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!
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!
1. 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?
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. Baked Ravioli
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.
5. 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!
6. 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.
7. Baked Tortellini
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.)
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake
This delightful bake uses several ingredients. Don’t let that scare you away, though. The recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t take long to make.
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!)
20. Baked Feta Pasta
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.
21. Baked Spaghetti
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.
22. 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).
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
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