Five Cheese Ziti- Olive Garden Copy Cat

One of my favorite meals is the Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno from Olive Garden.  I have been trying to come up with a recipe that is comparable for years now…  Not only did I come up with one that is comparable, I think my recipe is better than Olive Garden’s dish!  It also only uses 3 cheeses compared to Olive Garden’s 5 cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 (15 oz) jar of Alfredo Sauce- I prefer Ragu
  • 1 (24 oz) jar of Marinara sauce- I prefer Prego
  • 5 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup of Ricotta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cook penne pasta with the dente instructions
  3. Over medium heat in a large pot, place the following: alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese, and all of the ricotta. Stir
  4. Once the sauce is warm, add the pasta and stir until well mixed
  5. Transfer pasta to the 9×13 casserole dish/pan
  6. Top with the rest of the parmesan and mozzarella cheese
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. Enjoy!! 🙂

Note: You could also add ground beef/turkey or grilled chicken to this!

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