Meal Kit

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

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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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)

  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
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    6 oz. Ziti
  • 5 oz. Spinach
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    1 Ciabatta
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    3 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 Shallot
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    1 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

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)

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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

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! Cook proteins before making sauce (use the same large non-stick pan over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. olive oil, no need to wipe clean) and add to baked ziti as desired. If using diced chicken, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until opaque and shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. If using Italian sausage, remove from casing, if necessary. Break up meat until no pink remains and sausage reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. If using Beyond sausage, break up until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Separate ciabatta halves, if necessary.

    Peel and halve shallot. Slice halves into thin strips.

    Mince garlic.

  2. 2

    Cook Pasta and Make Garlic Bread

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and stir occasionally until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

    Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Drain in a colander and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, top cut sides of ciabatta with 1 tsp. olive oil and half the garlic (reserve remaining for sauce).

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Assemble the Casserole

    Stir pasta, Asiago, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for topping), and a pinch of salt into pan with sauce until combined.

    Transfer pasta to prepared casserole dish. Top with mozzarella, remaining Parmesan, and dollops of cream cheese.

    Place casserole dish on one half of prepared baking sheet. Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover casserole, sprayed-side down.

  5. 5

    Bake Casserole and Finish Dish

    Bake casserole in hot oven, 15 minutes.

    Carefully, remove baking sheet from oven. Remove foil. Place ciabatta on empty half of baking sheet, cut-side up.

    Bake again 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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