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Baked Ziti with Broccoli and Sausage

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 440
  • fat 22 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 50 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 129 mg
  • sodium 714 mg

How to Make It

  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.