baked ziti w/ italian turkey sausages

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

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

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serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For baked ziti w/ italian turkey sausages

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 pkg
    italian-style turkey sausages
  • 1 sm
    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.

How To Make baked ziti w/ italian turkey sausages

  • 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.

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