Ziti With Creamy Pesto and Italian Sausage

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by tree1975

My family loves this recipe. It is something I came up with on my own. It meets my criteria of quick, easy and yummy. I usually pre cook the sausage so that when I come home I just have to boil the pasta. I have also substituted the sausage with chicken; the pesto sauce with fresh pesto; or the pesto with sun-dried tomato pesto sauce. Would be great with mushrooms as well.

Top Review by kittylovequiero

I made this last night however I made a few changes. I used 7 grain pasta and used half of the ingredients because I was cooking for only three and put in a little bit of red pepper flakes ( I love spicy food, on my plate only). Everyone loved it, including my two year old. I had to to write! This is really a keeper

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sausage according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Cool sausage slightly. Cut into ½-in. coin slices; set aside.
  4. Combine Alfredo sauce and pesto in a large bowl. Add sausage.
  5. Drain pasta; add to sausage / sauce mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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