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Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage

 Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage
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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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) Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.