Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's for Dinner Wednesday - 3 Cheese Pasta

Pinterest may be the new cause of obesity in Americans.  You heard it here first!  But seriously, this dish is not for the lactose intolerant or cheese hater. It is rich, cream, and pure comfort.
Actually, if you were to add some marinara to it, you would swear it was lasagna. In fact, I may try that next time. All the flavor without the messy layering. It would be perfect with the garlic knots I made before. This only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then 30 minutes to cook.  Super simple.

Three-Cheese Pasta Bake pinned from Southern Living

  • 1(16-ounce) package ziti
  • 2(10-ounce) containers refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 1(8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1(15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2cups mozzarella cheese
Prepare ziti according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
Stir together Alfredo sauce and sour cream; toss with ziti until evenly coated. Spoon half of mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Stir together ricotta cheese and next 3 ingredients; spread evenly over pasta mixture in baking dish. Spoon remaining pasta mixture evenly over ricotta cheese layer; sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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