Friday, September 16, 2016

Crockpot pasta

Say what?! Pasta in the crock pot, no way. Yes. Yes way and it was pretty tasty!
I have always wanted to try this but never did for some reason. We had some crock pot ziti last week for Sunday dinner and it was actually delish!

You need:
1 lb box of ziti or rotini UNCOOKED
2 jars of marinara sauce
1 lb of hot italian sausage
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
30 oz of ricotta or cottage cheese (we tried ricotta, but not everyone loved the texture)
2 eggs
2 tbsp of parsley
2 cups Parmesan cheese
2 cups of mozarella cheese

First, brown up the Italian sausage and mix in the marinara and tomato sauce.
Next, grease up the crock pot with some cooking spray.
Then, mix up the ricotta, eggs and parsley.

Then you just assemble kind of like a lasagna!
First dish up 3 cups of the meat sauce in the bottom of the crock pot, next a layer of 1/3 of the box of pasta.
Now, you just dollop on 1/3 of the ricotta mixture and spread with a spatula, then sprinkle some parmesan on top.

Next you just repeat the layers 2 more times!. End with a sauce layers since that's what cooks the noodles!

Cook on high for 3-4 hours. We left ours cook for close to 4 and the noodles were a little on the al dente side for me, but I like really soft noodles. The last few minutes top with the mozarella cheese and give that about 10 minutes to melt.
Y'all, I was terrified of this turning out gross and having to order pizza, but it was so good! Here is it all dished up on super classy paper plates...
Super yummy! Don't be afraid of crock pot noodles...give it try, you will not be disappointed!

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