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Let’s Cook-Baked Ziti Pasta with Chicken Sausage

By January 27th, 202121 Comments
Let's Cook-Baked Ziti Pasta with Chicken Sausage
Baked Ziti Pasta with Chicken Sausage
Recipe by Chef Huda

1 box of Multi-grain or Whole Wheat Ziti pasta
1 24oz jar of your favorite tomato sauce
2 cup of chicken sausage-medium dice
1cup of low fat italian cheese-shredded
1 cup of green peppers-small diced
1 cup of onion-small diced
1 cup of mushroom-thinly sliced
2 clove garlic-minced
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper

Pre-heat oven 375 degrees

Please Wash your Hands…
Okay, now we are ready to start….

Let’s start with our Pasta. Place a large pot of water on high and bring to a boil. Follow the directions on the pasta box for proper cooking time.

While your pasta is cooking, place a large sauté pan or skillet on medium heat add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chicken sausage. Cook the sausage until browned on all sides. When the sausage is done remove for pan and set aside. In the same pan add in the remaining olive oil, onions, mushrooms, salt, pepper and bell peppers and sauté until soften.

Chef Huda’s Tip: When your pasta is done, do not rinse it. It is always best to take your pasta right from the pasta water to the sauce to insure pasta dish happiness!

Now, let’s make something Pretty and Delicious!

Once, the your pasta is done, mix the sausage, veggies, pasta and sauce together and place in a oven safe dishes. Sprinkle the cheese on evenly on top and place in oven for 15 minutes on 375 degrees. Cook until cheese is golden brown. When you pasta is done, let it set for 3-5 minutes before serving. Now, all you have to do is Enjoy!

Chef Huda’s Healthy Tip: Chicken is a great source of protein, essential for muscles and healthy hair growth. Bell peppers are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, E, B6 and potassium. A happy and healthy body promotes healthy hair.

Celebrity Chef Huda, owner of Pretty & Delicious, is a chef like no other, with an 1950’s Hollywood starlet flair, she has undeniable style and class, and a gift to create beautiful dishes that keep people craving more, She believes, “Not only should food taste good, food should be ‘Pretty and Delicious’ at all times.” Chef Huda’s delicious culinary creations have received national rave reviews from A-list Hollywood celebrities to Political Leaders. Multi-talented Chef Huda is also a food writer, food product reviewer, restaurant consultant and entertainment correspondent.


  • Anonymous says:

    I am making this now. It smells wonderful and can't wait to plate it and chow down 🙂 Personally, I find the hands washing reminder a good one, and I applaud Chef Huda for making hygiene a priority in food preparation. I would, however, appreciate better copy editing/proofing of the recipes!

  • Desiree says:

    What if you're allergic to mushrooms? Any suggestions?

  • keishabradford2006 says:

    Sound delicious. I am gonna have to make this. *prints recipe*

  • Anonymous says:

    This meal does look delicious! And I was just thinking the same things as anon 12:28. I have seen on MANY occassions, ADULTS, walking clean out of the rest room without washing their hands! Don't let me start on work "POT LUCKS", please, I don't do them anymore! because of all the hand licking, pet hair on clothes, etc. Hell to the NO! WASH YOUR DARN HANDS! If this isn't you don't worry about it.

  • Anonymous says:

    This looks delish!
    as far as washing hands before preparing meals, some people don't wash hands after using the restroom, so it's not a too far a stretch to assume many don't know they should do it before cooking. If you know, then the Chef isn't talking to you. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Perhaps the CHef should just have a logo/ disclaimer that she attaches to every recipe post (at the top of the article, near the pic). THat way . the important message is still there, but won't disrupt the text of the recipe to annoy people who already know the message.
    There is a solution to every issue.

  • Anonymous says:

    Dear posters who felt it was a snark please note:

    The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

    Please don't underestimate the seriousness of Chef Huda's admonition!!!

    If you've ever "had it coming out of both ends", or had "griping" that felt like labor pains, it was likely from improper hand washing or food handling!

    Been there – done that – don't wanna do it no more.

    Please, there are readers of all ages and backgrounds, and we shouldn't assume knowledge about these things.


  • Anonymous says:

    I love whole grains especially whole grain pastas. Since I am a type 1 diabetic that is my diet. I could only eat a half cup of pasta and more sausage to keep the protein up and the starch from the pasta spike my blood sugar. I would serve this with veggies or my favorite spinach salad and hold the roll because I have enough from the pasta (starch). Fat-free salad dressing and I am good to go. It will be bomb!

    Megan Montgomery

  • Unknown says:

    i loooooooove ziti. thanks for the recipe!i'm gonna sub the chicken sausage for turkey though yummy!

  • indigo. says:

    I need this is my mouth. Like right now.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Nikki 1:30 I completely agree! Whenever I read the "please wash your hands" I roll my eyes. It does seem a bit condescending and quite frankly annoying! Not trying to turn a post into something negative, but just a co-sign to what Nikki said!


  • Anonymous says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe out!

  • Anonymous says:

    I feel you on that comment Nikki.

  • Mom2Ian says:

    Looks yummy! Think I'll make this tonight since I have all of the ingredients. Just needs a crisp salad to top it off.

  • Anonymous says:

    I wonder how this would taste with soy chorizo instead of the chicken sausage. MAy give it a whirl.

  • Nikki says:

    This is not a snark, just wondering if it's necessary to start off every recipe post by instructing the readers to wash their hands. I mean, we are all adults here and I think it comes off a little condescending. I usually enjoy reading these recipes, but I kind of groan to myself each time I read that part. Just some food for thought. Pun intended.


    I'm adding this to my recipe list!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting this!!

    How many of us sit at our desks after 2pm wondering what we're going to fix the family for dinner! Aaargh!

    The only thing I'd need to do is to stop by the supermarket for the sausage and mushrooms because I keep a bag of frozen pepper strips on hand!

    Thank you for a quick meal idea!

  • Anonymous says:

    The food looks good as usual & again I love simple recipes with a lot of flavor, but I think I will use chicken apple sausage because I love it's sweetness.

    Brooke B.

  • WiseCurls says:

    This looks/sounds awesome! Will be trying tonight.

  • Anonymous says:

    This looks so good. I will be trying this recipe.


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