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Ziti Supper for Two

For this fabulous, fuss-free dish, 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 entree that’s “quick to prepare and sure to please,” she reports. “This is my very favorite pasta dish.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


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


  • 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.
  • 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 pasta; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 372 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 813mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • emyw55
    Jul 6, 2010

    We love this recipe. I do not use the olives. I add some drained canned mushrooms and it was great. Yummy!

  • mbohnsack
    Jan 5, 2010

    Easy and delicious! I have made it twice so far and will keep this recipe around to make regularly.

  • arkywildcat
    Oct 13, 2009

    If you are on a low salt diet, this is not the recipe for you. This recipe has more salt than is necessary for anyone.