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Rustic Ziti with White Sausage Sauce

This quick and easy ziti with white sausage sauce is on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, pasta, Pork, skillet dinners
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30-minute meals, baked ziti, italian sausage, one skillet dinners, pasta, white sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 511kcal


  • 8 oz bulk hot or sweet Italian sausage broken up into small lumps
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or water
  • 8 oz dry weight ziti (or any tubular pasta) cooked per package directions (reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water)
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  • Brown the sausage bits until the are cooked and browned.
  • Add the wine or water and scrape up the browned bits at the bottom of the pan (deglazing).
  • Add the cooked ziti and the reserved pasta water; heat through.
  • Stir in the parsley and top with the Parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg