Recipe by Barilla
"Ziti in a creamy tomato sauce with lots of cheese is baked in individual serving dishes for this gourmet weeknight meal."
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1 (16 ounce) box
Barilla® Marinara Sauce
buffalo mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Made this for my Florida family while on vaca not only did we have a blast cooking it together we all loved it!! I Added pepper to the béchamel, used freshly grated nutmeg & used 2-8oz reg balls of fresh mozzarella I will def be making this again!!!! #allstarsbarilla
This was just OK for my gang. My 14yo daughter made this by herself and it was certainly easy enough and uncomplicated. She boiled the pasta then placed it in a baking dish. Using the same pot from the pasta she made the Bechamel sauce in it. Rather than dirty another pot she heated the milk in the measuring cup in the microwave. She did add garlic and some pesto she found in the fridge to bump up the flavor along with crushed red pepper. The pasta baked very nicely and was cheesy but the main thought from everyone was they did not like the "jarred sauce essence" and were left wishing it had some ricotta mixed in. No one left the table hungry but we won't likely make again.
This was good, and though it uses some prepared foods, it is not exactly convenience food. I followed the recipe closely, and I thought the finished product could have the flavor amped up by the addition of some additional herbs or some garlic. It was a nice Sunday lunch though, and I feel like a fussed a little bit. DH and DS enjoyed it, and they would be happy for me to make it again.
We all cried with delight at this dish. I thought it might be dull. But it was amazing. We stuffed ourselves! Will make again!
I really liked this recipe, especially since the mozzarella was interspersed throughout the dish instead of all being on top. It was easy to make and heated up beautifully for leftovers. Hubby wasn't too impressed, but the kids and I really liked it (and they usually only want chicken nuggets.) An excellent meal alongside a salad and garlic bread. Five stats yum.
This was so fast to make! I did not heat the milk separately. Simply melted the butter added the flour, whisked it to make a roux, and slowly add the milk while continuing to whisk the mixture. Buffalo mozzarella is easy to find, one brand is made by Galbani it won't specifically say buffalo mozzarella but it's the same thing. I followed the recipe the rest of the way except I used Panko breadcrumbs... Fantastic recipe!!!
It was good but as Bibi said, not convenience food. It took quite awhile to prepare. I liked the flavor but it tasted like it had a little too much marinara in it. I added salt, pepper and garlic powder to it after reading the other reviews. For me, I'd give it three stars. However, my boys, husband and best friend all loved it and wanted seconds. So that brings it up to four. All a matter of preference :)
The whole family absolutely loved this! It was perfectly cheesy and creamy. I used the Roasted Garlic Marinara by Barilla and OMG- that sauce is fantastic! I definitely found my go to store bought sauce!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Ziti with Cheese
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 231
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