Thursday, February 20, 2014

One Pot Baked Ziti

One pot meals are awesome in many ways.  I love this recipe since it is quick and easy unlike my usual tomato sauce that cooks for hours.  And the ziti cooks in the sauce and not in boiling water!!!

The photo and recipe are from Plain Chicken, one of my favorite food blogs for simple, easy and delicious recipes!  The link follows the recipe . . . check it out!


    • 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed 
    • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes 
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
    • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes (San Marzano) 
    • 1/2 tsp salt 
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 
    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning 
    • 2 cups water 
    • 12 oz ziti 
    • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 
    • 1/3 cup heavy cream 
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 


Brown Italian sausage in 9-inch (2.5qt) oven save pan until browned. Drain fat.

Add onion flakes and garlic. Cook for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.
Add water and ziti. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.

Remove skillet from heat. Stir in ricotta and heavy cream. Cook on low for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella cheese.

Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.


BluKatKraft said...

Looks so good I will try this soon :)

Gina Alfani said...

I love that it is also so easy that even the pasta cooks in the sauce :) My kind of recipe for a lazy day!

Thanks for visiting and commenting Heather :)

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