Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Creamy Baked Ziti

This recipe from Kraftfoods.com had me at "creamy" but I love me some baked Ziti too. I've not made it yet so there are no changes to the recipe at this time.  :) Maybe later.

4 cups ziti pasta, uncooked
1 jar  (26 oz.) marinara sauce
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
6 oz.  (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

make it

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
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 5 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Return pasta to pan; mix well.
LAYER half the pasta mixture in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of sour cream, 1 cup mozzarella and remaining pasta mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan.
BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.
Generally pasta freezes well but since this recipe has cream cheese and sour cream in it, my guess is that it will not reheat well. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

1 comment:

Accountant By Day said...

great timing that you have as I am making this for The Christening this weekend!

glad that you liked it