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SKILLET ZITI

Skillet Ziti is a quick recipe you can cook in approximately 30 minutes. It is a meatless dish that has a creamy tomato and parmesan sauce with a hint of spice. It is sure to leave your family asking for it again.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword best recipes, casserole, easy dinner recipes, pasta, recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 1060 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 - 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with basil and oregano
  • 3 cups water
  • 16 ounces uncooked ziti pasta
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Saute oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large oven-safe  skillet over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes (do not brown garlic). Add canned tomatoes, water, ziti and salt. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring often (about every two minutes to keep pasta from sticking to bottom of pan). Cook until ziti is almost tender about 15-18 minutes. Stir in cream, Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Add canned tomatoes, water, ziti and salt.

  3. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring often (about every two minutes to keep pasta from sticking to bottom of pan).

  4. Cook until ziti is almost tender about 15-18 minutes. Stir in cream, Parmesan.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over the pasta.

  7. Place skillet to oven and bake until cheese has melted and browned, about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, transfer the pasta mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish before sprinkling with the cheese and baking.

Nutrition Facts
SKILLET ZITI
Amount Per Serving (63.786 g)
Calories 1060 Calories from Fat 819
% Daily Value*
Fat 91g140%
Saturated Fat 52g325%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 3876mg169%
Potassium 309mg9%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 2939IU59%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 1251mg125%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.