Ziti with Tomato-Pesto Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ziti with Tomato-Pesto Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Ziti with Tomato-Pesto Sauce

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"For those who like pesto but also love tomato sauce, try this recipe. Quick to prepare and very good, too! Try serving with breadsticks."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-low heat, mix together the pesto and basil tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer, and season with salt to taste. (You can also heat the sauce in a covered microwave-safe bowl: cook on high for one minute.)
  3. Place pasta in a large serving bowl. Toss with pesto-tomato sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 09, 2008

I loved the sauce. I add turkey sausage with casings removed, 1 jar of roasted red peppers, and some scoops of ricotta cheese. Delicious.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2009

Boring. Easy. But pretty much boil ziti, put sauce on from jar and add Parmesan cheese... no special zing or flavor.

 

28 Ratings

Mar 27, 2007

It never occured to me to add pesto sauce to plain old spaghetti sauce - the results are wonderful. Though you can't really taste the pesto, it really adds another layer flavor. I did change a few things. First, I browned and crumbled some sweet Italian sausage, then added some fresh mushrooms. Once that was all cooked, I add two cans of plain spaghetti sauce and almost a whole container of pesto. Once the pasta was cooked, I threw it all in a casserole, topped with cheese and baked for 20 minutes or so. My husband doesn't usually comment on pasta dishes - this one he did, repeatedly!

 
Jul 20, 2005

Fantastic sauce idea! It's perfect when I don't feel like making a sauce from scratch. I add fresh, chopped portobello mushrooms to the sauce and let it simmer for a few hours before serving.

 
Dec 27, 2009

Not much of a recipe as far as recipes go! But definitely a step up from opening a jar of spaghetti sauce. Tasty with the addition of the pesto, quick and easy. Add a salad and garlic toast and voila dinner.

 
Jul 25, 2011

This was ok. Not my favorite recipe from here, but also not the worst. I added meatballs and some sausage to the sauce to give it some protein.

 
Jul 26, 2010

So easy and tasty! Even my 1-year old devoured it!

 
Apr 12, 2010

Simple and delicious

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 642 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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