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copycat olive garden 5 cheese ziti al forno

Five Cheese Ziti al Forno

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


Copycat Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti al Forno recipe is made with marinara, alfredo, and 5 cheeses baked together with a crispy panko bread crumbs topping.


  • 1 pound ziti
  • 36 ounces marinara sauce
  • 16 ounce jar alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Fontina cheese
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs, Italian style
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 3 cloves)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ziti according to package instructions. Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ziti, marinara, alfredo sauce, Fontina cheese, and ricotta cheese and stir until blended.
  4. Spread ziti mixture a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
  5. In another medium bowl combine mozzarella, romano, Parmesan cheeses along with Panko breadcrumbs and minced garlic until blended.
  6. Spread breadcrumb mixture over ziti evenly.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve immediately.


  • If you do not have ziti, you can substitute another hearty pasta like penne, rigatoni, or bowties.

Keywords: ziti al forno, 5 cheese marinara