Peppery Ziti with Fennel

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound ziti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 fennel bulbs discard base and leafy stems and thinly slice
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted red bell peppers jarred variety, packed in oil


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fennel and onion and cook, stirring till fennel is soft, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook for an additional minute. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil. Transfer to slow cooker. Add cooked ziti and stir to combine. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours till hot and bubbly. Garnish with red roasted peppers.


Per Serving: 305 Calories; 5g Fat; 12g Protein; 55g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 365mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 3 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTION: A big green salad and some garlic bread will do the trick!
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