Creamy Baked Ziti

I saw this recipe on my friend Erin's blog. The best way to describe it - creamy, amazing, deliciousness!

Creamy Baked Ziti
4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked (I used a 16 oz. package which was about 5 cups)
1 jar (26 oz) marinara sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained (I used the kind with olive oil and garlic)
6 oz pkg cream cheese (I was too lazy to split it, so I used all 8 oz)
3/4 cup sour cream
1 pkg (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1) Heat oven to 375.
2) Cook pasta in large saucepan, as directed on package, omitting salt.  Remove from pan; drain.  Meanwhile add marinara sauce, tomatoes, and cream cheese to same pan.  Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.  Return pasta to pan; mix well.
3) Layer half the pasta in 9x13-inch baking dish; cover with layer of sour cream, 1 cup mozarella, and remaining pasta mixture.  Top with remaining mozarella and Parmesan.
4) Bake 20 minutes, or until heated through.

Yummo!  Sooooo healthy, too, with all that cream cheese and sour cream.  =)

Pair it with a nice glass of wine and you have yourself a fancy-shmancy dinner.  This is our wine from Napa.  The same wine that rode home in my boot.  We thought we'd break it open for a special occasion.  Monday night Dancing With the Stars seemed appropriate enough.

1 comment:

  1. YUM! It is really good! Glad you gave it a try. We've made your taco pizza recipe twice now, it's a BIG hit with us! I wanted to make a new recipe last night with the new cream cheese cooking cream (was going to make the chicken potato broccoli divan from but Aaron wanted chicken nuggets and fries so we ended up having a boring dinner last night.