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One Pot Baked Ziti - a hearty pasta dish recipe that's easy to make, the whole family will enjoy and has hardly any clean up! Perfect for a weeknight meal!

One Pot Baked Ziti


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • ground pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 12 ounces of Ziti or similar noodles
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan grated
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In one large oven safe skillet or pan, heat up a dash of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once fully heated, brown ground beef.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes
  4. Then stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and Italian seasoning.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Pour in water and Ziti and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a low boil/simmer for 15 or so minutes or until Ziti is fully cooked and tender.
  7. Stir in heavy cream, grated Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste. Top with Mozzarella and place in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  8. *Optional - if you would like to brown the cheese more, turn your broiler on high for 30 seconds to a minute. Don't take your eyes off your dish as the cheese will brown quickly and burn if you aren't paying attention!
  9. Enjoy!