Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Baked Ziti Skillet in 25 Minutes

25-Minute Baked Ziti Skillet is inspired by my mom and her love of simple dinners and special occasions, but also my need to have fewer dishes to wash. This entire recipe is prepared in one pan and there is enough inactive cook time that you can have your entire kitchen cleaned when you put dinner on the table!

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One skillet meals are a new favorite of mine.  I love taking a complicated meal and turning it into a one skillet meal in 30 minutes.

After spectacularly creating a one skillet ravioli meal and a one skillet lasagna, my favorite baked ziti has been transformed into a skillet and is ready in just 25 minutes.

Growing up it seemed like all special occasions called for baked ziti. Even though it may have been simpler than our traditional lasagna, it was still quite an ordeal. My mom was a master of simple dinners for a family of 7.

When it came to special occasions in my mother’s home, the mealtime rule book was tossed out – dinner preparation consisted of no less than 4 pots and pans as well as a casserole dish or two.

My chore was washing the dishes, so let’s say I didn’t look forward to clean up on these nights.  That said, I loved being in the kitchen and cooking with my mom and dad, and I also enjoyed setting the table, plating the food, and all around just being together.

This 25-Minute Baked Ziti Skillet is inspired by my mom and her love of simple dinners and special occasions, but also my need to have fewer dishes to wash.

This entire meal is prepared in one pan and there is enough inactive cook time that you can have your entire kitchen cleaned when you put dinner on the table, only 25 minutes from prep to plate!

Just like the oven-made variety, this skillet is packed with cheese, sauce, pasta and hot Italian sausage to give it a fantastic kick!  If you prefer it without the kick; use mild or sweet.

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It is truly magical with all the baked ziti flavor and very little clean up.  One skillet and 25 minutes is just about heaven to me, but just wait until you bite into it!

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Helpful Tips to make Baked Ziti Skillet in 25 Minutes:

  • Using fire-roasted tomatoes in place of crushed or diced tomatoes gives recipes a depth of flavor that makes you think it cooked all day long.

    What you will need to make Baked Ziti Skillet in 25 Minutes:

    • A large skillet with a lid – To help the pasta cook evenly, a wide skillet works best, ideally one that’s more than 12 inches in diameter.
    • Mixing Bowl-I like a variety of mixing bowls and prep bowls and this set has them all.

    Enjoy!

    With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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    25 Minute Baked Ziti Skillet

    25-Minute Baked Ziti Skillet is inspired by my mom and her love of simple dinners and special occasions, but also my need to have fewer dishes to wash. This entire recipe is prepared in one pan and there is enough inactive cook time that you can have your entire kitchen cleaned when you put dinner on the table!
    prep time: cook time: 25 minstotal time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
    • 1 (14.5-oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
    • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
    • 1/2 (6-oz) can tomato paste
    • 1 Tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 4 oz fresh grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 lb dried pasta (ziti or penne are best)
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 (8-oz) package shredded Italian cheese blend
    • basil, for garnish

    Instructions

    1. In a large (12-inch) skillet over high heat, brown sausage, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, sauce, paste, Italian seasoning, dried pasta, and water. Stir to combine, cover and bring to a boil. Boil until pasta is al dente (has a little bite to it).
    2. Meanwhile; combine ricotta, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir until well incorporated.
    3. Stir ricotta mixture into pasta. Preheat oven to broil. Top skillet with shredded cheese and place in oven. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Keep a close eye on it or you will have crispy cheese pretty quick.
    4. Garnish with basil. Serve and enjoy!




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    17 comments:

    1. You make the best stuff Donna! This one looks amazing too ............ and 30 minutes? wow!

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      1. Aww, thanks Chris. Crunched for time, but we never sacrifice flavor. :)

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    2. Your photos are always great but this first one is even better.

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    3. I made this and it was SO TASTEY! The leftovers were just as great!!!

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    4. a new dimension of taste! thanks for this
      LisaAnn from BestfoodMom.com

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    5. Can you use beef instead of sausage?

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      1. Absolutely, however you will need to add seasoning. The sausage adds a great deal of flavor so you will need to compensate for that. I would add a pinch of fennel seeds, rosemary, sage and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

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    6. Have made your Baked Ziti but being there's just the 2 of us (hubby and myself) I cut recipe in half and also used 1/2 sausage and 1/2 hamburger and used my own seasonings. Delicious!
      Thank y providing quick and wonderful tasting recipes

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    7. I have fry pans but they can't go in the oven. Can I just mix all together an put in casserole dish and bake? Not too sure about broiling. Have never done it.

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      1. You sure can! You are really just putting it in the oven long enough to melt the cheese. To avoid this step you could simply stir the cheese into the hot pasta and serve. Enjoy and let us know how it goes!

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    8. Thank you for all the cooking inspiration, Lori

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      1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

        Enjoy, Lori!! Thank you!

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    9. Hi! I'm trying to get the recipe for this Baked Ziti Skillet but it keeps sending me around in a circle...wasn't here (that I could see on my browser), went to home page and Recipes and 30-Minute Meals, clicked on this one, and it brought me right back to the page above. Can you please help me thru this brain fog - I LOVE baked ziti!!!

      Thanks so much!
      Jennie

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      1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 16, 2017 at 2:50 PM

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      2. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianOctober 16, 2017 at 2:54 PM

        Hi JennieP, If you click on "CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE" under the picture at the top it will take you to our article on the Parade website. You will find the recipe there. Enjoy!

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