Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 Tbs olive oil

  2. 6 cloves garlic, minced

  3. 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes salt and freshly ground black pepper

  4. 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

  5. 3 cups water

  6. 12 ounces ziti or penne (3 3/4 cups)

  7. 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  8. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  9. 1/4 cup minced fresh basil

  10. 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Place oven rack in middle position. Measure out water and pasta.

  2. Combine oil, garlic, pepper flakes, and ½ teaspoon salt in 12-inch oven-safe nonstick skillet and sauté over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, water, ziti, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting heat as needed to maintain a vigorous simmer, until ziti is almost tender, 15 to 18 minutes. While pasta is cooking, measure out cream, Parmesan and basil.

  3. Stir in cream, Parmesan and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle mozzarella evenly over ziti. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until cheese has melted and browned, about 10 minutes. Serve. **If you don't like chunky tomatoes then sub a jar of tomato sauce and leave out the salt, red pepper flakes & tomatoes. :)**


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