Copycat Olive Garden 5-Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Copycat Olive Garden 5-Cheese Ziti Al Forno


Olive Garden fans: Prepare to get totally addicted to this 5-Cheese Ziti Al Forno.
  • Cooking spray
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lb. ziti
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. half-and-half
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 c. marinara sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
  • ½ c. shredded fontina
  • ½ c. freshly grated Pecorino
  • ½ c. ricotta
  • ½ c. panko bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease a 9"-x-13" baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 2 tablespoons salt, and cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Make Alfredo: In a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook until mixture is bubbling and golden, 1 minute more. Slowly pour in half-and-half, whisking constantly. Bring mixture to a simmer and then stir in ½ cup Parmesan. Let simmer until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in marinara, 1 cup mozzarella, fontina, Pecorino, and ricotta. Add cooked pasta and toss until noodles are completely coated. Transfer pasta mixture to baking dish and top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together remaining ½ cup Parmesan and panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over top of dish.
  5. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

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