Olive Garden Neapolitan Ziti

Total Time
15 mins
35 mins

Copycat recipe, and a pretty darn good one at that!

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  1. Bake or pan-fry the sausages until fully cooked, drain, cool.
  2. Halve the sausages and cut the split sausages into ½ inch slices.
  3. Sauté the bell peppers in olive oil over moderate heat only until their crispness is loss, but peppers are not soft.
  4. In a heavy saucepan add the tomatoes, tomato puree, garlic, olive oil and fresh basil and bring to a light simmer on moderate heat.
  5. Add the sautéed pepper strips and cooked sausage and heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Serve the pasta, topped with the sausage, peppers and salsa marinara and garnish each plate with a parsley bouquet.
  7. Pass the Parmesan.