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**Slow Cooker Baked Pasta

Slow Cooker Baked Pasta

  • Cooking Time:

    High for 30 minutes and Low for 2–3 hours
  • Servings:

    6

Ingredients

1 lb. penne pas­ta
4 c. mari­nara sauce
15 oz. part skim ricot­ta cheese
1/2 c. pecori­no romano cheese
1 egg
1/2 tsp. gar­lic pow­der
1 T. pars­ley, minced
Salt and black pep­per, to taste
6 oz. low fat moz­zarel­la cheese, grat­ed
1 c. chick­en or beef stock, or for veg­e­tar­i­an use veg­etable stock

  1. Stir togeth­er the ricot­ta, pecori­no romano cheese, egg, gar­lic pow­der, pars­ley, and salt and pep­per to taste.
  2. Spray the crock insert of your slow cook­er with non­stick spray.
  3. Add 1/3 of the pas­ta with 1/3 of the sauce and stir to get them com­bined.
  4. Dol­lop 1/2 the ricot­ta mix­ture in an even lay­er and sprin­kle on 1/3 of the moz­zarel­la.
  5. Repeat by lay­er­ing in 1/3 of the pas­ta, then 1/3 of the sauce, the remain­ing half of the ricot­ta mix­ture and 1/3 of the moz­zarel­la.
  6. For the final lay­er, add the remain­ing third of the pas­ta, with the remain­ing sauce and moz­zarel­la sprin­kled on top.
  7. Pour the chick­en or beef stock over the top aim­ing main­ly towards the edges.
  8. Cov­er. Cook on High for 30 min­utes, then Low for 2 to 3 hours or until the pas­ta looks cooked. Turn off the slow cook­er and let it stand for at least a half an hour to set, then served with addi­tion­al sauce and grat­ed cheese.

Notes: For a gluten free diet, be sure to use gluten free pas­ta, chick­en or beef stock in the recipe.

Option­al: Serve veg­e­tar­i­an style, or brown 1 pound of ground beef and add to pas­ta to lay­er!

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XOXO,

Jenn

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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