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Ziti Casserole Recipe

Sometime I have to double this recipe because my husband has been known to have third or fourth helpings!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 1 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 550 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1,306 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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