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Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti in white skillet.
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5 from 8 votes

Gluten-Free Baked Ziti

Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti recipe is the quick and simple 30 minutes dinner idea made in one skillet. Creamy pasta with blush sauce topped with melted cheese is a perfect comfort meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 471kcal


  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • 3 cups water
  • 16 ounces ziti
  • Salt pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Preheat a large skillet on a medium/high heat and add crushed tomatoes. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add water, ziti, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and mix. Cover with a lid and cook for about 15-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes, so pasta won’t stick together.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • When the pasta is cooked, turn off the stove, add heavy cream and grated parmesan and mix. Add more salt if needed. Sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese over the pasta.
  • Bake at 450°F for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned.



NOTE 1: If you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you just will need to transfer the pasta to a baking pan before putting it in the oven. This way you’ll end up having Baked Ziti Casserole.
NOTE 2: When you cook the pasta, it is very important to stir the pasta every few minutes, so it won’t stick together or to the bottom of the pan.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 1mg