One-Pan Baked Ziti Skillet - a super easy Italian dinner that is done all in one pan in under 20 minutes! Crushed tomatoes, garlic, ziti, ricotta, basil and Parmesan make this delish!
Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting heat as needed to maintain vigorous simmer, until ziti is almost tender, 12-15 minutes. Make sure you don't cook it too much. It will continue to cook in the oven.
While the pasta is cooking, combine ricotta, remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
Stir in cream, 1/2 cup Parmesan, and basil into the pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add dollops of the ricotta mixture with a spoon on top of the pasta and sprinkle mozzarella evenly over ziti.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake until cheese has melted and browned, about 5-10 minutes. Let cool slightly and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of basil. Serve.