We can unanimously agree that the tastiest starters are invariably the ones that are cheesy and crispy.
Olive Garden’s Stuffed Ziti Fritta is one mouthwatering delicacy and it’s irresistibly delicious.
Nothing screams a mouthwatering starter like an empty plate left after.
Choose this flavorsome recipe today and make it an every day-go-to delicacy.
The rich cheese blend gives it that moist, milk-like fresh taste that spells yummy in each bite.
It’s called Stuffed Ziti Fritta because it is made of thick pasta stuffed with cheese.
It’s not only deliciously crispy and crunchy, but also sublimely simple to make.
It’s a tried and tested crowd-pleaser that even the pickiest eater won’t resist.
Since the thought of this Italian delicacy makes you want to gorge on it, let’s take it straight to your kitchen.
1. Pasta Choice- Your choice of pasta should be one with a big hole that can accommodate enough cheese fillings.
Other than Ziti, you can opt for any of these:
2. Cooking time- Only cook pasta for a shorter time than the recommended time because soft pasta is loose, breaks easily and lacks the crunchiness we so desire.
3. Cream cheese- For ease while mixing, make your cream cheese soft early enough.
4. Freezing benefits- Frozen stuffed pasta does not break apart easily.
It also has that final crispy touch. Freeze it for about 20 to 25 minutes.
From here, you either decide to fry or bake your Stuffed Ziti Fratta.
Whether you are storing it as a leftover or for frying at a later date, keep it in an airtight jar in a freezer for only 3 months.
I don’t recommend freezing your already-fried stuffed pasta because it will lose its original taste over time.
Olive Garden’s Ziti Fratta’s original taste is best achieved when it’s consumed immediately when it’s ready.
Tips for Reheating
When reheating, use an air fryer because it’s quick and simple to use.
With an air fryer, you won’t need to defrost your already frozen pasta.
How to Serve
There are two ways you can serve this delicacy:
Next time you have some family and friends over, give them this cheesy creation.
Why would you make reservations at Olive Garden yet you can deliver the same tasty Stuffed Ziti Fritta but this time in large portions?
Make this Italian special and be assured your guests will lick it off their spoons.
A Bite of Olive Garden’s Stuffed Ziti Fritta
- 1 box pasta
- ⅓ cup marinara sauce
- ⅓ cup Alfredo sauce
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup Romano cheese
- ⅓ cup Parmesan
- ⅓ cup ricotta
- ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- ⅓ cup softened cream cheese
- 2 beaten eggs
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon seasoning
- Pour vegetable oil onto a saucepan and preheat up to 370 degrees.
- Dip the stuffed pasta in the saucepan with oil.
- Keep flipping until they turn golden brown on all sides.
- While frying, keep them apart to avoid crowding.
- In a medium-sized baking tin, add a little sauce at the bottom and spread to prevent the stuffed pasta from scorching.
- Toss the stuffed pasta into the baking pan.
- Spread sauce on top of the pasta.
- Cover using foil paper.
- Preheat the oven to 345 degrees F on the middle rack.
- Bake at 345 degrees F for 20 minutes.