Tomato Sausage Ziti Recipe

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"This hearty pasta dish is a lifesaver for a busy mom like me—it allows me to put a tasty meal on the table quickly that my whole family will eat," writes Susan Pfeiffer of South Riding, Virginia. "I serve it with a green salad and crusty bread."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 8 ounces turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 247 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a nonstick skillet. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Drain. Add the tomatoes and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in half-and-half; heat through (do not boil). Drain pasta; add sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Sausage Ziti in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p5

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skymom747 User ID: 1717371 55065
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Fabulous! Great combination of flavors, I thought it was a bit salty so I added an 8oz can of tomato sauce and that did the trick. We loved this dish, and will definitely be making it again."

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