Rating: 4 stars
91 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

This easy, cheesy pasta recipe features ziti, turkey sausage, canned tomatoes, and fresh basil. It's a perfect pasta dish for busy weeknights.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2003


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain the pasta, and set aside.

  • Remove casings from sausage. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, and tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Combine cooked pasta, sausage mixture, and basil. Place half of the pasta mixture in a 4-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Top with half of mozzarella and half of Parmesan. Repeat layers. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 11.8g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 1g; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 49mg; iron 7.9mg; sodium 941mg; calcium 265mg.