Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe

This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! 

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe - This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

I’m so excited to share this super easy Skillet Beef Ziti recipe with you! It is incredibly easy and so delicious! It is definitely a weeknight staple recipe around my house!

But, even though it is easy enough for a quick weeknight supper, it is still perfect for serving on the weekends when company comes over. By cooking everything in one skillet, you can take it straight from the cooktop to the table with just one skillet to clean! Now, I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of meal!

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe - This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

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How to Make Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe

To make this one skillet wonder, you’ll just brown your ground beef in the skillet over medium heat. Once it has browned, drain away any excess drippings and then stir in your tomato sauce, water, Italian Seasoning Blend, and your cayenne pepper.

You’ll bring this to a boil and then stir in your uncooked ziti, cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer until the ziti is tender, about 20 minutes.

You may occasionally want to check in on your ziti to make sure that it is coming along nicely and give it a good stir every once in a while.

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe - This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Once the ziti is tender, stir in your sour cream and half of the cheeses. Then, sprinkle the remaining cheeses on the top of the ziti, return the cover to the skillet, turn off the heat and let the ziti rest until the cheese have melted, about 5 more minutes.

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe - This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Then serve! Just look at all that cheesy goodness! Yum!

Here’s my easy Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe. I think you are going to absolutely love it!

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe

This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups ziti noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley as garnish optional

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Drain away any excess drippings.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, water, Italian Seasoning Blend, and cayenne pepper and bring to boil. Stir in the uncooked ziti noodles, cover, and reduce the heat to low setting. Simmer until the ziti is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and remove the cover from the skillet. Stir in the sour cream and half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining cheeses and recover. Allow to rest until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe - This Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe makes a quick and easy weeknight supper that the whole family loves! The pasta cooks right in the skillet and goes straight from the cooktop to the table in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

17 comments on “Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe”

  1. Thanks so very much, Robyn. I can hardly wait to try the beef ziti. I particular like one dish meals. It’s such a pleasure to open your e-mails are read all your scrumptious recipes with such detail and encouragement.

  2. This was excellent!! Thanks for posting.

  3. Think this would be ok with turkey?

  4. We loved this! Great one skillet meal. Fall comfort food at its best!!

  5. I made this last night and it’s delicious!! So quick and easy too! Definitely making it again!

  6. This is similar to Ree Drummond’s Lad’s Favorite Pasta. Her recipe is delicious.

  7. This was delicious, easy, and perfect for my setup in college as I had food for not one meal, but a hearty four. I would say that I might try it with a bit more sauce next time as it seemed a little lacking there, but overall it was very tasty!

  8. We loved this! I used rotini because I didn’t have any ziti.

  9. One of the best meals I’ve ever had!

  10. Will give this recipe a try tomorrow.. Looks so tasty, but not overdone… Thank you for this..

  11. Wow, Robyn! Delicious! My electric skillet dinner looks just like the picture! I used a whole (25 oz) jar of marinara sauce with a little bit more ziti. Great family dinner! Easy prep and clean up! Thank you for the recipe!

  12. I made this according to the recipe, and actually did not quite as much liquid as it called for and it was WAY too soupy. I would suggest adding some flour to the sauce if yours is too liquidy! Other than that, It tastes great 🙂

  13. could i use Ricotta in place of the Sour Cream and Greek Yogurt? i don’t like either one of them. thanks

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