Forget baked ziti--when you need a quick and delicious dinner, turn to this pressure cooker ziti! It has a deliciously meaty sauce, and pressure cooks for just 8 minutes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker combine the first 7 ingredients (through Italian seasoning). For an electric cooker, bring to boiling using saute setting. For a stove-top cooker, cook directly in the pot. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in pasta. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure for 8 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 8 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand 15 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Carefully open lid.

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  • Gently stir in basil. Top with cheese. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Slow Cooker Instructions

1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine chicken sausage, sweet peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours or high 3 to 3 1/2 hours. If using low, turn to high. 2. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook 25 to 30 minutes more or just until pasta is tender, stirring after 10 minutes. Gently stir in basil. Top with cheese. 3. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; 11 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 1080 mg sodium. 635 mg potassium; 42 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 22 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 2534 IU vitamin a; 87 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 4 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 120 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 213 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

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