Baked Ziti with Cheese
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
I love this recipe! It freezes very well. I divide into two 11x 7 dishes lined with foil, freeze them, remove from pans when frozen and store in freezer. When I want to bake, just remove from freezer, unwrap and place in original container and bake. This has become a staple at our house - its very good as is or with broccoli, chicken, mushrooms or sausage.
This is a very good casserole. It is one my family enjoys immensely when I prepare it.I used 2 c. of mozzarella cheese instead of the 1-3/4 cups as called for in the recipe.
This recipe is a good starting point but really has some holes in it as the reviews point out. The sauce is way to much for the pasta quantity and it lacks creativity. I only used 1 jar of Alfredo. I also added lots of chopped spinach and some italian sausage. To build the flavor I also added roasted garlic, basil and cracked pepper.
Very good, but it needed more spices for my taste, so I used a garlic parmesan Alfredo sauce, all ricotta (no sour cream), and I mixed the middle ricotta-egg layer with two cups of minced, sauteed onions and minced sauteed red and green sweet peppers. Made this for a baby shower yesterday and everyone raved about it - there wasn't a bite left! I'll be making this again, with the changes I noted.
Good thing I halved the recipe!! I thought it tasted great; DH didn't. I substituted a white sauce for the alfredo since he doesn't like it, and used dried parsley.
This was a pretty good recipe that I will use as a jumping off point. The dish was good, but it definitely lacked in some areas. We think that it could have benefited from some vegetables (maybe some broccoli and chopped sweet red peppers) to offset the taste and bring an extra texture to the dish. I also feel like it could have used some garlic. Next time we may also throw in some meatballs or chicken. I didn't have any problems making it, it was very easy. Instead of the Alfredo sauce though, I used a creamy basil pesto sauce. I think that actually added something extra to the dish. Next time I'll try just the Alfredo sauce so I can see how it would originally taste. We will try this again, with some added tweaks.
Made this twice now. 2nd time I added chicken and broccoli, and it was much better! Easy recipe to make!
We all thought this was a very good recipe. I also added chicken, broccoli & extra alfredo.
I added diced ham and used gluten free noodles to make the dish gluten free. I recommend using gluten free noodles that are a blend of 2-3 flours.
Delicious recipe! I used fat free ricotta, low-fat sour cream, and part skim mozzarella and it was rich and cheesy. Next time I'm going to add chicken and roasted red peppers :)