This Copy Cat Olive Garden Ziti al Forno is one of the easiest recipes ever. With only 6 ingredients this copy cat olive garden recipe is perfect for an easy week night dinner. Serve with a homemade fresh salad and bread.
Copy Cat Olive Garden Ziti al Forno recipe
I love going out to eat, but I don’t always love having to get everyone ready and out the door to go. Plus it gets rather expensive for a family of 6 to be eating out. To save money and still have recipes we all enjoy I come up with copycat recipes so we can enjoy them at home.
This easy copy cat pasta recipe is one of our favorite easy week night meals. I can make this pasta dish with homemade sauces or store bought sauces. Then some veggies, a salad and some bread and dinner is done.
Copy Cat Olive Garden Recipes
Variations of this recipe
Homemade Alfredo. If you have extra time then you can use homemade alfredo sauce instead of jarred alfredo sauce.
Use Homemade Marinara. If you have time you can make homemade marinara sauce instead of using jarred sauce.
Change up the noodle. You can use which ever noodles you have on hand. I use whatever I have on hand, sometimes it is ziti noodles, sometimes I use bow tie pasta or even shells.
What to Serve with Olive Garden Pasta al Forno
Most of the time I make things easy on myself and serve this easy copy cat pasta recipe with veggies, a salad and bread but there are lots of easy side dishes that go well with it.
When I make a salad I like to make one with one of my favorite homemade salad dressings like Honey Poppy Seed dressing, Homemade Balsamic Dressing or lime vinaigrette dressing. I just about always have one of them already made in the fridge. If I want to get fancy, then I make an avocado BLT salad. If you are wanting to stick with the Olive Garden theme, you can easily make a salad with Olive Garden Salad Dressing.
Copy Cat Olive Garden Pasta al Forno Ingredients
- 2 cups Alfredo sauce
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 1.5 pound ground pork sausage
- 1 pound pasta
- 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 ounces parmesan cheese
How to Make Copy Cat Olive Garden Pasta al Forno recipe
Cook noodles according to package and drain.
Preheat your oven to 350.
While noodles are boiling cook the sausage in a deep dish skillet and drain sausage grease.
Add the alfredo sauce and marinara sauce to the noodles. Add in the ground sausage and mix well.
Spray a 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour the pasta mixture into the 9×9 baking dish.
Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted on top.
Easy Pasta Recipes
- One pot Chicken Alfredo
- Baked spaghetti
- Chicken Asparagus Alfredo Pasta
- Chicken Bacon Pasta Ranch Casserole
- Cauliflower Mac and cheese
- Bow tie Ziti
- Homemade Lasagna
Copy Cat Olive Garden Ziti al Forno
- Cook noodles according to package and drain.
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- While noodles are boiling cook the sausage in a deep dish skillet and drain sausage grease.
- Add the alfredo sauce and marinara sauce to the noodles. Add in the ground sausage and mix well.
- Spray a 9x9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour the pasta mixture into the 9x9 baking dish.
- Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted on top.
19 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving for 6 servings.