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! 

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

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 in skillet topped with melted cheese and herbs - addapinch.com

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 and wooden spoon - 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 with large cheese pull on wooden spoon -addapinch.com

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

My Skillet Lasagna is another quick pasta recipe I think you’ll enjoy! And I can’t even describe the creamy decadence of my homemade Alfredo Sauce! These are just a couple more recipes you may want to try.

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

Skillet Beef Ziti Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
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 Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

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 grated 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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21 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 4 stars
    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 🙂

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

  4. 5 stars
    I like that it’s cooked with the sauce so the noodle starch thickens the mix. I put under the broiler for a couple minutes to toast the cheese and noodle ends. crunch!

  5. I have not made any of your recipes, but I have most of them saved and am definitely going to make them, easy and quick and like the comments on them they are delicious….thanks fran