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Fire Island Ziti

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

5 servings

"I've always been fascinated by Fire Island, and thought the name was fitting for this slightly spicy pasta dish." –Candace Reed, DeSoto, Texas
Fire Island Ziti Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces ziti or small tube pasta
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions

  1. Toss the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic and salt. Place cut side down in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Chop when cool enough to handle.
  2. Cook ziti according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage in remaining oil until no longer pink. Add pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and heat through.
  3. Drain ziti mixture; toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 477 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1122mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.

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