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These hearty baked pasta recipes are the perfect crowd-pleasing meal. Bake a melty masterpiece to enjoy right away, or stock up the freezer with these tasty make-ahead options. Pasta tastes perfect fresh out of the pot, but these easy, baked pasta recipes show you how simple it is to savor pasta fresh out of the oven.

When you need a make-ahead meal, you’ll appreciate a Southern staple like our Chicken-Spaghetti Casserole, Baked Ziti with Sausage, the Classic Chicken Tetrazzini, or any of our many other baked pasta recipes. Scrumptious Baked Smokin’ Macaroni and Cheese is light on both butter and cheese, and ideal for add-ins: think sweet peas and prosciutto or ham and broccoli. So for a mouthwatering lasagna, a fresh new approach to your favorite mac ‘n’ cheese, or a new way to enjoy vegetable casseroles, preheat your ovens and prepare to delight in one of these fantastic baked pasta recipes.

Baked Ziti With Meatballs

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Recipe: Baked Ziti With Meatballs

Convenience items like frozen meatballs and jarred marinara sauce help this hearty dinner come together in just 30 minutes.

Baked Ziti with Chicken

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Recipe: Baked Ziti with Chicken

While baked ziti recipes usually call on ground beef, this version uses rotisserie chicken.

Chicken-and-Broccoli Pasta Bake

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Recipe: Chicken-and-Broccoli Pasta Bake

With just 15 minutes of hands-on time, you can get this family-friendly dinner on the table.

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Recipe: Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

We know there’s a package of ground beef sitting in your freezer right now—here’s what to do with it.

Baked Linguine With Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce

Recipe: Baked Linguine With Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce

What if we told you it’s possible to create this pretty dish in just 20 minutes?

Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole

Recipe: Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole

Three words that make any dinner a hit? Chicken, bacon, and ranch.

Ravioli Lasagna

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Recipe: Ravioli Lasagna

This recipe brings two classic pasta dishes together in one skillet.

Baked Rigatoni with Zucchini and Mozzarella

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Recipe: Baked Rigatoni with Zucchini and Mozzarella

Think of this baked rigatoni as an easy take on lasagna that comes together in a springform pan.

Fusilli Pasta with Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon

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Recipe: Fusilli Pasta with Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon

We love using our sheet pan for easy one-dish dinners, but did you know you can use it for pasta night, too? Meet the cheesy recipe you’ll make on repeat.

Beefy Baked Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese

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Recipe: Beefy Baked Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese

We prepared this 30-minute recipe with ground beef, but you can also use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer.

Meatball Pasta Bake

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Recipe: Meatball Pasta Bake

Orange juice and fennel give this quick supper bright, fresh flavor. Chop fennel as you would an onion, or omit it, if desired.

Chicken-and-Broccoli Skillet Pasta

Recipe: Chicken-and-Broccoli Skillet Pasta

You pop this skillet supper under the broiler to be sure the cheese gets nice and melty.

Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables

Recipe: Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables

Lighten up your usual pasta bake with fresh farmers’ market veggies this summer.

Baked Tortellini Alfredo With Mushrooms

Recipe: Baked Tortellini Alfredo With Mushrooms

We can’t count how many times a package of refrigerated tortellini has saved us from a boring dinner.

Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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Recipe: Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Pick up smoked barbecue from your favorite local spot for this super-easy supper. Plus, the recipe includes directions for baking right away or freezing and baking later for busy weeks.

Chicken-Spaghetti Casserole

Recipe: Chicken-Spaghetti Casserole

Cooking the spaghetti in the chicken broth will give you an even stronger, more savory flavor.

Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake

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Recipe: Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake

Reviewers rave about this comforting pasta bake that sneaks in good-for-you kale (even kids love it!).

Healthy Turkey Lasagna

Recipe: Healthy Turkey Lasagna

Our favorite recipe from the Cooking Light column, this lightened-up lasagna tastes every bit as flavorful as the traditional version.

Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake

Recipe: Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake

Cheese-filled tortellini and a chopped pecan topping add extra flavor to this kid-friendly Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake, while broccoli and red bell pepper contribute pops of color throughout this one-dish meal.

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Recipe: Baked Ziti with Sausage

Pancetta, or cured pork belly, is the same thing as bacon without the smoke. Find it in the deli case of most supermarkets. Native to Italy, San Marzano tomatoes are known for their sweet flavor. Consider trying them in place of regular crushed tomatoes in the sauce.

Mac and Cheese with Ham

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Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Ham

This delicious mac and cheese is light on butter and cheese yet still melts in your mouth. Change the flavor profile of the recipe with combinations such as sweet peas and proscuitto or ham and broccoli.

Pizza Casserole Deluxe

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Recipe: Pizza Casserole Deluxe

Win over all of the kids and grown-ups in your house with this new instant classic that feeds more than two everything pizzas. Fresh and packaged mozzarella give it the best melty consistency.

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

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Recipe: Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

This vegetable lasagna showcases a plethora of fresh veggies from zucchini, to mushrooms, to red and yellow bell peppers.

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

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Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

All the flavors of a favorite casserole come together in the comfort of mac and cheese. Freeze this hearty, cheesy favorite in lidded bakeware for easy transport between oven, freezer, and fridge.

New Tuna Casserole

Recipe: New Tuna Casserole

Our take on the classic hits the high notes: creamy, cheesy, fresh, and crunchy. Resist digging into the casserole right out of the oven. Letting it stand for 10 minutes allows it to firm up to the perfect consistency.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Recipe: Lasagna Roll Ups

These lasagna rolls are the perfect meal to freeze individually and thaw according to your dinnertime head count.

Vanessa’s Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna

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Recipe: Vanessa’s Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna

A container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can be frozen for up to three months.

Turkey-Noodle-Poppy Seed Casserole

Recipe: Turkey-Noodle-Poppy Seed Casserole

This recipe came from the pages of the November 1990 issue of Southern Living, and it has undoubtedly stood the test of time.

Butternut Squash Lasagna

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Recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagna

This fall version of lasagna is the ideal hearty dinner for a chilly night.

Ham and Noodle Casserole

Recipe: Ham and Noodle Casserole

This retro casserole is just the thing to have sitting in your freezer for Sunday suppers or busy weeknights.

Italian Casserole

Recipe: Italian Casserole

This has been a Southern Living standby for decades of holidays. It’s always ready in the freezer for drop-by guests!

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

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Recipe: Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

You can freeze this casserole unbaked for up to a month for nights when you’re in need of a kid-friendly dinner that no one will whine about.

Greek Baked Ziti

Recipe: Greek Baked Ziti

The combination of Greek spices will make your pasta supper feel special.

Leftover Turkey Casserole

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Recipe: Leftover Turkey Casserole

Your day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers just got so much tastier than a turkey sandwich.

Homemade Baked Lasagna

Recipe: Homemade Baked Lasagna

Consider this your go-to, no-frills lasagna recipe.

Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna

SL Van Chaplin

Recipe: Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna

Store-bought sauces and frozen ravioli meet in this extra-creamy twist on lasagna.

Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

Recipe: Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

This grown-up version of mac and cheese is just as delicious as the classic recipe.

Spinach-and-Herb Pastatta

Recipe: Spinach-and-Herb Pastatta

This cross between a frittata and your usual pasta night dinner is pretty enough for Mama’s visit.

Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Recipe: Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Freshly-grated Parmesan adds the cheesy flavor to this casserole. This recipe is great for making ahead and freezing.

Sausage-Pimiento Cheese Pasta Rollups

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Recipe: Sausage-Pimiento Cheese Pasta Rollups

Pimiento cheese isn’t just for snacking. It gives this pasta rollup recipe a delicious flavor.

Did you know that you can cook pasta without a stove? It’s actually really easy to cook plain pasta in the oven. You can then add pasta to any dish that you like without being limited to having just pasta bakes.

Pasta can be enjoyed in many ways. But most pasta dishes call for precooked pasta, which can sometimes be a problem for those who don’t have a stove. Luckily, there are other alternatives to stove-cooking.

In this article, I’m going to go over how to cook plain pasta in the oven. Read on to see how you can do this yourself!

  • How to Cook Plain Pasta in the Oven
  • Tips for Cooking Plain Pasta in the Oven

To cook plain pasta in the oven, you will need some pasta and liquid. That’s it! Simply add your pasta and liquid to an oven-safe dish and cook it in a preheated oven. I will go through below what pasta and liquid you can use, the temperature you should cook at, as well as how long to cook for.

What Pasta Can You Use?

Although lasagne is well-known to be an oven-baked dish, there are no rules on what type of pasta you should use. Spaghetti, macaroni, and penne are just a few examples of pasta you can bake.

What Liquid Can You Use?

While most people find water to be the simplest liquid to use, you can use any liquid that you like to cook your pasta. You can use dilute chicken or vegetable stock for cooking, which will add a nice savory flavor to your pasta. Jars of pasta sauce also work but they will turn your pasta into a pasta bake. For a more creamy (and creative) dish, you can even use milk! Whatever you choose, you can use it cold or hot. Although you will probably get better and quicker results by using hot liquid.

Managing the amount of liquid that you add is important for oven cooking. You can afford to be less exact if you plan on draining the excess liquid. Add liquid in the amount that is suggested by the packet instructions. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it. You can do this by using oven mitts to help tip the pasta into a colander. If you don’t have one, carefully ladle out your pasta using a slotted spoon. This is a great way of getting plain pasta, which you can incorporate into dishes that are not pasta bakes, like a salad.

If you don’t want to drain off too much of the excess liquid or you want to make a saucier bake, then it is more important to get the amount of liquid right. You should add enough hot liquid to submerge your pasta fully. This is so that your pasta stays wet during the cooking process and doesn’t come out crispy. You may need to add more liquid if it is cold. For example, when using (cold) pasta sauce from a jar, you should add a jar of water to the dish for every jar of sauce used.

What About Temperature?

To cook pasta, you will need to maintain at least 80°C or 176°F in your oven. The cooler your oven is, the longer it will take for your pasta to cook. To speed up cooking times, preheat your oven to 100°C or 212°F so that your dish can stay hot but not so hot that your liquid evaporates too quickly. This is especially important if you are starting with a cold liquid.

You can speed up cooking times even more by using a kettle. Soaking pasta in hot water first is an excellent way to soften and hydrate your pasta. You can then finish the cooking process in the oven.

You don’t need high temperatures to cook pasta. But if you are making bakes that need more cooking or browning (like cheese on a pasta bake), then you’ll need to increase the temperature to make sure everything cooks off.

How Long Should You Cook For?

Unless you are cooking off other ingredients (like cheese, meat, or vegetables), cook your pasta for the time that is stated on the packet plus 10 minutes. This suggestion only works if you are using a preheated oven and hot liquid though.

If you are starting your oven from cold or using a cold liquid, then cooking can take much longer – even up to an hour. This is because the oven needs to reach cooking temperatures first before it can properly cook off your pasta. Even though it can take a long time, it leaves you free to do other things while the pasta cooks.

When the timer goes, taste your pasta. Leave it in the oven if you want it cooking for a bit longer, or drain the liquid if the pasta is done to your liking. If you don’t want to drain it but find that your pasta is still too wet, let it rest uncovered for about 15 minutes. The liquid will evaporate off and also soak into the pasta, leaving behind a hot but not-soggy pasta!

Tips for Cooking Plain Pasta in the Oven

The doneness of your pasta is probably the most difficult aspect to manage when cooking in the oven. You don’t want your pasta to be crunchy or mushy. If you are not familiar with the process, then there is a risk that you can overcook the pasta, which will come out soggy.

Unfortunately, cooking plain pasta in the oven could take a bit of trial and error, depending on the type of pasta you are cooking, the amount of it, and your oven settings. But there are some things that you can do to help make the process easier to control:

  • Cover with a tight-fitting lid or aluminum foil: Cover your dish with a tight-fitting lid or with double layers of foil. Pinch your foil around the edges of the dish to stop steam from escaping. This will help prevent excessive evaporation, which can bring down your liquid level in the dish – leaving pasta bits that jut out and get all crispy!
  • Stir your pasta: Stir your pasta in your liquid at the start of your cooking process to prevent sticking. But if you feel you need to stir some more, simply remove your dish from the oven, stir, and return to the oven.

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Ever wanted to make a delicious baked pasta dish? There are lots of ways of making one, but the most popular recipes involve a tomato-based pasta sauce and lots of cheese. Whichever version you choose to make, it is both easy and delicious. There is a trick to getting just right, however!


  • 16 ounces (450 grams) uncooked pasta (such as penne, rotini, or rigatoni)
  • 4 cups (950 milliliters) marinara sauce (homemade or purchased)
  • ½ cup (50 grams) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 15 ounces (450 grams) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (200 grams) mozzarella cheese, shredded

Makes 10 servings

  • 16 ounces (450 grams) uncooked pasta (such as penne, rotini, or rigatoni)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound (450 grams) lean ground beef
  • 26 ounces (770 milliliters) spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces (180 grams) provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1½ cups (375 grams) sour cream
  • 6 ounces (180 grams) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Pour half of the marinara sauce and half of the pasta into a lightly-greased casserole dish. Gently toss the two together until the pasta is evenly coated. Set the rest of the pasta and sauce aside; you will be using them in another layer.Use a 3-quart (2.8 liters) casserole dish.
  • Use a 3-quart (2.8 liters) casserole dish.
  • Start layering the cheese on top. Start with ¼ cup (25 grams) of Parmesan cheese, then half of the ricotta cheese. Add 1 cup (100 grams) of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat the pasta, sauce, and cheese layers. Mix the rest of the pasta and marinara sauce, and add it to the casserole dish. Sprinkle rest of the Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Cover the dish lightly with tin foil and bake it for 35 minutes. Make sure that the foil is not touching the cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Cook the pasta in salted water for 3 minutes less than the recommended time, then drain it and set it aside. You are under-cooking the pasta because it will finish cooking in the oven.
  • Brown the onion and ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Make sure that the skillet is large enough to hold the spaghetti sauce , which you will be adding later. Stir the onion and ground beef occasionally with a spatula so that they cook evenly.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce and let it simmer for 15 minutes. This will help the flavors mix and blend together. Stir occasionally so that everything cooks evenly.
  • Add half of the pasta, Provolone cheese, and sour cream into a greased baking dish. Use a spatula to spread the pasta across the bottom of the dish in a even layer, then lay all of the Provolone slices on top. Spread the sour cream on top of the Provolone cheese. You will add the rest of the pasta in another layer.Use a 9 by 13 inch (22.86 by 33.02 centimeters) baking dish.
  • Use a 9 by 13 inch (22.86 by 33.02 centimeters) baking dish.
  • Spread half of the sauce mixture on top of the sour cream. Try to spread it as evenly as possible. You are only using half now, because you will be adding the rest of it in another layer.
  • Add the rest of the pasta, mozzarella cheese, and sauce mixture. Spread the pasta across the sauce mixture first, then add the mozzarella cheese. Try to spread everything as evenly as possible. Finish off with the rest of the sauce mixture.
  • Top the dish with grated Parmesan cheese. This will be your finishing touch, and help create that final, crispy layer.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. This also allows the sauce to settle into all of the nooks and crannies of the pasta.

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  • Use olive oil while boiling the pasta if you think the water might boil over. This does not change the taste and it will reduce the risk of your water boiling over.
  • Undercook the pasta. The hot sauce and heat of the oven will cook it the rest of the way.

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Things You’ll Need

  • Medium sized pot
  • Colander (strainer)
  • Large spoon
  • 3-quart (2.8 liters) casserole dish
  • Medium sized pot
  • Colander (strainer)
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula
  • 9 by 13 inch (22.86 by 33.02 centimeters) baking dish


To make a vegetarian pasta bake, start by boiling and draining the pasta. Next, pour half of the marinara sauce and half of the pasta into a casserole dish, toss them together until the pasta is evenly coated, and top it with a layer of cheese. Then, add another layer of pasta and sauce and finish with a final layer of cheese. Cover the dish with foil and bake the casserole for 35 minutes at 350°F. Lastly, remove the foil and bake the casserole for 10-15 more minutes until the cheese is bubbly! For tips on making a non-vegetarian pasta bake, read on!

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These baked pasta recipes are so delicious. They’d even make your Italian grandmother proud.

And if you don’t have an Italian grandmother, that’s okay, too. They’re bound to make someone’s Italian grandmother proud!

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Joking aside, these 25 baked pasta recipes have it all. They’re cheesy, saucy, garlicky, and everything in between.

Some are overflowing with meaty goodness while others are vegetarian-friendly.

There’s ziti, tortellini, spaghetti, and more. If it uses pasta and goes in the oven, there’s probably a version of it on this list.

So check it out and get ready for something delicious!

Primavera Pasta Bake (No-Boil)

Ever have those days when you’re in a hurry but still want a hearty, satisfying meal?

Of course, you do! We all have those days, probably more often than we’d like.

The next time you have one, this primavera pasta bake is the perfect solution!

There’s no need to boil the pasta ahead of time. Instead, just mix it and bake.

Plus, it’s loaded with fresh veggies and smothered in cheese. What could be better?

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake

Do you love shrimp scampi? Do you also love a good pasta bake? Why not mix the two?

Doing so will give you an amazing and easy dish to please your taste buds.

It’s definitely something you’ll want to make time and time again!

Ragu Lasagna

Love lasagna but hate how complicated it is to make? This easy, six-ingredient recipe simplifies things for you.

It features layers of tender noodles, meaty sauce, and three different cheeses. It’s just as good as any lasagna you’ve had, but it takes half the work.

It requires only 10 minutes of prep work. So it’s easy to see why this one is a family favorite.

Though perhaps not as well-known as baked spaghetti, baked ravioli is incredible.

Start with whatever ravioli you like best. (Four cheese, lobster, spinach, beef, etc.)

Then, smother it in well-seasoned marinara with succulent chunks of beef. Top all that off with two types of cheese and some fresh basil.

Bake it for less than half an hour, and you’re all set. Ooey, gooey, meaty, and cheesy, this ravioli is the stuff.

Cheesy Beef and Macaroni Casserole

Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food. This cheesy beef and macaroni casserole takes it to a whole new level.

With layers of pasta, beef, and cheese, it’s sure to hit the spot.

Additionally, it’s easy to make, and you can tailor it to your liking. What are you waiting for? Dig in!

Pizza Pasta Bake

Do you genuinely love Italian food? If so, choosing between pizza and pasta can be a real challenge.

With this pizza pasta bake, you’ll never have to choose again.

It’s the best of both worlds with pepperoni, cheese, pasta, ground beef, and more.

I thought I loved tortellini. Then I tried baked tortellini and realized I was just fooling myself. Don’t get me wrong; stovetop tortellini is super yummy.

However, baking it with onions, ground beef, and two kinds of cheese makes it so much better.

The gooey cheese topping is terrific. Additionally, the dish is just heartier when cooked this way.

If you want something tasty and filling, this recipe is a must-try.

Veggie Lover’s Baked Rigatoni

This veggie-packed pasta dish is garlicky and cheesy. You can alter the flavor a lot by using different sauces.

With a mushroom-flavored sauce, it has a rich, warm, somewhat earthy flavor. For something brighter and zestier, use a tomato-based sauce instead.

If you’re in the mood for something decadent, alfredo sauces also work well.

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

The homemade alfredo sauce from this recipe is insanely good.

I’m warning you now, though. If you make it once, store-bought Alfredo will never suffice again.

Even so, I still recommend using it. It’s just too fantastic not to try. I love this chicken baked ziti, but the sauce is the star of the show.

Best Baked Manicotti

Want to eat manicotti like a Soprano? This recipe can make that happen.

Its tender noodles, creamy filling, and robust sauce would make Tony Soprano proud.

(Don’t worry, you’re sure to love it, too.)

Weeknight Baked Gnocchi

This hearty, comforting dish takes less than an hour to make. It also features easy-to-find ingredients and simple steps in the recipe.

The gnocchi has the typical gnocchi texture that makes it so awesome. Additionally, the beefy, flavorful sauce and rich cheeses are scrumptious.

It’s sure to become a fast favorite with everyone in the family.

Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni

This bright, cheesy dish is colorful and perfect for spring.

It uses just four ingredients for the pasta, though the homemade pesto requires more.

It’s garlicky and full of garden-fresh flavor. Plus, it’s naturally vegetarian-friendly, as well.

Baked Penne Alla Vodka

This recipe’s author calls it “grown-up spaghetti-O’s,” which is a great description. The penne pasta is a bit larger than the traditional O’s.

However, the cheesy, tomato flavor is spot-on. The vodka gives it that particular twang that makes spaghetti-O’s so distinctive.

Either way, if you still enjoy that childhood favorite, you’ll love this dish, too.

Patti LaBelle’s Macaroni and Cheese

If you’ve never had Patti LaBelle’s mac-n-cheese, you need to try it now. And this recipe is the perfect replica.

Ms. LaBelle is more than a musical superstar. She’s also a queen in the kitchen. And her mac-n-cheese is the best mac-n-cheese you’ll ever eat.

Best Ever Bolognese Pasta Bake

The bolognese pasta bake is the perfect pasta for meat lovers. It’s thick, creamy, and full of beef and cheese.

Every bite is flavorful, and the mascarpone adds the perfect amount of kick.

It’s an indulgent treat that takes less than an hour to make.

So don’t be surprised if it becomes a regular part of your weekly dinner rotation.

Easy Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable lasagna is the one recipe everyone in my family can agree is delicious.

Even die-hard meat lovers get excited when it’s on the table.

It features the same tender noodles and robust sauce as traditional lasagna.

However, the lack of meat means it’s less heavy and greasy. Instead, it has a clean, garden-fresh flavor.

And all the spices that make lasagna so good are still there.

There’s plenty of garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. You won’t miss anything in this tasty meal.

Spicy Sausage Pasta Bake

Do you prefer your food to have a little bite to it? If so, you’ll love this spicy, flavorful dish.

It’s a lot like many of the recipes on this list. It features noodles, sauce, cheese, meat, and herbs.

That extra bit of spice makes all the difference, though. It won’t set your mouth on fire or anything.

However, you definitely want to keep your drink nearby.

Easy Cheesy Rigatoni Pie

You’re going to love the way this pasta dish looks. It’s the classic cheesy rigatoni dish you know and love. However, it looks so much more exciting!

Instead of pouring the rigatoni in all willy-nilly, you’ll stand it upright. Then, you coat it in sauce and cheeses.

You won’t believe a simple, five-ingredient dish can look (and taste) so good.

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake

The result is a rich, flavorful dish that’s hard to beat. If you want a savory meal that’ll wow a crowd, give this pasta bake a try.

(All that spinach is good for you, too!)

Baked feta pasta is light, zesty, and spectacularly creamy. It features juicy, bright cherry tomatoes and tangy feta cheese.

There’s also just enough garlic and basil to provide herby undertones.

Best of all, you can whip it up in 40 minutes with just eight ingredients. It’s perfect for a filling weeknight meal when you’re busy.

Kick your spaghetti up a notch with a crispy, gooey cheese layer on top.

Baked spaghetti has everything you love about traditional spaghetti and more.

If you haven’t had this supremely cheesy dish, you’re missing out.

Give it a try the next you’re craving spaghetti. You won’t be disappointed.

Penne Pasta Bake

If you don’t have any spaghetti noodles on hand, use penne pasta instead.

This recipe tastes almost exactly like baked spaghetti. However, it uses different noodles.

Both options taste incredible, though. It’s just a matter of which noodles you like best (or have in your cupboard).

Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

Anyone who’s ever had chicken parm can tell you how fantastic it is. This dish mixes chicken parmesan with baked ziti for something even better.

It features juicy, succulent chicken and gooey melted cheese. With only six ingredients, it has an exceptional amount of flavor.

Seafood Lasagna

Need a tasty and impressive dish to serve at your next party? If so, this is it!

This seafood lasagna is the ideal dish for seafood lovers. It’s packed with fresh seafood and creamy cheese and is downright delicious.

San Giorgio Baked Ziti

This hearty ziti dish uses fewer than ten ingredients and is ready in 45 minutes. It’s full of meat, cheese, and sauce and tastes phenomenal.

Unlike many pasta dishes, it doesn’t rely heavily on seasonings for flavor. There’s some basil in the mix, but that’s about it.

Everything else comes from the meat, sauce, and cheese.

And believe it or not, that’s all it requires. This one is so good that it doesn’t need a ton of extra herbs for flavor.

For comfort food the whole family will devour, try these baked pasta recipes. From ziti to penne to lasagna, you can’t go wrong with these easy dishes.

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a baked pasta recipe in 30 minutes or less!

Baked spaghetti is a simple, yet deliciously filling, dinner for the whole family. Made with noodles, ground beef, sauce, and plenty of gooey cheese, it’s the definition of comfort food. For an even creamier version that will remind you more of lasagna, add extra dairy, like cottage cheese and sour cream. Don’t forget to save the leftovers!

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