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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Three-Cheese Pasta Bake


Tonight is the second night of recipes from my new cookbook. Here is what I am making tonight:
1 (16oz) package ziti (I used mostaccioli)
2 (10oz) containers light refrigerated Alfredo sauce (I used 1 15oz jar)
1 (8oz) container reduced-fat sour cream
1 (15oz)container part-skim ricotta cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (I used about a tablespoon of Italian seasoning)
1 1/2 cups (6oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350. Cook ziti according to package directions; drain well.

2. Stir together Alfredo sauce and sour cream in a large bowl; add ziti, stirring until blended. Spoon half of the mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking dish.

3. Stir together ricotta cheese and next 3 ingredients; spread evenly over pasta mixture in dish. Spoon remaining pasta mixture evenly over ricotta cheese layer; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

I used a round dish and did a layer of noodles, ricotta, another layer of noodles, ricotta, noodles, and then mozzarella to finish. I'm pairing this with a nice side salad with balsamic vinegar dressing. Q

3 comments:

A. C. said...

Delicious! Yum!

MrsSaditty said...

I try to do at least one meatless night per week and am usually met with complaints. I tried this one the night after you posted it and threw in some broccoli spears. All I heard were mouthy sounds of approval. Thanks!

Queeny20 said...

Mrs Saditty- Hey girlie. I haven't been on your site in a minute. Blame my head and not my heart. Busy with this school thing. Thanks for telling me about the broccoli tip. I am def going to try that next time. The Supremes have been bugging me about making this again. I have 2 more recipes I used and will be putting up tomorrow. Thanks again for stopping by. Much love. Q