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Four Cheese Baked Ziti

Rated as 3.93 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

servings 781
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart ovenproof casserole dish; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
  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. Bake until heated through, approximately 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 781 calories; 45.9 51.1 40.6 237 741 Full nutrition

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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 free ch...

Most helpful critical review

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, LO...

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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 free ch...

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 macaroni no...

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 it! ...

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!!!

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 it ...

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, LO...

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 written, ...

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

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