Slow-Cooker Beef Ziti

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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

How to Make Slow-Cooker Beef Ziti

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.

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About Slow-Cooker Beef Ziti

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



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