Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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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.

  • yield: 8 PEOPLE
  • prep time: 15 MINUTES
  • cook time: 4 HOURS
  • total time: 4 HOURS 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition Information:

YIELD: 8 SERVING SIZE: 8 people
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 429SATURATED FAT: 6gCHOLESTEROL: 49mgSODIUM: 845mgCARBOHYDRATES: 53gFIBER: 4gSUGAR: 8gPROTEIN: 22g

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