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    Olive Garden Five-Cheese Ziti Al Forno

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 10 mins

    30 mins

    40 mins

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    Olive Garden's Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

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    FOR THE ZITI SAUCE

    FOR THE ZITI TOPPING

    REMAINING INGREDIENTS

    Directions:

    1. 1
      PREPARE THE ZITI SAUCE:.
    2. 2
      Combining all ingredients for the Ziti Sauce in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    3. 3
      PREPARE THE ZITI TOPPING:.
    4. 4
      In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the first four ingredients for the Ziti Topping.
    5. 5
      Add the garlic, oil, and parsley and mix until thoroughly blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    6. 6
      WHEN READY TO PREPARE THE WHOLE DISH:.
    7. 7
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking dish or large casserole with non-stick spray.
    8. 8
      Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
    9. 9
      Pour 1/2 cup of prepared ziti sauce into the prepared dish, and spread it evenly over the bottom using a spoon.
    10. 10
      When pasta has finished cooking, drain the water and pour the hot pasta into the bowl of remaining sauce. Mix thoroughly; pour into the baking dish.
    11. 11
      Spread 1 cup of shredded mozzarella over the pasta and sauce mixture.
    12. 12
      Top the mozzarella with the prepared Ziti Topping, spreading evenly.
    13. 13
      Place pan on center oven rack and bake until top is golden brown and cheese is bubbling, about 30 to 40 minutes.
    14. 14
      Remove and serve immediately.
    15. 15
      From: Olive Garden Restaurant.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 09, 2011

      55

      I normally am not a huge fan of baked pasta dishes because they tend to be dry. My mother used to make a similar recipe, but hers included sausage and plenty of sauce. I followed this recipe as posted, other than I had 5 cups of homemade marinara to use up and included it all. I also did not add the extra cup of mozzarella before putting on the topping. This was a very saucy, wonderful dinner for a cold Ohio evening. I would definitely make this again!

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    • on January 31, 2010

      55

      Superb recipe. Made it the first time when my 11 year old neice requested we go to Olive Garden for the 5 cheese baked ziti. Figured we could make something similar at home. It is a favorite among everyone now. Have added browned ground beef or hot italian sausage(browned, crunbled) to the sauce. It is always delicious. Also using Panko bread crumbs will result in an xtra crispy topping.

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    • on October 27, 2014

      This recipe is NOT like Olive Garden. There is way too much topping for one thing; I would recommend cutting that in half. There was also too much alfredo sauce. The recipe is 2:1 tomato to alfredo sauce; that's not how it tastes at Olive Garden. My husband did like it as prepared. My two sons and I didn't like it at all. I ended up throwing away half of the pan. Would not make again. If anyone has a true Olive Garden Five Cheese ziti recipe, please let me know!

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    Nutritional Facts for Olive Garden Five-Cheese Ziti Al Forno

    Serving Size: 1 (275 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 732.8
     
    Calories from Fat 285
    38%
    Total Fat 31.7 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    74%
    Cholesterol 82.1 mg
    27%
    Sodium 1652.1 mg
    68%
    Total Carbohydrate 76.0 g
    25%
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    22%
    Sugars 10.5 g
    42%
    Protein 36.4 g
    72%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    alfredo sauce

    garlic pepper seasoning

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