Four Cheese Baked Ziti

with garlic ciabatta

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Vegetarian
A note about serious food allergies

We've heard of some baked zitis around town talking up their cheese game. You know the types, the jabber jaws always boasting about their Parmesan and ricotta, as if that was impressive. We can Parmesan and ricotta a baked ziti in our sleep. Now, this'll silence all the wagging tongues: This baked ziti has not two, not three, but four cheeses. Four. Asiago, Parmesan, mozzarella, ricotta, just to name names and settle scores, which we will. We've garnished our ziti with tasty garlic bread, too… take that, you two-cheese nobodies!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    1 Ciabatta
  • 1 Shallot
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    6 oz. Ziti
  • 10 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 5 oz. Spinach
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    1 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
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    2 oz. Ricotta

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    810
  • Carbohydrates
    107g
  • Fat
    22g
  • Protein
    37g
  • Sodium
    1685mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Separate ciabatta halves, if necessary. Peel and halve shallot. Slice halves into thin strips. Mince garlic.

  • Step 2 - Cook Pasta and Make Garlic Bread
    2

    Cook Pasta and Make Garlic Bread

    Add pasta to boiling water and stir occasionally until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta into a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, drizzle 1 tsp. olive oil on cut-side of ciabatta and spread with half the garlic (reserve remaining for sauce).

  • Step 3 - Make the Sauce
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    Make the Sauce

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 2-4 minutes. Add remaining garlic and stir constantly until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add marinara, reserved pasta cooking water, and spinach. Stir occasionally until spinach wilts, 1-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Meat lovers! If using protein, cook before making sauce and transfer to a plate. Use same pan to make sauce (no need to wipe clean). If using chicken, pat dry. Season all over with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally with 2 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry. Cook with 2 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat until shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side. If using ground beef, combine with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir occasionally in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Assemble the Casserole
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    Assemble the Casserole

    Stir pasta, Asiago, half the Parmesan, and a pinch of salt into sauce to combine. If using protein, stir into sauce with pasta. Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish. Top with mozzarella, remaining Parmesan, and dollops of ricotta. Place casserole dish on one half of prepared baking sheet. Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover casserole, sprayed-side down.

  • Step 5 - Bake Casserole and Finish Dish
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    Bake Casserole and Finish Dish

    Bake casserole in hot oven, 15 minutes. Carefully remove foil from casserole. Place ciabatta on empty half of baking sheet, cut-side up. Bake until cheese is bubbly and ciabatta is toasted, 5-7 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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