Binging with Babish: Ziti and Lasagna from The Sopranos

  • Published: 17 September 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 • 4 616

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   4 months back


    • Jarrett Henderson
      Jarrett Henderson  2 weeks back

      I need to become friends with this guy and be his taste tester 😂

    • Marah Lenox
      Marah Lenox  3 weeks back

      I do like your version better and your choice of pasta, brand and cut is the difference between tradition and cooking logic

    • Therion018
      Therion018  1 months back

      Ova heeeaaa

    • Pablo E
      Pablo E  2 months back

      Add seasoning and herbs to your ricotta for more flavor if that is what deters you from liking ricotta in your lasagna.

    • IceBork
      IceBork  2 months back

      @Chance Whistler always

  • Mary Hawkins
    Mary Hawkins  17 hours back

    My mom uses cottage cheese in her lasagna 😊I like it

    • Lulu Seatown Getdown
      Lulu Seatown Getdown  1 days back

      Ahhhhh. The Sunday nights in college. You always go to the bestest friends living room. 🖥🛋🛋We mostly ordered Thai. 🥡🥢🥡

      • Michael Tanner
        Michael Tanner  1 days back

        Don't like ricotta in your lasagna huh? Why don't you use cottage cheese like the rest of the Irish like to do. SMFH. OH SHIT I just finished the video. You did use cottage cheese! Fucking dope.

        • Ecks Dee
          Ecks Dee  3 days back

          What's so special about Kosher's salt?

          • Briana
            Briana  3 days back

            *cringes in Italian*

            • Cal Bradley
              Cal Bradley  4 days back

              You're only 32? Damn bro, you age like spinach

              • Jeromy Williams
                Jeromy Williams  4 days back

                Anytime I make homemade lasagna I typically use the egg roll wrappers you can get out of a grocery store. And I will normally make a bechamel and add it to my meat sauce. Turns out delicious every time.

                • mayen67
                  mayen67  4 days back

                  Think I prefer matty matersons lasagna.

                  • Specter PG
                    Specter PG  4 days back

                    Its funny cause my mom would say "is that a pasta"
                    Not a lasagna

                    • booty_ hunter420
                      booty_ hunter420  4 days back

                      Why are yall crying about the way he poured the sauce. It was a fuckin oval. If he did it the other way it would've gone all over the place. Dumbasses

                      • Depressed _Bird Owl
                        Depressed _Bird Owl  4 days back

                        9:14 more like not enough cheese normally I add like 4-5 lbs of cheese

                        • Cat Anderson
                          Cat Anderson  5 days back


                          • Cat Anderson
                            Cat Anderson  5 days back

                            Lol, you drained the meat, that's why it "doesn't make sense" that you added the garlic and onion at that point. The old school loved their heart attacks Babish. You saying you're too good for a heart attack?!

                            • Craig Helmle
                              Craig Helmle  5 days back

                              he boiled his meat.....savage

                              • Liz Lovely
                                Liz Lovely  6 days back

                                honestly u gained like 15 cool points by not liking ricotta in lasagna

                                • Alexander Hellegers
                                  Alexander Hellegers  6 days back

                                  I watch this video when I'm craving cheese

                                  it only makes me crave cheese even more... XD

                                  • All Angelina YT
                                    All Angelina YT  6 days back

                           this is it?...
                                    no cuts to black?
                                    Damn...I was ready...
                                    I mean seriously I was really waiting for this video to end by cutting to black right before he-

                                    • collarmole
                                      collarmole  7 days back

                                      YOUR ZITI LOOK JUST THE WAY I LOVE THEM

                                      • Obedient Wife
                                        Obedient Wife  1 weeks back

                                        Pours sauce over handle
                                        EVERY nonna the world over is coming to your door with a wooden soup

                                        • theduelist92
                                          theduelist92  1 weeks back

                                          Bechamel is traditional for Lasagna in most italian region. Only a few use Ricotta instead.

                                          • JamesAk
                                            JamesAk  1 weeks back

                                            “So what no fucking ziti now”

                                            • the6thchild
                                              the6thchild  1 weeks back

                                              Love his voice........🤔 is he the guy doing all the talking?

                                              • Adam Sherman
                                                Adam Sherman  1 weeks back

                                                I'd like to see either the Sterling Onion Sandwich from the Co-Optional Podcast or the Sriracha Shrimp from Filthy Frank.

                                                • tyzer32
                                                  tyzer32  1 weeks back

                                                  Holy fucking shit...I’m watching sopranos, the episode where Janice pulls out Karen’s last ziti and Bobby tells her.. I thought hey lemme make a baked ziti and look who comes in you Babish

                                                  • Nirvan Vijaykar
                                                    Nirvan Vijaykar  1 weeks back

                                                    Dawg where’s the vesuvio video?

                                                    • kári agnarsson
                                                      kári agnarsson  1 weeks back

                                                      The last one was the perfect one👍
                                                      I have used cottage cheese on lasagna many times but never like this.
                                                      You are an inspiration 👌

                                                      • Dolphinboi
                                                        Dolphinboi  2 weeks back

                                                        I love ricotta, ever since my first time eating lasagna. You just can't have one without the other.

                                                        • Logan Robinson
                                                          Logan Robinson  2 weeks back

                                                          I have to say it's nice to read the comments and everyone joking around and being cool, well done sir your making great content and bring people together, keep up the good work

                                                          • Carl
                                                            Carl  2 weeks back

                                                            Bro, what's wrong with ricotta cheese?

                                                            • Nick Benton
                                                              Nick Benton  2 weeks back

                                                              Most non Italians/Sicilians don’t realize that we rarely if ever eat Parmesan with our pasta and gravy. We use a grated pecorino Romano that we refer to as Locatelli cheese because Locatelli is the best brand from Italy that you get around here (NE United States/ New Jersey) . Parmesan is used more on specific other pasta dishes most familiar to most probably Alfredo sauce which is basically cream and Parmesan on pasta anyway...babish just made what I would refer to as “americani ziti” ( pronounced “medi-can zee-tee”) a “medican” is exactly what it’s proper spelling looks like it’s the Italian word for American as a reference to an Italian American who has lost their culture and roots and is now a medican. This ziti is straight medican ziti.

                                                              • Adam Bowler
                                                                Adam Bowler  2 weeks back

                                                                “Ricotta is literally shit. Cottage cheese is amazing...well, once you add an egg a shit load of amazing cheese plus bechamel then it will be.”

                                                                • Terren Huang
                                                                  Terren Huang  2 weeks back

                                                                  am i the only one who can smell it without it being here

                                                                  • zoe hart
                                                                    zoe hart  2 weeks back

                                                                    a shimmer

                                                                    • just a gamer
                                                                      just a gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                      7:19 *The Italian mob would like to know your location*

                                                                      • sensen9900
                                                                        sensen9900  2 weeks back

                                                                        Well Mozarella Sucks thats why u didnt saw it on old recipes :D

                                                                        • Rick Wilson
                                                                          Rick Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                                          Wait, you are supposed to COOK the lasagna noodles before putting them in??

                                                                          • Kathleen Connor
                                                                            Kathleen Connor  2 weeks back

                                                                            It's not lasagna without the bechamel. Where's the bechamel!?

                                                                            • kira casella
                                                                              kira casella  2 weeks back

                                                                              I could have used more cheese, lol

                                                                              • kozmik__WZRD
                                                                                kozmik__WZRD  2 weeks back

                                                                                Basil UNDER the cheese you dumb fuck, not in the middle of the cheese

                                                                                • niggaSCREECH
                                                                                  niggaSCREECH  2 weeks back

                                                                                  So what, no fucking ziti now??

                                                                                  • Edgar Mendez
                                                                                    Edgar Mendez  2 weeks back

                                                                                    im watching this because i want to broaden my horizons

                                                                                    • Andreas Ernst
                                                                                      Andreas Ernst  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I've never heard of ricotta in a lasagna. Is that an american thing? D:

                                                                                      • Blake Sinack
                                                                                        Blake Sinack  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Not really. It's a thing of taste and preference, it's more of an acquired taste than something like cottage cheese, but personally I really enjoy it. Its likely not used as much because its grown a reputation by people inexperienced with the cheese for being too bitter, firm, and less spreadable than your other typical cheeses for lasagna.

                                                                                    • 卓俊廷
                                                                                      卓俊廷  2 weeks back

                                                                                      ""So no more fucking ziti now?""


                                                                                      • JammerSupreme
                                                                                        JammerSupreme  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Ricota is not my fav either and i think cottage cheese is a much better alternative! Bravo👏🏽👏🏽

                                                                                        • sherilyn politis
                                                                                          sherilyn politis  2 weeks back

                                                                                          i used penne

                                                                                          • sherilyn politis
                                                                                            sherilyn politis  2 weeks back

                                                                                            thanks for making the ziti. i made this and it was great!!!

                                                                                            • NothenButHell
                                                                                              NothenButHell  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Omg yes, thank you for using cottage cheese, it is soo much better.