Cajun seasoning will bring a little Louisiana flair to your everyday dinner. Try this easy ziti skillet for a comforting dinner that’s big on flavor.


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet set over medium heat; cook beef for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, celery and Cajun seasoning; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, cooked pasta and reserved pasta water; toss well.
  5. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheese; transfer to oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

Tip: Serve with Louisiana-style hot sauce for added Cajun flavor.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 360 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 610 mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 7g sugars, 29g protein.

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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