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Baked Ziti with Cheese

 Baked Ziti with Cheese
This pasta dish, made with Alfredo sauce, is deliciously different from typical tomato-based recipes. Extra cheesy, it goes together quickly and is always popular at potlucks. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 2 cartons (10 ounces each) refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cook ziti according to package directions; drain and return to the
  • pan. Stir in Alfredo sauce and sour cream. Spoon half into a lightly
  • greased 3-qt. baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • cheese, Romano cheese and parsley; spread over pasta. Top with
  • remaining pasta mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining
  • Parmesan.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1.333 cups equals 667 calories, 39 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 1,037 mg sodium,

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Baked Ziti with Cheese (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.