One Pot Baked Ziti. Serving Up The Grand Gestures.

One Pot Baked Ziti

Every now and then a recipe knocks my socks off.


And now I am barefoot.

I adore baked ziti. The version here is incredibly easy and like the title says…One Pot! You don’t even have to boil the pasta. It cooks right in the sauce. Ricotta, sausage and heavy cream add richness and the cloak of melted mozzarella is the crowning touch to this royally good dish.

One Pot Baked Ziti
One Pot Baked Ziti


1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
1 Tbs dried minced onion flakes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cups water
12 oz ziti
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Brown sausage in 3 quart oven safe pot or skillet. Drain fat.

2. Add onion flakes and garlic. Cook for i minute, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, salt, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.

3. Add water and ziti. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
One Pot Baked Ziti
4. Remove pot from heat. Stir in ricotta and heavy cream. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

5. Remove from heat. Top with mozzarella and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, less than 2 minutes.

Serves 6 to 8

Recipe from Plain Chicken
One Pot Baked Ziti
One Pot Baked Ziti

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9 Responses to One Pot Baked Ziti. Serving Up The Grand Gestures.

  1. Laurie says:

    Delicious and SO easy! My two favorite things!

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  3. Jan says:

    Have made this twice now everyone is in love with it ! Already been asked to make it again!

  4. mare says:

    What do you mean by broil in the last step? Take it off yhd stove top and put in the oven set on broil?

  5. mare says:

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Cant wait to try it out! One other question, should I use a special.pot since I need to place it in the oven? I have regular stainless steel pots.

    • The pot I used is a 5 quart Calphalon which is stove top and oven safe. My All Clad stainless pans are oven safe as well. You might want to check with the manufacturer of your pan to double check. It would be horrible to melt a good pot!

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