Baked Ziti with Broccoli and Sausage

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


Serves 4

Cost per Serving:


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.

October 2009
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