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Easy Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe – Build Your Bite

Everyone goes CRAZY for this easy slow cooker baked ziti - everything cooks in the crock pot, even the noodles! It's so easy to assemble and tastes amazing! #crockpot #ziti

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (25 ounce) jars of pasta sauce
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 pound UNCOOKED penne pasta
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 2 cups of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine ricotta, eggs, and basil in a bowl and stir well
  2. In a large bowl, combine both pasta sauces and tomato sauce together.
  3. Grate Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  4. Grease the inside of a 6 qt slow cooker
  5. Add 2 1/3 cups of pasta sauce to the bottom of the slow cooker
  6. Add 1/3 of the uncooked penne.
  7. Dot on half of the ricotta mixture and spread out evenly.
  8. Add half of the Parmesan cheese (1 cup)
  9. Add another 2 1/3 cups of sauce mixture
  10. Add an additional 1/3 of the uncooked penne.
  11. Dot on the remaining ricotta and spread out.
  12. Sprinkle on the remaining parmesan cheese (1 cup)
  13. Add the last 1/3 of the uncooked penne.
  14. Top with the remaining 2 1/3 cups of sauce mixture
  15. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until pasta is al dente (we cooked ours for around 2 1/2 hours)
  16. During the last few minutes, add the mozzarella cheese to the top and allow to melt
  17. Serve alone or topped with red pepper flakes and served with garlic bread
  18. Enjoy!

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