Creamy Baked Four Cheese Ziti

Creamy Baked Four Cheese Ziti


1/2 cup melted butter
1 ½ cups plain, toasted breadcrumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and set aside.


1 cup Fontina cheese, shredded
¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb. ziti
1 tbsp. salt
2 tsp. butter
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups heavy cream
2 tsp. nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 500°.

Add pasta and salt to boiling water. While pasta is cooking, melt butter and whisk in flour until no lumps remain. Gradually whisk in cream, increase heat and bring to a boil. Add nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

When pasta is al dente, drain about 5 seconds, leaving pasta slightly wet. Add pasta to a bowl with cheeses; immediately pour cream mixture over. Stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is combined.

Transfer pasta to a 13" x 9” baking dish and sprinkle evenly with topping, pressing down lightly. Bake until topping is golden brown, about 7 minutes.