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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Comments • 4 268

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  Month ago +5031


  • Petrichor
    Petrichor 2 hours ago

    Never object the ricotta lol

  • David Edward
    David Edward 3 hours ago

    I think I see the problem. You keep using something called "rekadda". You're supposed to be using ricotta.

  • Malin Lamell
    Malin Lamell 8 hours ago

    I’m SOOO happy you added the bechamel, it really does wonders

  • Leonard McDonald
    Leonard McDonald 21 hour ago

    You lost me at cottage cheese. One does not bake cottage cheese

  • Anne Marie Marceniuk
    Anne Marie Marceniuk 23 hours ago

    Why do you keep saying Gravy?
    I keep expecting the words tomato sauce

  • Spencer Ravsten
    Spencer Ravsten Day ago

    Could that cottage cheese mixture from the ziti 2.0 be used as a ricotta substitute in lasagna?

  • The_ Hyruler
    The_ Hyruler Day ago +1

    My fellow Italians, variety is the spice of life, so chill! Don’t judge a man for changing some ingredients.

  • ATesia E
    ATesia E Day ago

    Love your channel... and it cracks me up every time you say "sauce-pin". ;)

  • Matt
    Matt Day ago

    Ricotta is the worst thing in the world

  • ersu
    ersu Day ago

    Tradition dictates that you simmer that "sauce" gawd damn u not gravy.... for 4-6hours, none of this fast food 1.5 hrs of simmering (also the excess can be kept frozen)

    • Zuul 26
      Zuul 26 Day ago

      Tradition, more like, schmadition.

  • Bridget Miller
    Bridget Miller Day ago

    I like the last one the best.

  • Chris NullNull
    Chris NullNull Day ago

    So good!

  • Zephyr KDS1
    Zephyr KDS1 Day ago

    Even babish cant evade angry italians with his cooking

  • Sheila Quinn
    Sheila Quinn Day ago

    My mom uses a blend of Monterey jack and mozzarella.
    I find that ricotta in most lasagnas goes unseasoned, which is a dumb idea when it has basically no flavor. Alone, I like it on crackers, or toast, they don't overpower it's tiny flavor. T

  • The Flying Welshman
    The Flying Welshman 2 days ago +4

    I just don’t understand what you have against ricotta cheese.

  • Waka Meta
    Waka Meta 2 days ago +1

    I am always impressed when someone manages to squeeze in "structural integrity" in a non star trek context.

  • Mr Kimono
    Mr Kimono 2 days ago


  • Camilla D'Angelo
    Camilla D'Angelo 3 days ago

    Oh no, babish. This recipe is a mess.

  • Kos
    Kos 3 days ago +6

    Whenever someone cooks an italian dish we italians get angry. No matter how good or bad you make it you're always wrong. I realized I was getting mad but cant really say why. Doesent matter if you're american or italian, making it the right way or changing it. Whatever you do is wrong.

  • Samantha Newsom
    Samantha Newsom 3 days ago

    you should make biscuits and gravy😆

  • Jacob Rutherford
    Jacob Rutherford 3 days ago

    When that pot was boiling like crazy I was like “DOWN BESSEH!”

  • Everton C
    Everton C 3 days ago +1

    You don't need to precook the lasagna pasta lol, the tomato sauce will cook it in the oven. If my nona see me boiling lasagna pasta she would beat me up.

  • mahsa f
    mahsa f 4 days ago

    Your voice just cured my headache, thank you.

  • Dear
    Dear 4 days ago

    Make bitch lasagna

  • Sophia Bertwell
    Sophia Bertwell 4 days ago +8

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

  • Joan Muthra
    Joan Muthra 4 days ago

    I would hire you any day to make those lasagna.

  • Rage GrimReaper
    Rage GrimReaper 5 days ago

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

  • Alex Tiamtisack
    Alex Tiamtisack 5 days ago

    Need more cheese

  • Oliver Rytting
    Oliver Rytting 5 days ago

    who the heck makes lasanga without beshamel

  • Jon C
    Jon C 5 days ago

    Yeah I'm not big on ricotta either, haha

  • Food Farm
    Food Farm 6 days ago

    Can mouths have boners when you see good food?

  • Rydog5392
    Rydog5392 7 days ago

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

  • Lorenzo Bolis
    Lorenzo Bolis 7 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 —- 7 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 7 days ago

    its 130 am and I'm Binging!!!

  • Michaela Wickham
    Michaela Wickham 7 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.

    • Mike Paz
      Mike Paz 15 hours ago

      I’m still trying to find a sauce pin

    • natan9065
      natan9065 2 days ago

      In the UK we would call both a casserole, never a Dutch oven. It's really not even an oven, let's be honest

  • Ant man
    Ant man 8 days ago +4

    imagine being his neighbor

  • Anthony Stoute
    Anthony Stoute 8 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 8 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 7 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 8 days ago

    So perfect! Garfield Lasagna! 😂

  • The Flying Dutchman
    The Flying Dutchman 9 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 9 days ago +1

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

  • jlac
    jlac 9 days ago +10

    he doesnt like ricotta on his lasagna

    • Oi Josuke!
      Oi Josuke! 5 days ago +1

      Hot take: ricotta is disgusting

  • Krwzprtt
    Krwzprtt 10 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 7 days ago

      You just won my undying respect!

    • Chad Scott
      Chad Scott 7 days ago

      Krwzprtt Sounds familiar. Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

  • Ashyha Kadame
    Ashyha Kadame 10 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 10 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 10 days ago

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

  • antigravity19
    antigravity19 11 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 11 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 12 days ago

    my home ec teacher would approve

  • Urban Neptune
    Urban Neptune 12 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 12 days ago

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

    RDD MK II 12 days ago

    Kosher salt

  • Tigz Gaming
    Tigz Gaming 12 days ago

    8:36 did u really say gravy?

    • Tigz Gaming
      Tigz Gaming 12 days ago

      cos it kinda looks like tomato sauce bit its really gravy

  • Jack Kanov Ysac
    Jack Kanov Ysac 12 days ago

    one word:

  • Year2047
    Year2047 12 days ago

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

  • Italiana 626
    Italiana 626 12 days ago

    Cottage cheese?? Nonononononono!!

  • Alex Frideres
    Alex Frideres 12 days ago

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