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The Best Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

This Slow Cooker Baked Ziti is an easy crockpot recipe that packs all the flavour! With tender noodles coated in a ground beef marinara and mixed with a melty cheese goodness, it's the ideal weeknight meal. #zitirecipes #slowcookerrecipes #bakedziti


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups ziti or penne noodles, uncooked
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • fresh parsley for garnish, if desired
  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and chopped onion until cooked. Add in the minced garlic, salt, basil and oregano and stir. Cook for 1 minute
  2. Add the beef mixture, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce and water into the slow cooker. Stir until combined. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  3. Turn your slow cooker on high and add ziti or penne noodles, and stir. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until noodles are of desired consistency.
  4. Sprinkle shredded mozza on top {and parsley if desired}, cover and cook until cheese is melted. This will take about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm and enjoy!

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