Eggplant, Fennel, and Sausage Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Toss ziti pasta, sausage, veggies, and seasonings into your slow cooker and come back in a few hours to a flavor-packed Italian entree. Pair this slow cooker pasta recipe with a fresh green salad and dinner is done!

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Slow Cook: 6 hrs to 7 hrs (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high) + 40 minutes (high)
  • Stand: 5 mins

Eggplant, Fennel, and Sausage Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.
  2. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine sausage, eggplant, fennel, tomatoes, the water, wine, tomato paste, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in pasta and 1/2 cup basil. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.* Stir pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more. Let stand, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional basil.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

If you like, skip 30 minutes of slow cooking by tossing the eggplant mixture and 1/2 cup basil with 6 to 8 ounces of cooked ziti or penne pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and continue as directed.

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Nutrition Facts (Eggplant, Fennel, and Sausage Slow Cooker Baked Ziti)

  • Per serving:
  • 255 kcal ,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 18 mg chol. ,
  • 479 mg sodium ,
  • 38 g carb. ,
  • 6 g fiber ,
  • 7 g sugar ,
  • 14 g pro.
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28 Ratings
429 Days Ago
It is 1 14 1/2 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes
1437 Days Ago
your ingredients for several recipes are very wrong. Bakled Chicken Breasts w black bean rice pilaf asks for 1 oz black beans, rinsed and drained? This Ziti recipe calls for 1 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes? PLEASE CORRECT YOUR ERRORS.

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