Baked Ziti With Crumb Topping

Baked Ziti With Crumb Topping
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins Cook 15 mins


  • 1 box (1 pound) ziti
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12 x 8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray.

2. Cook the ziti following the package directions.

3. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook 2 minutes, whisking until smooth. Whisk in 1 cup evaporated milk. Gradually whisk in remaining milk, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Stir in salt. Bring to to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, whisking, 2 minutes, until thickened.

4. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the cheeses and the mustard until the cheeses are melted and well blended.

5. Drain the ziti well in a colander; return ziti to pot. Add cheese sauce and stir to coat pasta well. Scrape into prepared dish.

6. Combine crumbs, Parmesan and butter in bowl. Sprinkle over ziti.

7. Bake in 350 degree F oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 569, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 88, sat. fat (g): 17, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 799, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.