One-Pot Ziti with Sausage

One POt Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

One Pot Ziti with Italian Sausage and 3 kinds of cheese makes a delicious weeknight meal and there’s hardly any clean-up at all. As a bonus, you can have this meal made start to finish in about 30 minutes.

The ziti gets cooked right in the pot with the sauce, so there’s no need to clean a separate pot.

One Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

 

The sauce has plenty of tomato flavor from diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. I like to use sweet Italian sausage and then add just a few red pepper flakes to give the sauce just a little spice.

Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Ricotta cheese give One Pot Ziti tons of cheesy flavor.

One POt Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

 

 

One Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

 

To make One Pot Ziti, I used my brand new Le Creuset Dutch Oven . I am in love with this pot. Isn’t the color gorgeous? Le Creuset products are extremely high quality and they retain heat really well, cooking your food evenly every time. They are pots you will keep for a lifetime.

 

 

One Pot Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta

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One POt Ziti with Sausage and Ricotta
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One-Pot Ziti with Sausage
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 

One-Pot Ziti is full of ground Italian sausage and 3 kinds of cheese. Makes an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 721 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed if in casings
  • 1/2 a medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups uncooked ziti
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound whole-milk mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese
Instructions
  1. Place sausage in a Dutch oven and cook over medium-high heat, breaking sausage up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Once sausage is about halfway cooked, add onion. Cook 2 to 3 more minutes and add garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add water and ziti. Stir well to get the ziti submerged. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is almost al dente. (You still want it fairly firm because it will continue to cook for a while longer.)
  4. Remove Dutch oven from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. With a spoon, dollop ricotta cheese on top. Place Dutch oven in oven under the broiler until cheese on top is hot and melted.
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Ziti with Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 721
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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7 thoughts on “One-Pot Ziti with Sausage

  1. I love this one pot dish. It looks totally gobble worthy. And I am swooning over that gorgeous blue Dutch Oven you have. I just might have to get me one of those!! My birthday IS coming up after all. I am going to have to drop hints to the hubs!! 😉

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