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. Serve with Louisiana-style hot sauce for added Cajun flavor.
4 ounces ziti or penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces extra-lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 cups sodium-reduced crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup shredded low-fat Monterey Jack Cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Heat oven to 400 degrees 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.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large, ovenproof
skillet set over medium heat; cook beef for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned.
Add onion, red pepper, garlic, celery and Cajun seasoning; cook,
stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in crushed tomatoes, cooked pasta and reserved pasta water; toss
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.