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4.67 from 12 votes

Baked Ziti for the Slow Cooker

Easy Crock-Pot Pasta with a homemade tomato sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey

Ingredients

  • 28 ounce can tomato puree
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 16 ounce package whole grain rotini or ziti
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Fresh Parmesan for serving

Instructions

  • Mix together tomato puree, tomato paste, 2 cups water, oil, honey, and spices together in slow cooker. Set to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
  • Turn slow cooker to high and mix in 1 cup water, pasta and cottage cheese. Top with cheese. Cover and let cook for about 45 minutes for whole grain pasta and 25 minutes for white pasta.
  • Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3.2mg