Recipe: Perfect Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti

Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti.

Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti You can cook Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti using 19 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti

  1. You need 4 quarts of water.
  2. It’s 1 tablespoon of salt.
  3. Prepare 12 ounces of ziti pasta.
  4. Prepare 2 ounces of olive oil.
  5. Prepare 8 ounces of sweet Italian turkey sausage link — remove from the skin (pork works great too).
  6. It’s 5 cloves of garlic — chopped.
  7. It’s 1 of small Vidalia onion — julienne.
  8. It’s 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seed.
  9. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of oregano.
  10. It’s 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
  11. You need 1 of small jalapeno (if you like it spicy leave the seeds in) — finely chopped.
  12. You need 1 of medium red bell pepper — julienned.
  13. It’s 3 ounces of button mushroom — quartered.
  14. It’s 14 1/2 ounces of petite diced tomatoes.
  15. Prepare 2 ounces of tomato paste.
  16. Prepare 8 ounces of heavy cream.
  17. You need as needed of salt.
  18. You need 8 leaves of basil — chiffonade cut (fine ribbon).
  19. Prepare of as desired Parmesan cheese.

Sweet Italian Sausage Vegetable Ziti step by step

  1. Bring the water to a boil with the salt. Cook the pasta per the box directions. Drain and place in a covered bowl..
  2. In a large sauce pot break up the sausage and saute the sausage with the olive oil until lightly browned about 4 minutes over a moderately high heat.
  3. Add the garlic and the onions and cook for 2 minutes..
  4. Add the fennel seed, oregano and black pepper..
  5. Add the jalapenos and the red bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes..
  6. Add the diced tomatoes with juice the tomato paste and heavy cream and simmer for 10 minutes..
  7. Adjust the seasoning with salt as needed Add the cut basil and add just before service..
  8. Toss with the pasta and serve..