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I love, love, love this dish. It is a family favorite for years. It’s not too spicy, but you can certainly adjust the spicy level to suit your taste buds. Now that we have kids, I usually leave out the red pepper flakes. This is also my go-t0 dish to take as a meal for people when they need a meal.
Beware: it makes a ton! The good news is that it freezes and reheats well. One reason that I really like this dish is because it is one of my “pantry meals”. Meaning I almost always have everything on hand to make this dish….pasta, kielbasa, canned tomatoes, and a few spices. Serve with a nice green salad for a simple and quick supper. I love easy meals!
Zesty Italian Ziti
1 lb Kielbasa, cut into ½-inch chunks
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 can diced tomatoes in juice (14.5 oz.)
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 tbl chili powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbl Worcestershire sauce
16 oz. ziti, cooked according to package
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat in large skillet until meat is no longer pink; drain. Blend in tomatoes, paste, and seasonings. Heat through. Toss with pasta and top with cheese.