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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

  • 8 ounces uncooked ziti or rigatoni (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta 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

1-1/4 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 Dutch oven, cook ziti according to package directions for al dente. Drain; return to pot.
  2. Add tomatoes, pasta sauce and sausage to ziti; heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese and cottage cheese. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cook, covered, 2-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p53

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 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.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

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

~ Theresa"

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