Baked Ziti W/ Italian Turkey Sausages Recipe

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Baked ziti w/ Italian turkey sausages

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

I love baked ziti, but wanted to make a healthier version and so I made this.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 pkg
italian-style turkey sausages
1 small
eggplant, cut into cubes
1
onion, chopped
3 tsp
minced garlic
1
28 oz can crushed plum tomatoes w/ juice
4 c
ronzoni garden delight ziti
1/4 c
basil, chopped
1/3 c
pitted, chopped kalamata olives
2-1/2 c
reduced-fat, shredded mozzarella cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 400. Spray a 9" x 13" pan w/ cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed and drain. In lg skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add sausages, cook, crumbling w/ spoon until cooked through. Remove from heat. Transfer to lg bowl.
2
In same pan, heat 4 tsp oil over med-high heat. Add eggplant. Cook, stirring until tender. Transfer to bowl w/ sausages. Place pan over medium heat. Heat 2 tsp oil. Add onion. Cook until soft. Add garlic, cook 1 min.
3
Add tomatoes and their juices. Simmer until thickened. In bowl w/ sausages, add pasta, basil, olives, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, and tomato sauce mix. Mix to combine. Season w/ salt & pepper. Transfer mix to baking pan. Sprinkle w/ remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Cover pan w/ foil. Bake 25 min. Uncover, broil for 4 mins.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #baked, #Ziti, #sausages