Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.



Crock Pot Baked Ziti is an easy dinner recipe the whole family will love.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

This slow cooker pasta is loaded with three kinds of cheese.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

 

This crock pot ziti recipe takes about 15 minutes of prep time and 3 to 3.5 hours of slow cooking time on HIGH.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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To make this crock pot pasta, I started by dumping some ricotta cheese into a mixing bowl.

ricotta cheese in a mixing bowl

I added some sour cream and basil pesto to the bowl.

basil pesto on top of ricotta cheese and sour cream in a mixing bowl

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

sour cream, ricotta cheese and basil pesto mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I added some shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheese to the bowl.

shredded mozzarella and parmesan on top of ricotta mixture in a mixing bowl

I stirred well again.

sour cream and ricotta mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I sprayed the inside of my crock pot with cooking spray.

I poured some marinara sauce to cover the bottom of the pot.

marinara sauce in the bottom of a crock pot

Then I placed some uncooked noodles on top of the pasta.

uncooked ziti noodles on top of marinara sauce in a slow cooker

I spooned half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.

ricotta mixture on top of marinara and noodles in a crock pot

Then I poured some marinara sauce over the ricotta mixture.

tomato sauce on top of ricotta and noodles in a crock pot

I placed some more noodles on top of the marinara.

uncooked noodles on top of marinara sauce in a crock pot

I spooned the remaining half of the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.

ricotta and sour cream mixture on top of marinara sauce in a crock pot

Then I placed some noodles on top of ricotta mixture.

uncooked noodles on top of ricotta mixture and marinara in a slow cooker

I poured the remaining marinara sauce over the noodles.

marinara on top of ziti noodles in a crock pot

Then I placed the lid on the crock pot and set it to cook on HIGH.

After 2.5 hours, I removed the lid and sprinkled some shredded mozzarella, parmesan and chopped parsley on top.

shredded cheese on top of ziti in a crock pot

I returned the lid to the pot and left the pasta to continue cooking on HIGH for another hour for a total of 3.5 hours of cooking time.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Then the cheesy baked ziti was ready to serve.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

This hearty pasta is the perfect comfort food.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Slow cooker ziti with sour cream and ricotta is a tasty meat free pasta dish.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

If you are looking for a cheesy slow cooker pasta recipe, then you need to try this Crock Pot Baked Ziti!

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Crock Pot Baked Ziti:

  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 48 oz marinara sauce ( 2 x 24oz jars)
  • 12 oz uncooked ziti noodles (or penne)

Topping

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

How to Make Crock Pot Baked Ziti:

  1. Dump ricotta, sour cream and basil pesto into a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Add the shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheese to the bowl.
  4. Stir well again.
  5. Spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the marinara sauce into the bottom of the pot in an even layer.
  7. Place 1/3 of the uncooked noodles in a layer on top of the marinara sauce.
  8. Spoon 1/2 of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  9. Repeat layers 1/3 of marinara sauce, followed by 1/3 of the noodles and then the remaining 1/2 of the ricotta mixture.
  10. Place the remaining 1/3 of the noodles on top of the ricotta layer.
  11. Pour the remaining 1/3 of the marinara over the noodles.
  12. Place the lid on the pot and set to cook on HIGH.
  13. After 2.5 hours of cooking time, remove the lid and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella, shredded parmesan and chopped parsley on top.
  14. Return the lid to the pot and continue cooking on HIGH for fifteen minutes to an hour until the cheese is fully melted and the pasta is tender.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 6 servings

Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a delicious slow cooker pasta recipe loaded with marinara sauce, ricotta, sour cream, basil pesto, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 48 oz marinara sauce ( 2 x 24oz jars)
  • 12 oz uncooked ziti noodles (or penne)

Topping

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Dump ricotta, sour cream and basil pesto into a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Add the shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheese to the bowl.
  4. Stir well again.
  5. Spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the marinara sauce into the bottom of the pot in an even layer.
  7. Place 1/3 of the uncooked noodles in a layer on top of the marinara sauce.
  8. Spoon 1/2 of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.
  9. Repeat layers 1/3 of marinara sauce, followed by 1/3 of the noodles and then the remaining 1/2 of the ricotta mixture.
  10. Place the remaining 1/3 of the noodles on top of the ricotta layer.
  11. Pour the remaining 1/3 of the marinara over the noodles.
  12. Place the lid on the pot and set to cook on HIGH.
  13. After 2.5 hours of cooking time, remove the lid and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella, shredded parmesan and chopped parsley on top.
  14. Return the lid to the pot and continue cooking on HIGH for fifteen minutes to an hour until the cheese is fully melted and the pasta is tender.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1749mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 16gProtein: 31g

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