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Quick Skillet Ziti

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 25 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 380 1 serving

Dinnertime is so much easier when you start with perfectly seasoned Prego sauce.  5 ingredients and 25 minutes from skillet to table and you’ve got a dinner that everyone will love.  It’s the answer to the “what’s for dinner?” question on those busy weeknights.  We used ground beef, but ground chicken, turkey or sausage will work just as well.  

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $6.87

  • 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta (ziti) (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce or Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Make it your own by topping with dollops of ricotta cheese or sliced fresh basil or stir in chopped salami, mushrooms or spinach.
  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the ziti according to the package directions.  While the ziti is cooking, heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Season the beef with salt and pepper.  Add the beef to the skillet and cook until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.  

  • Step 3

    Stir in the sauce and cooked ziti and cook until hot.  Season to taste. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.

Reviews

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  • Meat prep

    tim o.
    May 31, 2020

    Fry up your ground beef with the diced onion to help flavor it. A hefty sprinkling of garlic powder can really step up the flavor, too.

  • Good Stuff!

    Blair R.
    March 13, 2015

    This was easy and very good. A sort-of stick-to-your-ribs kind of dinner. I cooked this recipe with ground turkey and it made no difference! and it was great.

  • Easy

    Misty S.
    January 20, 2014

    This was an easy to make recipe but I agree that it should just be call basically spaghetti with a variation on the type of pasta used. Only reason I would make again would be in a pinch. Very disappointed.

  • boring

    womaninthemirror
    April 15, 2013

    you might as well say this spaghetti with a different name - not very exciting

  • Quick Skillet Ziti

    lsmith
    July 1, 2012

    So quick, so easy and very tasty!

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    Made With

    Calories 380
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 4.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 49 mg
    Sodium 472 mg
    Total Carb 41 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 9 g
    Added Sugars 3 g
    Protein 21 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 17 %DV
    Potassium 14 %DV
    Calories 380
    Total Fat 13 g
    Sat. Fat 4.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 49 mg
    Sodium 472 mg
    Total Carb 40 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 3 g
    Protein 21 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 6 %DV
    Iron 15 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.