Slow Cooker Baked Ziti – An easy crock pot meal made with just 4 simple ingredients! Baked ziti is a great way to feed a crowd and it’s so good!
Slow Cooker Baked Ziti
I love baked ziti. It was always a go-to growing up because it could feed a crowd while also being simple to make and delicious. When I moved out and started making everything I possibly could in a slow cooker to save time, slow cooker ziti was a favorite of mine. Made with just 4 simple ingredients – dried noodles, marinara sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella – it is an affordable and delicious meal that anyone can make!
Another great part about this recipe is that it makes enough pasta for about 6 people. Sometimes I make a batch and it lasts me the entire week! I like to serve it with a bit of fresh parsley on top but it’s not necessary if you don’t have it.
Common Questions About Baked Ziti
What is slow cooker baked ziti?
Slow cooker baked ziti is a simple pasta dish made by combining marinara, dried noodles, ricotta, and mozzarella in a crock pot until the noodles are cooked through. It is an easy dump-and-go meal that feeds about 6 people.
What type of noodles should I use?
Being that the name is “baked ziti”, ziti noodles are the ideal noodles but alternatively, penne (used in the pictures) or rigatoni are both great options too.
Is this recipe vegetarian?
Yes! This recipe is vegetarian but if you are looking to add meat to it, feel free to use italian sausage. If you want to keep it meatless, I love adding meatless crumbles to it.
What size crock pot do I need?
I like to use a 6 quart crock pot for this recipe so that there is extra room.
How do I reheat ziti?
Reheating ziti is best over the stove top in a saucepan over medium heat. I like to add a bit of vegetable or chicken broth to it to thin out the sauce a bit.
What can I serve with baked ziti?
Some of my favorite things to serve with baked ziti include –
Can I used homemade marinara?
Of course! Use about 6 – 6 1/4 cups of homemade marinara if you go that route.
Looking for more slow cooker comfort food? Check out these recipes!
- Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs
- Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
- Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Slow Cooker French Onion Meatballs