Alfredo Baked Ziti

Alfredo Baked Ziti

Alfredo baked ziti is a twist on a classic pasta dish! Does your family prefer white sauce over red sauce for their pasta? I decided to make a twist on my Baked Ziti recipe by using white sauce instead and it was knock out of the park with my family. Busy weekday nights are hard to get dinner on the table! One reason why I loved baked pasta dishes is that I can prepare them before dinner time and then when I am back home after running carpools I can pop it in the oven! If you have delayed start on your oven you can even have it in the oven and have the oven turn on when its cook time and get that thing nice and hot when you walk in the door!

If you are looking for more pasta dishes try my cajun chicken pasta, lemon bowtie pasta, or this loaded pesto pasta.

Alfredo Baked Ziti

Alfredo Baked Ziti
Does your family prefer white sauce over red sauce for their pasta? I decided to make a twist on my Baked Ziti recipe by using white sauce instead and it was knock out of the park with my family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ziti noodles
  • 20oz Alfredo sauce 
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

    1. Boil a pot of water and cook the ziti al dente. 
    2. While it is cooking in a bowl whisk together the Alfredo sauce, sour cream, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano and salt and pepper.
    3. In a separate bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and mozzarella cheese. 
    4. Once the pasta is done and drained add it the alfredo mixture and stir to coat the pasta in the sauce.
    5. Grab a 9x13 pan and grease it. Then add 1/2 of the coated ziti noodles to the bottom of the pan. Then layer the provolone cheese. Then top with the ricotta mixture. Followed by the rest of the coated ziti noodles. Then top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese. 
    6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes uncovered. Then serve 

Alfredo Baked Ziti

ingredients for alfredo baked ziti:

  • 1 lb ziti noodles
  • 20oz Alfredo sauce 
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 15 oz ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices provolone cheese

cooking instructions:

  1. Boil a pot of water and cook the ziti al dente. 
  2. While it is cooking in a bowl whisk together the Alfredo sauce, sour cream, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano and salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, and mozzarella cheese. 
  4. Once the pasta is done and drained add it the alfredo mixture and stir to coat the pasta in the sauce.
  5. Grab a 9×13 pan and grease it. Then add 1/2 of the coated ziti noodles to the bottom of the pan. Then layer the provolone cheese. Then top with the ricotta mixture. Followed by the rest of the coated ziti noodles. Then top with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese. 
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes uncovered. Then serve 

Why cook the pasta al dente?

Cooking the pasta al dente will ensure that your noodles don’t get soggy! Having some structure to your noodles will help the texture after it comes out of the oven!

How does this differ from a traditional baked ziti?

Just the sauce! A traditional baked ziti uses a tomato based sauce.I have a great recipe linked here!  In this recipe, I used an alfredo/cream sauce!

Does this recipe store well?

If you have any left over (I doubt you will!) you can absolutely store this in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Should I use dried or fresh herbs/seasonings?

I used dried herbs and seasonings this time but fresh would be amazing too! Use whatever you have on hand.

 

    

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