Who doesn’t find comfort in a bowl of pasta like this creamy baked ziti? Tender noodles topped with garlicky tomato sauce and cheese, that is definitely a comfort dish in my book. A while back a posted a delicious Baked Ziti. I posted it after a quest to find a decent baked ziti recipe. It was hard to find one that didn’t end up dry. The one I found was divine. Chicken broth kept it from drying out.
Then, I recently saw another Baked Ziti recipe that was calling my name.
I found it over on Let’s Dish and she adapted it from an America’s Test Kitchen recipe. This recipe isn’t just topped with cheese, it has a cheesy cream sauce you make and mix in to the tomato sauce. Oh it’s good, so good! This recipe doesn’t dry out either. That creamy, cheesy, tomato sauce keeps the dish nice and moist.
Now this recipe does require a little more effort than the other baked ziti recipe. You aren’t relying on a bottled sauce. Plus you have to make two sauces – the creamy one and the tomato version. However, the sauces come together quite quick and easy. The taste is also well worth the extra 15 minutes to make the sauces too. This version is also meatless, where the other version I have includes ground beef.
Keep in mind this recipe also serves 8 to 10, so you may want to half the recipe. Add some yummy bread like herbed garlic bread and a nice tossed salad and you’re set for dinner.
Today is also another day of the 8 weeks of Christmas Goodies that I am participating in along with some other bloggers. My goodie for ya today is gingerbread cupcakes. You make them with a box mix and I have two frosting recipes for you to choose from.Print