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Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

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  • Author: Brittany Dixon


Throw this meal together in less than 10 minutes and a few hours later you’ll have a hearty, satisfying dinner dish ready to feed the whole family.



1 lb ground beef

1 small onion, diced (optional)

2 (25 oz) jars of marinara

16 ounces ziti pasta

1 c water

15 oz ricotta cheese

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp garlic powder

1 c shredded mozzarella, divided


In your IDO (or in a pan stovetop), brown the ground beef. Add the diced onion and cook together for 3-4 minutes until meat is cooked through and onions are tender. 

Transfer meat and onions to a slow cooker. Add one jar of sauce, water, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and pasta. Mix well. 

Add the ricotta and a half cup of the shredded mozzarella, mix until combined. Top with the remaining jar of marinara and sprinkle the remaining half cup of shredded mozzarella over the top. 

Set on low for 3 1/2 hours (on the IDO, you can set to manual 190 degrees). Serve right from the slow cooker; enjoy!