Wednesday, February 9, 2011
5 Cheese White Baked Ziti
you will need:
salt & pepper
parmesan, ricotta, feta, swiss triangle spread (laughing cow), mozzarella cheese
in a saucepan.. add about 3-4 Tbsp butter, melt. Then add about 4-5 Tbsp flour and make a rue.. thickens
add a few cups of milk and heavy cream 1:1. add about 1 Tbsp garlic and salt and pepper to taste. mix on low heat until thickens and reduced.
add about 1-2 Tbsp of ricotta & feta cheese with 1 or 2 laughing cow swiss cheese triangles. mix until melted. add a pinch of sugar :)
in another pan.. melt about 1 Tbsp butter with 1/2 Tbsp garlic and a few shakes of dried onions. add broken up asparagus spears in 1 in pieces.. cook about 1/2 way.
preheat oven to 350 degrees.
cook penne pasta w/ italian seasoning and add 1/2 to bottom of dish. then add 1/2 white cheese sauce on top. sprinkle parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella ontop with some chopped spinach. sprinkle dried basil and parsley on top.
add another layer of pasta and the rest of sauce on top. shred mozzarella cheese on top.. then, add more chopped spinach, 1 chopped roma tomato and asparagus
bake for about 10 min..until cheese melts