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Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe

Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage Recipe

Escape from the ordinary! Smoked sausage and fire-roasted spaghetti sauce add nice flavor to this pasta dish. Look for fire-roasted sauce on the shelf with traditional spaghetti sauces.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked ziti or rigatoni (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce
  • 1 package (16 ounces) smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook ziti according to package directions for al dente. Drain; return to pot.
  • 2. Add tomatoes, pasta sauce and sausage to ziti; heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese and cottage cheese. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Cook, covered, 2-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without optional toppings): 463 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1634mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 251768
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2016

"This was a great tasting recipe that was quick and easy to make. We will definitely make this one again."

Mamasuejean User ID: 1786018 107006
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This recipe is fantastic. Best of all, my husband said it was good--a definite plus. I will make it again. I substituted lower fat items in the dish and used Heart healthy spaghetti sauce."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 137955
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Indeed use more pasta than the recipe calls for. I use a 13.25 oz box of whole wheat penne. turkey smoked sausage tastes great.

~ Theresa"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 156893
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"This was very good, but the ratio of pasta to sauce is way off... I doubled the pasta - just used a regular 16 oz. size box of it - if I hadn't done that, it would have been very soupy. Otherwise, it was great. I put it in a baking dish and stuck it in the oven for a little bit, then sprinkled the rest of the mozzarella on top. Smoked sausage in pasta dishes is not new to me - we love it that way - if you haven't tried it yet, you really must... It really bumps up the flavor of regular old pasta!!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 77175
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"This recipe is packed with flavor and requires only a few ingredients. Definitely a keeper.

~ Theresa"

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