Fire Island Ziti for Two Recipe
"I've always been fascinated by Fire Island, and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish." —Candace Reed, DeSoto, Texas
- 1 pound plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces uncooked ziti
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
- Toss the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon 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.
- 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.
- Drain ziti mixture; toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Fire Island Ziti for Two in Taste of Home
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
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