Crock Pot Baked Ziti

This Crock Pot Baked Ziti is a comforting and delicious twist on the classic Italian pasta dish. It’s a perfect meal for busy days when you want a hearty and satisfying dinner without spending hours in the kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Easy to make: This recipe requires minimal effort, as the slow cooker does most of the work for you.
  • Crowd-pleaser: The combination of creamy ricotta, gooey mozzarella, and flavorful marinara sauce will be a hit with everyone at the table.
  • Gluten-free option: By using gluten-free penne, this dish can easily be made suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.


  • 32 oz ricotta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan plus more for topping
  • 48 oz marinara sauce (2 jars, 24 oz each)
  • 12 oz gluten-free penne
  • 16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Spray the entire slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ricotta with two eggs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover the bottom of the slow cooker with sauce.
  4. Layer the pasta on top of the sauce.
  5. Take 5 scoops of the ricotta mixture and drop it onto the sauce.
  6. Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 two more times.
  8. End with a layer of sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan.
  9. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.
  10. Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Kcal: 450 per serving

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Feel free to customize this recipe by adding cooked ground beef or Italian sausage for a meaty twist.
  • You can also incorporate additional vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Make sure to layer the ingredients evenly to ensure a well-balanced dish.

Enjoy this comforting and flavorful Crock Pot Baked Ziti with your family and friends!”

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