If you are craving a creamy cheese-covered pasta, this five cheese ziti recipe is for you! As a copycat recipe of Olive Garden’s five cheese ziti, it is so flavorful that you will be soon adding it to your weeknight rotation.
One-Pot Olive Gardens Five Cheese Ziti
This pasta recipe was made for a busy life. It takes minutes to prepare and only dirties one pot! Yep, you heard that right. This is a copycat recipe of Olive Garden’s famous five cheese ziti is also a one-pot wonder! Pair it with other simple sides and you will have a homemade meal ready in minutes for your family. We absolutely LOVE to make and eat this creamy five cheese ziti!
Let’s get cooking! In a large skillet combine the chicken broth, whipping cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and dry ziti pasta. Cover the dish and bring it to a boil on medium heat. I used a 5.2-liter nonstick skillet. Once to a boil, uncover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir the pasta occasionally during this entire process.
Now, add the pasta sauce and mix well. We used Prego Traditional spaghetti sauce. Then you will add the parmesan and mozzarella cheese slowly, stirring as you go. After it is all melted and thoroughly incorporated, all you need to do is let it sit for five minutes. This gives the pasta time to absorb the sauce and thicken.
Done! In less than 20 minutes you have a main dish that everyone will love. This easy five cheese ziti pasta recipe is perfect for a crazy schedule without compromising on taste. Garnish with some fresh parsley and sprinkle of parmesan cheese for a picture-perfect dish!
This pasta pairs well with a fresh salad and your favorite garlic bread. Want to add a little summer and sweetness to this hearty pasta dish? This amazing Berry Delicious Salad will do the trick! It will add all the greens you need to eat guilt-free. Enjoy!
Five Cheese Ziti
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic dried
- 8 ounce ziti pasta dry
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1½ cup red pasta sauce
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Combine a broth, cream,garlic, salt, pepper, and ziti in a large pot, cover, and on medium heat until boiling.
- Uncover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add red sauce and mix well.
- Slowly add cheese until everything is melted and throughly combine.
- Let stand for 5 minutes and sauce will thicken as the pasta absorbs the sauce.