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Spoon scooping Olive Garden Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno in a casserole

Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno

Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno packs cheese and zesty sauce on the only pasta strong enough to support it: the reliable ziti. Take a trip to Italy, no jetlag!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno, Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno Recipe, How Do I Make Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno, How To Make Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Calories 488kcal
Author Kathleen


For The Ziti:

  • 16 ounces dry ziti pasta
  • 2 (24-ounce) jars marinara sauce, or 48 ounces of Sunday Gravy
  • 2 (15-ounce) Jars alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For The Topping:

  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Romano cheese shredded
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9X13 with 2-inch sides or a15X10 (4.5 quart) inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain well.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the Marinara Sauce (or Sunday Gravy), Alfredo sauce, ricotta cheese, 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, 1 cup Fontina Cheese, 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, Italian Seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • Mix together the drained ziti with the Sauce and cheese ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour ziti into the prepared baking dish. Spread the remaining 1 cup of Mozzarella over the top of the ziti.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients until they're well combined. Sprinkle evenly over top of the ziti. Place baking dish on a rimmed cookie sheet to catch any drips.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly about 30-40 minutes.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1127mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 1.3mg