One-Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe
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One-Skillet Baked Ziti

One-Skillet Baked Ziti is an easy weeknight dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 371kcal
Author I Heart Eating

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 2.5mg