Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe

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Dawn Mccoy Modified: March 25, 2022
Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe

How To Make Skillet Baked Ziti

A hearty, kid-friendly pasta, this 30-minute Skillet Baked Ziti is full of mouthwatering flavors from beef, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1lbground beef
  • 1cuponion,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2cupsmarinara sauce
  • ¼cuptomato paste
  • cupswater
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspdried basil
  • 8ozuncooked ziti pasta
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,cut into chunks
  • ½cupricotta cheese


  1. In a large heavy cast-iron skillet, cook the beef and onions for about 5 to 6 minutes until browned and the onions are translucent then sauté in the garlic.

  2. Add the marinara sauce, tomato paste, water, oregano, basil, and pasta and bring to a boil before reducing to a simmer and cooking, covered, for about 18 to 20 minutes.

  3. Uncover, dot with mozzarella and ricotta cheese before serving.


  • Calories: 570.96kcal
  • Fat: 30.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.62g
  • Fiber: 3.83g
  • Sugar: 8.83g
  • Protein: 31.71g
  • Cholesterol: 104.52mg
  • Sodium: 837.98mg
  • Calcium: 357.27mg
  • Potassium: 782.97mg
  • Iron: 3.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 150.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.46mg
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