Skillet Baked Ziti
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
1 TB olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
3 cups water
4 cups ziti
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup basil, minced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
2. Combine oil, garlic, pepper flakes, and 1/2 ts salt in large ovensafe nonstick skillet. Saute over medium heat for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, water, ziti, and 1/2 ts salt.
3. Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain a simmer, 18 minutes.
4. Stir in the cream, Parmesan, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the ziti. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until cheese has melted and browned (about 10 minutes).