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Skillet Cheesy Beef Ziti

This all-in-one beef ziti is made entirely in the skillet and whips up in 30 minutes flat! Your family will love how hot and cheesy it is---Serve with crusty bread for a stick-to-your-ribs dinner!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • Cook pasta according to package directions until just barely tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir crushed tomatoes, water, seasonings, and cooked pasta into meat.
  • Continue cooking ziti over medium-low heat 5-10 minutes stirring frequently until completely heated through. Remove from heat and top with shredded cheese and parsley. Cover skillet and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve ziti warm.