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Fire Island Ziti Recipe

Fire Island Ziti 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: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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