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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

  • 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

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.

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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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