TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 Italian sausage link (about 1/4 pound), casing removed
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or beef broth, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 550 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 1306mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Crumble sausage into a skillet; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Combine the sausage mixture, pasta, spaghetti sauce, wine or broth if desired and seasonings.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ziti Casserole in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p197

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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