Binging with Babish: Ziti and Lasagna from The Sopranos

  • Published on Sep 17, 2019
  • Rarely does food play such a central character in a TV show or movie that's not specifically about food, but in The Sopranos, it might as well be one of the family. The crown jewel of which, despite Artie Bucco's hapless attempts, is the cuisine of Carmela Soprano. Strap on your gold President and build a ramp for the ducks, because it's time to emotionally repress our murderous mentality with some cheesy, saucy pasta - with a layer of basil underneath the cheese, of course.
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  Month ago +4986


  • mahsa f
    mahsa f 2 hours ago

    Your voice just cured my headache, thank you.

  • Dear
    Dear 5 hours ago

    Make bitch lasagna

  • Sophia Bertwell
    Sophia Bertwell 5 hours ago

    I love how he just says "It's a bad day when tiny whisk is in the washer."

  • Joan Muthra
    Joan Muthra 16 hours ago

    I would hire you any day to make those lasagna.

  • Rage GrimReaper
    Rage GrimReaper 21 hour ago

    Most controversial recipe ever since its from the show with the most controversial ending

  • Alex Tiamtisack
    Alex Tiamtisack Day ago

    Need more cheese

  • Oliver Rytting
    Oliver Rytting Day ago

    who the heck makes lasanga without beshamel

  • Jon C
    Jon C Day ago

    Yeah I'm not big on ricotta either, haha

  • Food Farm
    Food Farm 2 days ago

    Can mouths have boners when you see good food?

  • Rydog5392
    Rydog5392 2 days ago

    My aunt does ziti lasagna. Literally just substitute lasagna noodles for ziti.

  • Lorenzo Bolis
    Lorenzo Bolis 2 days ago

    As an Italian, I feel very offended by you putting ricotta, mozzarella and basil in a lasagna.
    Absolutely NO! Nada! Nein! Do not ever do that! Do not even remotely think about doing it!
    Lasagna = pasta + ragù+ béchamel + parmigiano on top, forget about all the other shit.

  • am —-
    am —- 3 days ago

    how could i alter these recipes so they don't include meat or cheese. im not really a big fan of pasta either because i have a gluten intollerance. any ideas?

    IAMBIGSPOON09 3 days ago

    its 130 am and I'm Binging!!!

  • Michaela Wickham
    Michaela Wickham 3 days ago +2

    My family has always called what "the big boy" a dutch oven and what he calls a dutch oven, a casserole dish.
    I am very confused on pots right now.

  • Ant man
    Ant man 4 days ago +2

    imagine being his neighbor

  • Anthony Stoute
    Anthony Stoute 4 days ago

    It's strange, somehow I own that pot he was using to cool the pasta and the red cast iron pot. What are the odds!?

  • Frank Diodati
    Frank Diodati 4 days ago

    Try it leaving it without tin foil a little more, it will have a crunchier crust. Also, if you have good tomatos and you let it cook slower, you won't need to add any tomato paste.

    • Hanserfratz
      Hanserfratz 3 days ago

      Well the point of tomato pastes inclusion is so it tastes like its been slow simmered for hours when it has only been cooked for like half an hour to an hour

  • Thyago Goulart
    Thyago Goulart 4 days ago

    So perfect! Garfield Lasagna! 😂

  • The Flying Dutchman
    The Flying Dutchman 4 days ago

    Artie’s recipes from vesuvio? Ovah heeeeeaaaahhh. On a serious note there’s a hilarious video compilation called “Artie would like you to try the food”. Have a look for it now

  • 2wingo
    2wingo 5 days ago +1

    *Please do Bill Gannon's BBQ sauce from "Dragnet."*

  • jlac
    jlac 5 days ago +10

    he doesnt like ricotta on his lasagna

    • Oi Josuke!
      Oi Josuke! Day ago

      Hot take: ricotta is disgusting

  • Krwzprtt
    Krwzprtt 6 days ago +1

    Wait, so baked Ziti doesn't require 7 cups of salt, 18 cups of oregano and 9 onions?
    (points to whoever gets that reference without googling)

    • Krwzprtt
      Krwzprtt 3 days ago

      You just won my undying respect!

    • Chad Scott
      Chad Scott 3 days ago

      Krwzprtt Sounds familiar. Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

  • Ashyha Kadame
    Ashyha Kadame 6 days ago

    Man that De Cecco Box, my favorite pasta, my grandma here in Italy was so used to make That Type of dish called Ziti but with larger and chunkier pasta like DE Cecco

  • Mystieeeriooss Boilalu

    Still chill : )

  • Russ Macklem
    Russ Macklem 6 days ago

    You haven't tried ricotta until you've had it fresh from Galati cheese in Windsor, ON, Canada. Sounds unbelievable I know, but you won't know until you try. Worth the trip...from a fellow foodie

  • Eddie Vortical
    Eddie Vortical 6 days ago

    holy moly that Le Creuset pan ! ... *Dreams

  • antigravity19
    antigravity19 7 days ago

    May be a running shtick, but why does Babish disagree with Ricotta? I do like the creaminess it brings, but only used it once recently.

  • Alan E Hernandez
    Alan E Hernandez 7 days ago +4

    Dear Babish,
    You missed a beautiful opportunity to say “right meow” when you directed us to your Garfield lasagna video.
    Sincerely, me

  • Helen Loney
    Helen Loney 7 days ago

    my home ec teacher would approve

  • Urban Neptune
    Urban Neptune 7 days ago

    Imagine being the friend that gets all the video food given to them because he can't eat it, must be nice.

  • The Van Pelt Scream
    The Van Pelt Scream 8 days ago

    If there ever is a good batman cartoon again, Babish would be a great Bruce Wayne voice actor.

    RDD MK II 8 days ago

    Kosher salt

  • Tigz Gaming
    Tigz Gaming 8 days ago

    8:36 did u really say gravy?

    • Tigz Gaming
      Tigz Gaming 8 days ago

      cos it kinda looks like tomato sauce bit its really gravy

  • Jack Kanov Ysac
    Jack Kanov Ysac 8 days ago

    one word:

  • Year2047
    Year2047 8 days ago

    Brings out goose pot. That is a lot of firepower.

  • Italiana 626
    Italiana 626 8 days ago

    Cottage cheese?? Nonononononono!!

  • Alex Frideres
    Alex Frideres 8 days ago

    if you add enough water to your lasagna you wont need to pre boil your noodles

  • KatyushaSlavicCelt
    KatyushaSlavicCelt 8 days ago +1

    I honestly can't think of a way you could make Lasagna without using Mozzarella and Ricotta cheeses.

  • Matheus Danielsson
    Matheus Danielsson 8 days ago +2

    why did I watch this in the middle of the night? I'm so hungry now :(

  • Jean-Michel Nicolas
    Jean-Michel Nicolas 9 days ago

    Hey I saw some pasta in your cheese ! :p

  • J BAIN
    J BAIN 9 days ago +1

    *Babish breaks out the cottage cheese*
    Italians: Ayyy, ayyy, heyy, OHH, ay there Capernacus why dont you locate yourself some ricotta over there with your shirt

  • Smile Or We'll Die
    Smile Or We'll Die 9 days ago

    Please make the turturkeykey from How I Met Your Mother or the Tur-Brisk-A-Fil from The Big Bang Theory!

  • zul448
    zul448 9 days ago

    I made the Babish version of baked ziti and it was amazing. The only mistake was using ricotta instead of cottage cheese because that's what I had on hand, and I think it was the only weak point - although it may have been because I didn't add any salt into the cheese/egg mixture which made it kind of bland. I will try again with cottage cheese and see if that makes it better, and if not I will just need to add a bit of salt into it before it gets all mixed up and it should be perfect.

  • Speedy2619
    Speedy2619 9 days ago +1

    Do you use everytime so little amounts of cheese?
    If you are disabled have i asked!!!

  • blake knapping
    blake knapping 9 days ago

    That looks like a whole day of cooking, you just earned a subscriber my friend!

  • Daniele Sbordone
    Daniele Sbordone 10 days ago

    Way too much basil.

  • Jack Danger – Nos Custodimus Quod Lingus

    I prefer Amy‘s baked ziti from Brooklyn 99.

  • Der Cannabist - Info, Aufklärung, Safer Use

    What is this foolery? Pre-cooking lasagna noodles?! WHY?!
    Don't they sell the good ones, those plates that cook perfectly?.... only in America, eh?;) Then again, you people do not make a lasagna, as it is supposed to be made, with a Bechamel sauce on top. Don't you regularly use

  • Lindsey Clair
    Lindsey Clair 10 days ago

    B R O W N

  • Ali McMinn
    Ali McMinn 10 days ago +3

    My dad mixes ricotta and small curd whole milk cottage cheese with shredded mozzarella then tops it with grated parmesan for each cheese layer of a lasagna.
    His lasagna is still my favourite to this day.
    Edit: I was angrily corrected about what specific cottage cheese he uses😪

    • Colson Customs
      Colson Customs 3 days ago

      that's pretty close to how I do it as well.

  • Max S
    Max S 10 days ago +1

    Imagine being his neighbors

  • TheBiteSizedCrafter
    TheBiteSizedCrafter 10 days ago

    Cottage Cheese>Ricotta in lasagna. Just saying.

  • Tamsen Petrucelli
    Tamsen Petrucelli 10 days ago

    what would u use for lasagna other than ricotta

  • Don Willowz
    Don Willowz 11 days ago


  • Holly Hasegawa Nielson

    OMG! love both a good lasagna and a baked Ziti, love love love all of these versions, now onto the kitchen to create, thanks for some awesome recipes.

  • david cater
    david cater 11 days ago +10

    “I recognize the council has made a decision, but seeing as it’s a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it” - Nick Fury

  • TiredAsAMother
    TiredAsAMother 11 days ago

    My mama has always used cottage cheese in place of ricotta. I looooooove my mamas lasagna. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love it.

  • Samir Mayhua
    Samir Mayhua 11 days ago


  • lara
    lara 11 days ago +1

    I believe nutmeg belongs in bechamel sauce. And i've never pre-cooked lasagna plate in my life - there is no need for that