Sunday, June 9, 2013

Five cheese ziti

This is a copycat recipe of olive garden. Five cheese ziti was hit among the kids. If ziti sauce  and toppings are prepared ahead, this would be a easy process. The original recipe called for double cheese, I used only half of the cheese, but really turned out good. This is the continuation of last post....:)

Recipe source: here

  • Ziti - 2 pounds
  • Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Ziti sauce - 5 or 6 cups

Ziti topping:
  • Mozzarella cheese - 3 cup
  • Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Italian five cheese or Romano cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Chopped garlic - 1 tbsp
  • Fresh parsley - 3 tbsp, chopped finely
  • Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Oil- 3 tbsp

Ziti topping:

In a wide bowl combine mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Add the chopped garlic and parsley.

Combine bread crumbs, add Italian five cheese or Romano cheese. Combine all and keep in the refrigerator till use.
Boil the pasta as per box instruction or boil with more water by adding a tsp of oil and salt to taste. Drain the water from pasta, when hot combine ziti sauce reserving the 1/2 cup. In a greased baking pan, add the remaining 1/2 cup of ziti sauce.
On top of the sauce add the ziti pasta combined with sauce. Spread the ziti topping covering the entire pasta. Top with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or till the cheese melts and starts to bubble.
Serve immediately.


Priya Suresh said...

Soo cheesyyyyyyy and droolworthy dish, wish i get a plate of this super cheesy ziti for my dinner rite now.

Sravs said...

Very cheesy and yummy !!

Hema said...

Explained very well Anu, so cheesy and yumm..

Apu said...

Looks so very tempting. What is it about tomatoes and cheese, they do so well together!

Nisha said...

wowwie. we love having this one at olive garden!
it is amazing you nailed this recipe, making it at home (Y)

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