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Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe

Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe

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. YIELD: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

Directions

  • 1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook ziti according to package directions. Drain; return to pot.
  • 2. Add tomatoes, pasta sauce and sausage to pasta; 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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