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Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti

Sausage & Peppers Baked Ziti

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.


4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 8ounces whole-wheat penne or ziti
  • 116-ounce bag frozen pepper and onion mix (not thawed)
  • 6ounces turkey sausage (2 large links), crumbled
  • 28-ounce cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/2cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 3/4cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each)

Calories 410.6kcal
Carbohydrate Total 56.95g
Total Sugars 8.61g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 9.03g
Total Fat 10.65g
Saturated Fat 4.3g
Mono Saturated Fat 2.81g
Cholesterol 0.92mg
Sodium 700.98mg
Protein 26.81g
Potassium 886.97mg
Calcium 265.64mg
Chromium 0mcg
Folate 74.46mcg
Iron 4.52mg
Magnesium 116.68mg
Omega-6 2g
Trans Fatty Acid 0.2g
Vitamin A 2132.24IU
Vitamin D 3.31IU
Vitamin B12 1.26mcg
Vitamin C 44.09mg
Vitamin E 4mg
Zinc 4.07mg
Phosphorus 473.19mg
Vitamin B3 5.52mg

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