Saturday, June 1, 2013

Alfredo & Zitti sauce

We are having a huge change this weekend, we are moving from United states to India. Moving is always stressful. Our family has moved many times, but I still worry about packing things,settling down.....  stuck with mixed feelings. If I was not in this country, for sure I would not been in this blogging world. Before leaving from United states I want to try five cheese ziti a signature dish of Olive garden.

I will be posting five cheese Ziti in next post, before that I would like to share the sauce with you. I used Italian five cheese from Kraft in place of Fontina cheese. I want to use store bought Alfredo sauce to simplify my work, but unfortunately all Alfredo sauce had egg, so decided to make my own sauce. I would not say this is so healthy, because each and every ingredients in five cheese Ziti has fat content in it. Taking once in a while is OK :). Since it is homemade we can alter the full fat into skimmed or low fat cream.

Alfredo sauce:

  • Low fat cream - 1 pint
  • Butter - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese - 1 cup
  • Pepper and salt - to taste


Heat a wide pan with low fat cream and butter in a medium flame till butter melts. Add Parmesan cheese and cook for 5 minutes. Add pepper and salt.

Ziti sauce:

  • Pasta sauce - 4 cups (I used plain marinara sauce)
  • Alfredo sauce - 2 cups(recipe above or store bought)
  • Ricotta cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Grated garlic - 1 tsp
  • Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup
  • Italian five cheese - 2 tbsp (I used Kraft or use fontina cheese)


Combine pasta sauce, alfredo sauce and ricotta cheese n a large bowl and blend thoroughly.
Add Parmesan cheese and Italian five cheese and mix thoroughly. Cover, set aside and refrigerate until ready to use.


Mahi said...

Moving from US is not always a happy thing to do Anu! But we can be with family, friends and enjoy Indian food! :) so, happy moving!

I don't eat Italian, haven't tasted this...nice clicks by the way!

Apu said...

Looks yummy! Good luck with the move.

Preety said...

good luck with your moving..sauce looks yumm..happy to follow you

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Hema said...

waiting for the five cheese ziti..

Priya Suresh said...

Both sauces looks fantabulous.I know moving will be stressful, take care and happy moving sis.

saeed ahmed thanvi said...
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Jayashree said...

Anu, don't know how I missed this post. Are you guys back in India? Mail me or msg your number on FB, will you?

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