Four Cheese Baked Ziti

with garlic ciabatta

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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
  • 8 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
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large 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

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Halve ciabatta lengthwise. Peel and halve shallot. Slice thinly.

  • Step 2 - Cook Pasta and Make Garlic Bread

    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 in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, add half the garlic (reserve remaining for sauce) and 1 tsp. olive oil to cut side of ciabatta halves.

  • Step 3 - Make the Sauce

    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 slightly tender, 2-4 minutes. Add remaining garlic and cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Add marinara, reserved pasta cooking water, and spinach. Stir occasionally until spinach wilts, 1-3 minutes. Remove from burner.

  • Step 4 - Assemble the Casserole

    Assemble the Casserole

    Add pasta, Asiago, half the Parmesan, and ¼ tsp. salt to pan with sauce and combine thoroughly. Transfer sauce 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 with sprayed side of foil.

  • Step 5 - Bake the Casserole and Garlic Bread

    Bake the Casserole and Garlic Bread

    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. Serve family-style. Bon appétit!