Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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"Great comfort food. For a healthier dish use ground turkey, skim-milk mozzarella, low-fat or skim-milk ricotta, and whole wheat pasta."
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Ingredients

6 h 55 m servings 405 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1067 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Stir ground beef, sausage, basil, oregano, pepper, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Cook and stir beef mixture in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic in hot oil until slightly golden and tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Stir beef mixture, onion mixture, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and red peppers together in a large bowl.
  5. Stir 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and Parmesan cheese together in a separate bowl.
  6. Spoon 1/3 of meat mixture into the slow cooker; top with 1/2 the ziti pasta. Drop 1/2 the cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons over the ziti; carefully spread cheese mixture over ziti using the back of the spoon. Repeat layering process 1 more time. Pour remaining meat sauce over the top and place the lid on the slow cooker.
  7. Cook on Low for until ziti is tender, 6 to 7 hours (or cook on High for 3 to 5 hours).
  8. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup mozzarella over the top of the baked ziti and let stand until melted, about 10 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

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I've made it twice using ground turkey and Italian sausage in one and turkey sausages and ground beef in the other. The pasta definitely soaked up the spaghetti sauce, but I just added a can of...

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I used lean ground turkey and the recipe was good. However, the noodles absorbed most of the sauce so they were pretty soft. I cooked it on low heat in my slow cooker for about 6 hours. If someo...

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I used lean ground turkey and the recipe was good. However, the noodles absorbed most of the sauce so they were pretty soft. I cooked it on low heat in my slow cooker for about 6 hours. If someo...

Turned out okay but too much work.

I've made it twice using ground turkey and Italian sausage in one and turkey sausages and ground beef in the other. The pasta definitely soaked up the spaghetti sauce, but I just added a can of...

Came out very good! I topped it with meatballs and just made a basic marinara sauce instead of the meat sauce.

I made it as the recipe says and couldn't fit it all into my crockpot. I made it for a potluck and everyone did rave about it. I will make it again but I have a few changes that I will try.

The prep took a while...but it is delicious!! I put an extra jar of sauce in so it wasn't so dry...glad I did!!

This was awful.

Good stuff! Made twice!

Made twice, because I couldn't fit all of this in my Crock Pot at once! Both times they came out the same... Tasty with some crispy browned pasta (I like it that way but it might not be for ever...

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