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Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe
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Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe

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Escape from the ordinary! Smoked sausage and fire-roasted spaghetti sauce add nice flavor to this pasta dish. Look for fire-roasted sauce on the shelf with traditional spaghetti sauces.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) fire-roasted tomato and garlic spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 463 calories, 23 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,634 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to the pan. Stir in the tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and sausage; heat through.
  2. Stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese and cottage cheese. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover and heat over medium heat for 2-5 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 463 calories, 23 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,634 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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

Reviews for Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage(4)

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

This recipe is fantastic. Best of all, my husband said it was good--a definite plus. I will make it again. I substituted lower fat items in the dish and used Heart Healthy spaghetti sauce.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

Indeed use more pasta than the recipe calls for. I use a 13.25 oz box of whole wheat penne. Turkey smoked sausage tastes great.

~ Theresa

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

This was very good, but the ratio of pasta to sauce is way off... I doubled the pasta - just used a regular 16 oz. size box of it - if I hadn't done that, it would have been very soupy. Otherwise, it was great. I put it in a baking dish and stuck it in the oven for a little bit, then sprinkled the rest of the mozzarella on top. Smoked sausage in pasta dishes is not new to me - we love it that way - if you haven't tried it yet, you really must... It really bumps up the flavor of regular old pasta!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

This recipe is packed with flavor and requires only a few ingredients. Definitely a keeper.

~ Theresa

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