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Fire Island Ziti for Two Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, 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


  • 1. Toss the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and salt. Place cut side down in a 15x10x1-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: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 581 calories, 30g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1339mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 27g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.