Easy Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Breaking News! You can make pasta in your slow cooker. This Crock Pot Baked Ziti was made completely in the slow cooker. Cheesy, gooey pasta is a must try in your slow cooker! I know, I know. It’s hard to believe!

You don’t even have to cook the pasta before. I thought that the pasta would turn to mush but they ended up just like regular baked ziti. The best part is that I didn’t have to heat up my kitchen since it was 102 degrees the day I made it! There are actually tons of Italian recipes you can make in your slow cooker, two other easy ones are Creamy Italian Chicken and Bruschetta Chicken, if you aren’t feeling pasta.

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Secret Step for Crock Pot Baked Ziti

The secret is that you don’t add any water to the pasta and the tomato sauce slowly cooks the pasta for you. This recipe is so simple that all you have to do is mix a few ingredients together and then layer them all just like the traditional baked ziti.

Cheese, Cheese, and more Cheese!

The triple cheese blend makes this baked ziti a melty cheesy masterpiece. All of these cheeses add a unique flavor and gives you that real Italian restaurant Baked Ziti experience.

 Crock Pot Baked Ziti

  • Course Dinner
  • Cuisine Italian
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Servings 6-8
  • Prep time 20 minutes

Make this easy classic comfort food in your Crock Pot! Cheesy, Gooey and Delicious in every bite.


  • 32 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan, plus more for topping
  • 2 24 oz jars of marina sauce
  • 12 oz Box of Gluten Free Penne
  • 2 8 oz bags of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  1. Spray entire slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix Ricotta with two eggs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover bottom of slow cooker with sauce.
  4. Layer pasta on top of sauce.
  5. Take 5 scoops of the ricotta mixture drop onto sauce.
  6. Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
  7. Repeat steps 3-5 two more times.
  8. End with layer of sauce, mozzarella and parmesan.
  9. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.
  10. Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.


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