcrushed red pepper flakes
1 to 1.5 lbziti pasta, or similar size (i used rigatoni)
1tub of ricotta ( i used cottage cheese because that's what i had)
1/2 cparmesan cheese, grated
4 cmozzarella cheese, shredded (1 big bag)
·salt and pepper
How to Make Crockpot Baked Ziti
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot (off burner).
- At this point, you can layer in crockpot, as I did to keep warm for company, or in a casserole to bake if short on time.
For the crockpot method, put a small amount of meat sauce to the bottom of crockpot. Then 1/3 noodle mixture, 1/3 meat sauce, 1/3 mozzarella, few shakes of parmesan. Then repeat layers two more times ending with mozzarella and parmesan. Cover and set to high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Until melted and bubbly. Enjoy with garlic bread and tossed salad:)