I made this exactly as described and it was a good weeknight meal that I will likely make again. My only criticism is the texture of the cottage cheese; it was a little chunky for my liking. I may process it in the food processor before adding next time in order to get a smoother texture. Otherwise, this was great and had a lot of flavor!
Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti
From EatingWell: March/April 2013
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.
3 Reviews for Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti
I can't stand recipes that use only a partial box of pasta so I used the whole box - 12 oz. I also used a whole package (4 links) of Amylu Sundried Tomato & Basil Chicken Sausage. The dish turned out great. I started the pasta and then worked on the other directions and everything got done cooking at exactly the right moment.
I made a few changes. I used 8 ounces of sweet/hot Italian sausage; the bag of frozen veggies was only 12 ounces; one 14-ounce jar of pizza sauce; and 5 ounces of Italian 6-blend cheese. After making the 'sauce' I added the cooked ziti but 8 ounces was way too much so I probably only used 4 to 5 ounce. It may not have been as healthy but it was a good weeknight dinner and quite easy.