Four Cheese Baked Ziti

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  • Published Jul 23rd
  • Servings4
  • Calories781

This is a creamy, baked pasta dish with four cheeses – provolone, mozzarella, Swiss, and Parmesan. It is rich, and very filling. Serve with a green salad.

Four Cheese Baked Ziti Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Four Cheese Baked Ziti for 4 servings:

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 8 ounces ziti pasta
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Four Cheese Baked Ziti Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Four Cheese Baked Ziti easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart ovenproof casserole dish; set aside.
  2. 2 Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, bring half-and-half, basil, and crushed red pepper to a simmer in a heavy, large saucepan over medium high heat. Add cheeses 1 handful at a time, stirring constantly until cheeses are melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in egg yolks. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix in pasta. Spoon into prepared dish.
  4. 4 Bake until heated through, approximately 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 781 calories; 45.9 grams of fat; 51.1 grams of carbohydrates; 40.6 grams of protein; 237 milligrams of cholesterol; 741 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 4th 2011

    I've read through the reviews, and some people say it doesn't have much flavor, except for the quality of the cheeses you buy (and good cheese is expensive). Reading the recipe as it's writt ...

  2. Jun 1st 2008

    Me and my husband didn't like this. It was missing something...It just tasted like plain old macaroni made with expensive cheeses. Didn't have much flavor...smelled GREAT in the oven though, LOL.

  3. Oct 16th 2006

    Very delicious....extremely easy to make if you buy the prepackaged shredded italian cheese mixture :) I used 2% milk instead, but even could go lighter next time...maybe even try a macaron ...

  4. Aug 21st 2006

    Rich, but great taste! My little son loved it! I too, just used milk instead of cream. Thanks!

  5. Apr 13th 2006

    I have made this twice now and it is WONDERFUL! The first time, the red pepper flakes gave me major indegestion for three days, so I left it out the second time. But I actually think I liked ...

  6. Feb 19th 2005

    This ziti is not your typical ziti, but it is amazing. I too recommend getting the italian shredded cheese package, much easier. The crushed red pepper really makes this recipe pop. Love ...

  7. Feb 10th 2002

    This has become a real family favorite. It freezeswell, is great leftover and can be made for a crowd!

  8. Dec 31st 2001

    Excellent!! I couldn't find shredded provolone, so I used a 4 cheese mixture that had provolone in it, but that was the only change. It was yummy the next day as well. A definate keeper!!!

  9. Oct 11th 2001

    The recipe tasted very good, but it is also a very heavy meal. I suggest using regular, maybe even skim milk, and starch to lighten the fat content. You may also want to use light or fat fre ...