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How to Make Baked Ziti in the Slow Cooker

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy recipe, pasta, slow cooker
Servings: 8 people
Author: Jay


  • 1 pound ziti pasta (uncooked)
  • 24 ounce store bought marinara (1 jar)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 16 ounces ricotta
  • 2 cups mozzerella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 basil leaves (chopped)
  • 20 slices pepperoni (save 6 for top of ziti and rest for inside ziti)


  • First, place all the ingredients in the slow cooker (except mozzerella and 6 slices of pepperoni).
  • Next, mix all together and then add mozzerellla cheese on top and slices of pepperoni to decoprate the top.
  • Now, cover and cook on low for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Finally, top with ore basil and enjoy!
  • Note: Make double portion and freeze half for up to 6 months for a quick dinner!