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    The 35 BEST Baked Pasta Recipes

    There’s just something so comforting about a hearty pasta bake fresh out of the oven. These Baked Pasta casseroles are always beloved by young and old alike.

    That’s why we decided to compile this list of easy Baked Pasta Recipes for you from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    You’ll find classic baked pastas like lasagna, stuffed shells and mac and cheese, as well as some unique variations like seafood lasagna and pizza casserole. How fun!

    Bake your way through all of these great pasta dishes. You and your family are going to love them!

    The 35 BEST Baked Pasta Recipes.

    The Best Baked Pasta Recipes

    1. Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!

    Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!

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    2. Johnny Marzetti

    Who is Johnny Marzetti? One hearty and nostalgic American casserole, that’s who. You might call him by another name, but you know this one!

    Tender pasta, Italian sausage and ground beef in a rich tomato sauce and covered in cheese. Great family friendly meal!

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    3. Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    We just love this Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole. It has the same great flavors of a chicken pot pie, but swaps out the crust for tender bow tie pasta. This is real comfort food!

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    4. Tortellini al Forno

    This Tortellini al Forno recipe is inspired by the popular Olive Garden dish. Plump, tender tortellini smothered in an amazing creamy sauce that’s enhanced by bacon and a variety of cheeses.

    This tortellini and cheese sauce dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes, and tastes thoroughly gourmet.

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    5. Lasagna

    Everyone’s favorite Italian casserole… Lasagna! Meat, sauce and cheese layered in between tender lasagna noodles sheets makes for the ultimate comfort food!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    6. Stuffed Shells

    Stuffed Shells is a delicious baked pasta dish you can make for dinner any night. These Italian stuffed pasta shells are baked together in a tomato sauce with plenty of cheese to make an easy casserole. The perfect family dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    7. Caprese Pasta Bake

    Caprese Pasta Bake has all the flavors you love in caprese salad like mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, al baked into a beautiful pasta casserole. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ littlesunnykitchen

    8. Chicken Alfredo Bake

    This chicken alfredo bake has a super creamy and delicious homemade alfredo sauce and gets topped with mozzarella cheese. Buon appetito!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

    Here is the Greek answer to lasagna, Pastitsio. Here, noodles are topped with a thick, cinnamon laced, beef and tomato sauce. Then the dish is finished off with a thick Béchamel sauce and baked to decadent perfection. Simply awesome!

    It is a classic Greek comfort food, much loved and definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    10. Meatball Baked Ziti

    Another great casserole, this Baked Ziti is loaded with meatballs and studded with burrata cheese. It’s a crowd pleaser every single time!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    11. Seafood Lasagna

    This Seafood Lasagna recipe is the ultimate seafood comfort meal. Pasta is layered with crab meat, scallops, shrimp and more in a creamy and cheesy sauce. All seafood lovers need to try out this super tasty and easy recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    12. Three Cheese Manicotti

    Now this is a hearty meal! Manicotti stuffed with three types of cheese, topped with tomato sauce and more cheese then baked to perfection. This is a great company dinner or meal prep contender.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    13. Pesto Baked Rigatoni

    Pesto Baked Rigatoni pasta is so easy and tasty at the same time. It’s made with rigatoni pasta, fresh creamy pesto sauce, little heirloom tomatoes and cheese baked to perfection.

    And that’s it, your pasta is ready to serve. It’s a delicious comfort food loved by all!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    14. Baked Mac and Cheese

    Take your favorite comfort food side dish to a new level with this Baked Mac & Cheese. Tender macaroni noodles are drenched in a creamy homemade cheese sauce, then everything is topped with a panko-parmesan crust and baked to perfection!

    Get the Recipe @ thechunkychef

    15. Chicken Florentine Pasta Bake

    Chicken Florentine is a dish inspired by Florence, Italy, with chicken, artichoke hearts, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. This baked pasta version adds in rotini and makes an incredible dish!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Mexican Pasta Bake

    Take your pasta night south of the border with this Mexican Pasta Bake. Loaded with cheese, chorizo sausage, enchilada sauce and more, it’s one of the most unique baked pasta recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ soupaddict

    17. Roasted Vegetable Baked Penne

    This roasted veggie baked penne has a great homemade tomato sauce, plenty of fresh veggies, and it all get topped with melty cheese. YUMMM!

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    18. Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole

    Cheesy Beef Tortellini Enchilada Casserole is a great twist on taco pasta, and it only requires 4 ingredients!

    This food fusion combines enchilada flavors and pillows of cheese tortellini for a quick recipe you’ll keep coming back to.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Italian Sausage Manicotti

    This Italian Sausage Manicotti recipe is a hearty and cheesy Italian meal that will always be a hit with both kids and adults alike. One of our favorite baked pasta recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    20. Chicken Tetrazzini

    You’re going to love how easy it is to put together this family friendly chicken and mushroom casserole.

    It takes only 15 minutes to prep and the rest of the work will be done by your trusty oven. Great one pot meal for everybody to enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ lilluna

    21. Baked Penne with Meatballs

    Baked penne with meatballs is a super easy one pan meal. Simply put everything in your baking dish and let your oven do the rest. The whole family will love this penne recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ girlgonegourmet

    22. Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole

    You can never go wrong with baked pasta. This million dollar spaghetti casserole is tender pasta tossed in a hearty meat sauce, then layered with four types of cheese and baked to golden brown perfection.

    A comfort food classic that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    23. Penne alla Vodka Pasta Baked

    Vodka sauce is a tomato based sauce that gets enhanced with cream, red chili flakes, and a touch of vodka.

    It goes great in this baked penne dish.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    24. Kielbasa Pasta Bake

    Kielbasa Pasta is a hearty and delicious casserole dinner to make any day of the week. The recipe is a healthier and lighter version of classic comfort food, as it uses turkey kielbasa. This pasta bake comes together quickly and can be prepared ahead of time for a tasty family dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ thereciperebel

    25. Baked Ravioli

    The kids are going to love this baked ravioli. It’s smothered in a meaty sauces, topped with plenty of cheese, then baked to perfection. YUMMM!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    26. Orzo Frittata with Spinach and Feta

    This Orzo Frittata with Spinach and Feta recipe is super dish with Mediterranean inspired flavors. This versatile dish is great any time of day, from breakfast to dinner, and everything in between!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    27. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    Chicken parmesan is a classic Italian comfort food. The breaded chicken breast is covered with a homemade marinara, and melted cheese. So good…

    Just add in pasta and you have a hearty casserole.

    Get the Recipe @ thecozycook

    28. White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

    A great variation on your favorite Italian casserole, this White Chicken and Spinach Lasagna features tender chicken layered with noodles and a creamy spinach sauce and plenty of melty cheese. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ lucremedelacrumb

    29. Pizza Casserole

    Feel like a pizza but don’t have pizza crust? Try pizza casserole. This crowd pleaser includes tender penne pasta, browned meat, pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, and cheese smothered in marinara sauce… So yummm. Pizza night with a twist! 🙂

    Get the Recipe @ lovefromtheoven

    30. Lasagna Roll Ups

    Lasagna roll ups are a fun and innovative way to cook your favorite lasagna. They have all the flavors you love, and they also make great meal prep.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    31. Seafood Gratin Pasta Bake

    This Creamy Seafood Gratin Bake is pure decadence! The seafood of your choice tossed with noodles in a creamy sauce and topped with a crispy parmesan panko topping. This easy pasta recipe is sure to impress.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    32. Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells

    Go beyond Italian flavors with these Cheesy Taco Stuffed Shells are packed with taco seasoned meat, salsa and cheddar cheese. They’re an easy crowd pleasing meal that can be prepped ahead of time.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    33. Ground Beef Casserole

    Ground beef casserole is a simple and classic recipe the whole family will love. Ground beef, penne and tomato sauce topped with melty cheddar cheese and baked to perfection!

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    34. Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna

    This is for all if the pumpkin lovers! This fall, make that lasagna extra special by layering creamy pumpkin sauce and cheesy sausage. This will become your favorite savory pumpkin recipe in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ lifemadesimplebakes

    35. Baked Feta Pasta

    We’re wrapping up this list with a recipe that went viral on TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest. Baked Feta pasta. It’s such a simple thing to whip up by baking feta cheese with some cherry tomatoes, a few herbs and any of your favorite oil. You can have it with pasta, gnocchi or zoodles. All yum…

    Get the Recipe @ lifemadesweeter

    So there you go, thirty five delicious baked pasta recipes. Don’t they all look so warm and comforting? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

    Save or pin this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    35 BEST Baked Pastas

    This collection of hearty and delicious Baked Pasta Recipes are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters! We especially love this Johnny Marzetti casserole:


    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
    • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (we used large elbows)
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 6 oz mushrooms, chopped
    • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
    • 2 14 oz cans tomato sauce
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp dried thyme
    • 2 tsp dried basil
    • 1.5 Tbsp sugar
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • Salt to taste


      1. Grease the skillet with olive oil and sauté chopped onions on medium high heat till they get soft, about 2-3 minutes.
      2. Stir in chopped bell peppers, mushrooms and garlic and combine well. Cook till the veggies get a little soft, about 3-4 minutes.
      3. Add in beef and sausage. Crumble with a spatula and add a little salt as it cooks. Cook till the meat is brown in color with no more pink, about 5 minutes.
      4. Add in diced tomatoes along with tomato sauce and Italian herbs and combine well. Simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
      5. Cook macaroni according to the package instructions. You want it cooked al dente, as it continues cooking in the oven.
      6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
      7. Mix half of mixed grated cheese into the meat sauce. Stir in cooked macaroni and mix well.
      8. Sprinkle remaining grated cheese on top of the assembled casserole. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.
      9. Bake for 40-45 minutes in preheated oven.
      10. Remove from oven and rest for 5-8 minutes before serving it up.


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