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Fire Island Ziti for Two

 Fire Island Ziti for Two
"I've always been fascinated by Fire Island, and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish." —Candace Reed, DeSoto, Texas
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 581 calories,

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Fire Island Ziti for Two (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 30 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,339 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.