My hubby LOVES Olive Garden's 5 Cheeze Ziti so I have been on a quest to find a recipe that was pretty similar. After two or three tries I finally found one and boy was it good! I had to share because its super easy as well as delish!
I doubled the recipe so I could make two dinners and freeze one. Yes, it is not only good but it freezes well too. Score!
You will need 1 lb of dry ziti pasta. I used Garden Delight Ronzoni because I am trying to get veggies in my littlest child as much as possible. :-) Boil until tender.
Then mix your sauce ingredients:
4 cups tomato sauce
2 cups alfredo sauce
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
3 tablespoons Fontina cheese , shredded
1 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Use another bowl to mix your topping ingredients:
3 cups mozzarella cheese , shredded
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons romano cheese , grated
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese , grated
1 tablespoon fresh garlic , chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley , chopped
Then find the cutest little helper to help with the stirring. :-)
Using a greased 9x13" baking dish, add 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture to the bottom and spread evenly.
Mix the rest of the sauce mixture with the noodles and add to the pan. Top with the topping mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Serve hot and ENJOY! I also had a tossed salad and garlic bread sticks.