Olive Garden Neapolitan Ziti

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

Darn good is right. Wow, what a deal. The sausage, peppers, tomato sauce, garlic, and pasta. They all come together brilliantly for a divine taste sensation. I had to convince my husband that I hadn't ordered out from our favorite Italian restaurant. Many thanks :D

ratherbeswimmin' September 12, 2002

I found this recipe on another site and have been making it for years! It is one I come back to again and again. Great post

Cook4_6 August 03, 2006

This was easy to make and tasted very good!! Will use this one again...Thanks

Lainey in Wisconsin October 22, 2012

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