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Ziti with Tomato-Pesto Sauce

Ziti with Tomato-Pesto Sauce

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Risa G

For those who like pesto but also love tomato sauce, try this recipe. Quick to prepare and very good, too! Try serving with breadsticks.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 642 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, mix together the pesto and basil tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer, and season with salt to taste. (You can also heat the sauce in a covered microwave-safe bowl: cook on high for one minute.)
  3. Place pasta in a large serving bowl. Toss with pesto-tomato sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
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Reviews

dh
16
10/9/2008

I loved the sauce. I add turkey sausage with casings removed, 1 jar of roasted red peppers, and some scoops of ricotta cheese. Delicious.

LisaMB
12
3/27/2007

It never occured to me to add pesto sauce to plain old spaghetti sauce - the results are wonderful. Though you can't really taste the pesto, it really adds another layer flavor. I did change a few things. First, I browned and crumbled some sweet Italian sausage, then added some fresh mushrooms. Once that was all cooked, I add two cans of plain spaghetti sauce and almost a whole container of pesto. Once the pasta was cooked, I threw it all in a casserole, topped with cheese and baked for 20 minutes or so. My husband doesn't usually comment on pasta dishes - this one he did, repeatedly!

Mandy Schweinfest
11
8/10/2009

Boring. Easy. But pretty much boil ziti, put sauce on from jar and add Parmesan cheese... no special zing or flavor.