Ziti With Creamy Pesto and Italian Sausage

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

kittylovequiero July 03, 2008

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