Saturday, May 25, 2013
Four Cheese Baked Ziti
Make it Italian night with this four-cheese baked ziti. The scrumptious blend of cheeses takes this traditional family favorite to the next level. It is sure to bowl your loved ones over. Just make sure you have enough for seconds.
At a glance
2 - 4 servings
2 cups half-and-half 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/4 cups shredded provolone cheese 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 2 egg yolks, beaten 8 oz. ziti pasta Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 2-quart ovenproof casserole dish; set aside. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. 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 and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Mix in pasta. Spoon into prepared dish. Bake until heated through, approximately 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Ready in 45 min.