This post is sponsored by Stella® Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
The holidays are around the corner and I've been busy making my list of holiday dishes to prepare. As my kids are writing their letters to Santa, I'm writing a grocery list a mile long! I love entertaining, but I don't have time to make a dozen different holiday dishes. With so much on my plate, I was so excited to team up with Stella Cheeses this holiday season! Stella Cheeses offer an easy way to turn your traditional holiday recipes into gourmet show stopping meals. You can find Stella Cheeses at the following locations: Wakefern, Albertsons, Supervalu, Shaw's, Meijer, Ahold/Delhaize, Harris-Teeter. I headed down the street to the local Meijer store to pick up my cheeses to make this Three Cheese Baked Ziti recipe. For my blend of cheeses, I used Stella Asiago, Parmesan, and Fontina Cheese.
The Stella Asiago cheese was already shedded, but I used a cheese grater to shred the Parmesan and Fontina cheeses. Once my cheeses were blended, I fired up the oven, and put some water on the stove to boil. In just minutes, this gourmet holiday cheese recipe effortlessly came together and looked so impressive for my holiday guests!
Here's how I made this Three Cheese Baked Ziti recipe with a blend of Stella Cheeses:
Ingredients: 1 pound box penne noodles; two 24 ounce jars tomato basil pasta sauce (reserving 1/4 cup) ; 1 cup shredded Stella Asiago Cheese; 1/2 cup shredded Stella Fontina cheese; 1/2 cup shredded Stella Parmesan cheese; 1 diced yellow onion; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1/4 tsp. black pepper; 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning; one 5 ounce carton Greek yogurt; 2 tablespoons dried basil for garnish.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large stockpot over medium high heat, boil water for noodles. When water reaches a boil, cook noodles until just tender. Drain. Return to the pot. Add the sauces. Mix in the Greek yogurt. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Add the black pepper and Italian seasoning. Mix to combine. Place 1/4 cup sauce in bottom of 13x9 rectangular pan. Add half the noodles. Sprinkle half the cheese on top. Add a second layer of noodles. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top. Garnish with basil. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted on top.
Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!