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Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“This healthy baked ziti recipe doesn't require any chopping and is made on the stovetop, so it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Using whole-wheat pasta adds fiber; opt for penne if whole-wheat ziti is hard to find.”


    • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne or ziti
    • 1 16-ounce bag frozen pepper and onion mix (not thawed)
    • 6 ounces turkey sausage (2 large links), crumbled
    • 2 8-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
    • ¾ cup Italian blend shredded cheese


  • 1 Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add frozen vegetables and sausage; cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid from the vegetables has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3 Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  • 4 Stir tomato sauce, garlic powder, oregano and salt into the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in cottage cheese and the pasta. Cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Top with shredded cheese.
  • 5 Place the skillet under the broiler to brown the cheese, 1 to 2 minutes.
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