Fire Island Ziti
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Drain ziti mixture; toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 477 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1122mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 23g protein.
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Oct 31, 2013
Surprisingly bland considering it Italian sausage, garlic and crushed red pepper in it. No one in my family cared for it.
Mar 4, 2012
My hubby and son LOVE this, and its so easy to make! When I'm pressed for time, I substitute canned fire roasted tomatoes for the fresh and add a little extra garlic. Not quite as good as the fresh ones, but in a pinch it works wonderfully!
Oct 30, 2011
Easy to make and delicious!
Oct 12, 2011
I loved this. It had just the right flavors. My boyfriend added a little marinara on his, but I didn't think it needed it.
Aug 29, 2011
delicious. I added extra garlic and some sriracha sauce for a little extra fire. delicious!
Aug 3, 2011
This was very good. I too liked the oven roasted tomatoes in this. After eating it I thought how flexible a recipe this is. I think it would be great to try with all different kinds of sausage or even change or add different veggies. I used Spinach and Garlic sausage from Trader Joe's which was great. I would dice the sausage next time to get spread the sausage more evenly. And for us I would probably omit the red pepper flakes. Too spicy for us.
Jul 28, 2011
This was very tasty and a thumbs up from the kids. I think next time I would take the sausage out of the casings to crumble and cook it. Otherwise yum!
Jun 13, 2011
I have made this dish several times, and each time I am reminded of how delicious it really is! It shocks me that something that has no sauce (marinara or alfredo, etc) could be so flavorful. But it just is! I've made it each time with a pre-cooked turkey sausage link (sliced into coins) but I'm making it again this week and figured it try it as the recipe is written -- with the raw sausage in casings. I'm sure it will even add better flavor.
Mar 29, 2011
This was great. We all loved it.
Dec 12, 2010
it is just as good without the sausage