Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
This Slow Cooker Baked Ziti is actually made completely in the crockpot -- even the pasta! It is so much easier than the traditional version but packs all of the same flavor!
|1 pound||ground beef, turkey or Italian sausage|
|1||onion, finely chopped|
|1 teaspoon||minced garlic|
|1 teaspoon||dried basil|
|1 teaspoon||dried parsley|
|1||28 oz can diced tomato|
|1 jar||650 ml pasta sauce (about 2 1/2 cups)|
|2 1/2 cups||water or chicken broth|
|1 box||375g penne or ziti pasta (about 4 cups)|
|1 cup||shredded mozzarella cheese|
In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until browned. Stir in garlic and salt and cook 1 minute.
Add beef mixture, basil, parsley, tomatoes, pasta sauce and water to a 4qt (or larger) slow cooker. Stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
Add pasta and stir until combined. Cover and continue cooking for 20-45 minutes (depending on how hot your slow cooker is) -- check and stir at the 20 minute mark.
Sprinkle with cheese and cover for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted.