Baked Ziti with Broccoli and Sausage

Baked Ziti with Broccoli and Sausage Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 440
Fat 22 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 50 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Sodium 714 mg


Salt and pepper
8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
8 ounces ziti
1 1/2 pounds broccoli (about 1 large head), stems removed, florets cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 11-by-7-inch baking dish. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage, stirring and breaking up meat, until no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Add butter and stir well. Sprinkle flour on top and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly pour in milk and cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

2. Add ziti to boiling water and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then add broccoli and cook for 3 minutes. Drain ziti and broccoli in a colander and transfer to baking dish. Stir in sausage mixture.

3. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake until golden brown and mixture is bubbling, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.