Olive Garden Five-Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Recipe by Nailah
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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