The ULTIMATE Baked Ziti - copycat Olive Garden Baked Ziti Al Forno. SUPER easy to make and tastes AMAZING! Ziti pasta, Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, parmesan, panko bread crumbs, garlic, and olive oil. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. Hands down the best pasta casserole we've ever eaten! #pasta #casserole #olivegarden #bakedziti #freezermeal
2(24-oz)jars spaghetti sauce
1(15-oz)jar Alfredo sauce
½cupshredded provolone cheese
1cupgrated parmesan cheesedivided
½cuppanko bread crumbs
1½tspjarred minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.
Add spaghetti sauce, Alfredo sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ricotta, provolone, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Simmer until cheeses are melted. Stir in cooked pasta and pour into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Combine remaining 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs, garlic, and olive oil. Sprinkle over pasta.
Bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, until bubbly and topping is golden brown.
Can assemble ahead of time and refrigerate overnight before baking.I used Rao's Spaghetti Sauce and Alfredo Sauce.Can freeze unbaked casserole for later. To bake after freezing, thaw completely in the refrigerator and bake as directed above.Can use turkey sausage in place of Italian sausage.Can omit sausage for a vegetarian dish.