If you crave an extra juicy and flavorful pasta recipe, look no further than this easy ziti recipe. Italian sausage and pumpkin puree are an incredible combination that takes a simple pasta recipe to the next level. Be prepared to serve this immediately because the sauce tends to dry out quickly.
Easy Ziti Recipe
Easy Ziti Recipe
A luxurious Easy Ziti recipe that pairs ziti with a decadent pumpkin sauce.
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11 oz Ziti Pasta 1 lb Italian Sausage, sliced 1 Red Onion, chopped 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes 3 tablespoons Olive Oil, extra virgin 15 oz Can Pumpkin Puree 1 cup Chicken Broth 1/3 cup Heavy Cream 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, grated Sage Leaves, fresh
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cook the sausage in a nonstick skillet for 4 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently so it can cook evenly.
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until caramelized.
Stir in pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and three sage leaves.
Bring sauce to a boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for approximately five minutes.
Stir in heavy cream and Italian sausage.
Cook for an additional 3 minutes over medium-low heat.
Cook the pasta as indicated on package instructions. Drain it 2 minutes earlier than the time indicated on the package.
Stir the pasta into the sauce and toss well to combine.
Sprinkle the dish with grated Parmigiano and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
Garnish the dish with chopped parsley.
Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 992 kcal | Carbohydrates: 72 g | Protein: 38 g | Fat: 61 g | Saturated Fat: 23 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28 g | Cholesterol: 127 mg | Sodium: 1472 mg | Potassium: 782 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 17182 IU | Vitamin C: 9 mg | Calcium: 384 mg | Iron: 4 mg
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