I have several recipes that are on our semi-regular rotation. I’m always making and trying new things, but we have some easy favorites that I know that I can count on on rushed nights – like this One-Skillet Baked Ziti recipe.
Not only is this recipe fast, coming in at around 30 minutes, but it’s also super tasty and made with easy to find, inexpensive ingredients.
I serve this pasta with my 30 Minute Garlic Knots and a simple green salad for a delicious meal that’s ready in just about half in hour!
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One-Skillet Baked Ziti
One-Skillet Baked Ziti is an easy weeknight dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes.
- 1 lb . lean ground beef
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2-15 oz cans diced tomatoes undrained,
- 1-15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 T . dried basil I use sweet basil
- 1 tsp . Italian seasoning
- 2-3 c . water
- 12 oz . dry ziti can also use penne or similar shaped pasta
- 1/2 c . half-and-half regular or fat-free
- 1/2 c . grated Parmesan
- 8 oz . fresh mozzarella
Preheat oven to low broil (500-550 F).
Cook ground beef in an oven-safe skillet that's at least 12-inches over medium heat.
Drain and return to pan.
Add the garlic to the pan, and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, dried basil, and Italian seasoning.
Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups water and dry pasta.
Bring to boil.
Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until noodles are tender. If the sauce starts to cook down too much, add additional water as needed.
Stir in the half-and-half and parmesan cheese.
Place slices of mozzarella on top of pasta.
Bake until the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes.
*Nutrition facts are estimates.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)