Fire Island Ziti Recipe
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Fire Island Ziti Recipe

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"I've always been fascinated by Fire Island, and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish." –Candace Reed, DeSoto, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces ziti or small tube pasta
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups pasta with about 1 tablespoon cheese equals 477 calories, 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 1,122 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. Toss the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic and salt. Place cut side down in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Chop when cool enough to handle.
  2. Cook ziti according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage in remaining oil until no longer pink. Add pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and heat through.
  3. Drain ziti mixture; toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Fire Island Ziti in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p46

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups pasta with about 1 tablespoon cheese equals 477 calories, 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 1,122 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 23 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

Surprisingly bland considering it Italian sausage, garlic and crushed red pepper in it. No one in my family cared for it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

My hubby and son LOVE this, and its so easy to make! When I'm pressed for time, I substitute canned fire roasted tomatoes for the fresh and add a little extra garlic. Not quite as good as the fresh ones, but in a pinch it works wonderfully!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

Easy to make and delicious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

I loved this. It had just the right flavors. My boyfriend added a little marinara on his, but I didn't think it needed it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

delicious. I added extra garlic and some sriracha sauce for a little extra fire. delicious!

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