Slow cooker meals are great for any gathering as well as weeknight meals. These recipes are going to be easy and many will be make-ahead or quick leave-alone recipes. This one is Slow Cooker Spinach Baked Ziti. I used gluten-free penne pasta but it can easily be changed to regular ziti. I hope you enjoy it and share it with your family and friends.
What ingredients are in Slow Cooker Spinach Baked Ziti Recipe?
2 cups Spinach
16 oz Ricotta cheese
2 cups Mozzarella
¼ cup Pecorino Romano, grated
½ teaspoon Garlic granulated
½ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon dried Parsley
One tsp dried Oregano
1 ½ teaspoon dried Basil
¼ teaspoon Pepper
2 14.5 oz cans Diced tomatoes and then mashed
12 oz Gluten-Free Penne or regular Ziti
It is a super easy recipe to make, read below and try it today!
How to Make Slow Cooker Spinach Baked Ziti?
Spray the Crock-Pot® with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mix 1 cup ricotta cheese with egg, mozzarella, pecorino romano, garlic, salt, basil, oregano, parsley, and pepper.
Here's what it looks like when it completely mixed together.
Then add the tomatoes and pasta to the mixture.
Transfer to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the pasta is done.
About 1 hour before the end time, add the fresh spinach and cover to cook until done.
Below is the finished baked ziti in a bowl. It tastes really good and great for a comfort food meal.
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Crock-Pot® Spinach Baked Ziti
- 2 cups Spinach
- 16 oz Ricotta cheese
- 2 cups Mozzarella
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup Pecorino Romano, grated
- ½ teaspoon Garlic granulated
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon dried Parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoon dried Basil
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- 2 14.5 oz cans Diced tomatoes and then mashed
- 12 oz Gluten-Free Penne or regular Ziti
- Spray the Crock-Pot® with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix 1 cup ricotta cheese with egg, mozzarella, pecorino romano, garlic, salt, basil, oregano, parsley, and pepper.
- Then add the tomatoes and pasta to the mixture.
- Transfer to the Crock-Pot®.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the pasta is done.
- About 1 hour before the end time, add the fresh spinach and cover to cook until done.
Below are a few regular baked ziti with spinach recipe if you want do not have a slow cooker.
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Sabrina -- All my favorite ingredients. I'm assuming you can make this in a regular oven roaster, as I've given up on crockpots. First one was defective and the mechanism melted on my first try. New one broke in my recent move. I wasn't destined to have one, I guess.
Sorry to hear that. Yes, of course, you can place it in a 9x13 size pan and make it. It does take about 45 minutes or so. I've used this recipe for baking as well. Enjoy.
Rose M Griffith
Adding this to my recipe program and sharing it, Sabrina. Sounds tasty!