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Baked Ziti with Sausage, Tomatoes, Basil and Cheese

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This easy pasta recipe features ziti, turkey sausage, canned tomatoes, and fresh basil. It's the perfect, easy pasta dish for busy weeknights or gatherings and it freezes nicely.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb package uncooked ziti pasta
  • 1 pound hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite-diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Details

Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from myrecipes.com

Preparation

Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
3. Drain the pasta, and set aside.
4. Remove casings from sausage.
5. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble.
6. Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
7. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. Combine cooked pasta, sausage mixture, and basil.
9. Place half of the pasta mixture in a 4-quart casserole coated with cooking spray.
10. Top with half of mozzarella and half of Parmesan.
11. Repeat layers.
12. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving

Calories: 413
Calories from fat: 26%
Fat: 11.8g
Saturated fat: 6.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
Protein: 24.1g
Carbohydrate: 53g
Fiber: 4.5g
Cholesterol: 49mg
Iron: 7.9mg
Sodium: 941mg
Calcium: 265mg


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