Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Contributed By: Parker


1-1/2 pounds (about 7-1/2 cups) uncooked ziti or small tube pasta
2 jars (24 ounces each) marinara sauce
1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Optional: Minced fresh parsley or basil, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente; drain.
2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, 1 cup mozzarella and the ricotta, provolone and Romano. Cook over medium heat until sauce begins to simmer and cheeses are melted. Stir in cooked pasta; pour mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
3. In a small bowl, stir together Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic and olive oil; sprinkle over the pasta.
4. Bake, uncovered, until mixture is bubbly and topping is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley or basil if desired.

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Five Star Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
YIELD: 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 449 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.

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