Slow-Cooker Beef Ziti

Dana Guest


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

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10 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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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


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