Three Cheese Baked Ziti


35 people

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Total Time

35 Minutes

  • 1 lb. pasta ziti

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 oz. pancetta

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes

  • 1 ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 7 oz. cream cheese

  • 3 oz. mozzarella cheese, diced in stripes

  • 8 oz. grated cheese

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    1. In a large pot with boiling salted water boil the pasta ziti until al dente.

    2. In a nonstick frying pan over medium heat warm the olive oil and cook the pancetta and diced onion. Stir in the minced garlic.

    3. Cook for 2-3 minutes with continuous stirring and add in chili flakes and cream cheese.

    4. Cook for 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste.

    5. Stir in the tomato sauce and cooked pasta.

    6. Add the grated cheese and mix until combined.

    7. Transfer the whole pasta mixture in a casserole baking dish and top with mozzarella cheese.

    8. Bake in heated oven at 350 F or 180 C degrees for about 25 minutes.

    9. Serve and enjoy.

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