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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.
Sounds yummy! We’re making something very similar tonight for dinner!
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says
Love pasts like this! Looks great! Thanks!
I like collecting recipes for these type of pasta-toss dishes. So easy! And I can definitely see this as a “go to”/pantry meal.