Ziti Supper Recipe
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Ziti Supper Recipe

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For her fabulous and fuss-free Ziti Supper, Elaine Spevak of Jacksonville, Florida turns to store-bought spaghetti sauce, then dresses it up with crisp veggies, olives, fresh parsley and cheese. The result? A healthy dinner entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my family’s very favorite pasta dish.” TIP: For easy variety, choose a spaghetti sauce with mini meatballs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce with meat
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 348 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion, celery and garlic in oil and butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, olives and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until heated through. Drain the pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ziti Supper in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p19

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ljcripe User ID: 1869471 79822
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"Really good and easy! Everyone in my family of five loved it."

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