50 Baked Pasta Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better meal than baked pasta. It hits all the right notes: crispy, gooey, warm, filling and cheesy. Is there a better way to enjoy dinner? (Spoiler: There isn’t.) Preheat your oven and prepare yourself for a comfort food feast with these 50 delicious (and totally easy) baked pasta recipes.

27 Simple Pasta Recipes Anyone Can Master

1. The Ultimate Pasta Pie

It looks super impressive, but it’s actually a cinch to assemble.

2. Baked Gnocchi With Sausage, Kale And Pesto

The kale in this dish by Coterie member Maria Litchy makes it virtuous. (Right?)

3. Pastitsio

Aka Greek-style lasagna stuffed with lamb and topped with béchamel. Sign us up.

4. Easy One-pan Baked Ziti

This effortless classic comes together in just an hour.

5. Baked Gnocchi With Tomatoes And Mozzarella

We love gnocchi, especially when it’s ready in 30 minutes.

6. Rigatoni Broccoli Rabe Bake

Psst…there’s red wine in the sauce.

7. Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake With Kale And Buttered Pecans

That pumpkin sauce tastes decadent, but it's healthier than you think. (It gets its creaminess from cottage cheese.)

8. Roasted Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

It’s as amazing as it sounds.

9. Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake

We love the addition of fresh greens.

10. Baked Mac-and-cheese Bites

Just trade the skillet for a muffin pan. Helloooo, crispy edges.

11. Ravioli Lasagna

Whether you use ravioli stuffed with meat, ricotta or mushrooms, one thing's for sure: The kids are going to ask for seconds.

12. Spicy Pumpkin And Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells

The vodka sauce is spiked with basil pesto and pumpkin purée.

13. Sneaky Veggie Gluten-free Mac And Cheese

You had us at pecan breadcrumbs.

14. Ranch Buffalo Pasta Bake

Sorry, mozzarella. Cheddar has this one covered.

15. Instant Pot Vegetable Lasagna With Vegan Basil Ricotta

Chalk the vegan ricotta up to extra-firm tofu, nutritional yeast and miso paste.

16. Ina Garten's Baked Pasta With Tomatoes And Eggplant

Would the Barefoot Contessa ever lead you astray?

17. Spinach And Three-cheese Stuffed Shells

Loaded with Italian sausage and roasted red bell peppers.

18. Cheesy White And Green Spinach Lasagna

Skip the tomato sauce—this dish is all about the fluffy ricotta, melted cheese and béchamel sauce.

19. Butternut Squash Lasagna

Presenting, your guide to making a decadent baked pasta dish...minus the actual pasta.

20. One-pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake

Your favorite cozy soup gets a carby makeover. (Did we mention the recipe calls for vino?)

21. One-pot, 30-minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

This dish uses ingredients you might not expect, like goat cheese and red enchilada sauce.

22. Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta

Count on your kids begging for this dish at least once a week.

23. Saucy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

It'd look pretty damn great on your Thanksgiving table.

24. Buffalo Chicken Pasta

It cooks in just a half hour on the stove, but we'll definitely be popping it in the oven for a few minutes to get the top brown and crispy.

25. Mac And Cheese With Crispy Parmesan-phyllo Crust

Go the extra mile and roll the phyllo into tiny rosettes for a wow-worthy finished product.

26. Green Goddess Lasagna

Even veggie-haters won't mind the green peppers, cremini mushrooms or asparagus, since they're tucked under goat cheese, mozzarella and béchamel.

27. Baked Rigatoni Pasta

It doesn't get more classic than this meat sauce, made with both beef and Italian sausage.

28. Baked Pasta With Spinach And Ricotta

Featuring three kinds of cheese—and the best use of frozen spinach we've ever seen.

29. Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

Dinner for eight in under an hour? Impressive.

30. Baked Ziti With Roasted Vegetables

Let's call a spade a spade. Cauliflower can do anything.

31. Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Want to know a shortcut? Use frozen breaded chicken tenders to save time.

32. Baked Pasta With Ground Turkey

Whole wheat pasta and lean ground turkey make up for all that ooey-gooey mozzarella.

33. Southern Baked Macaroni And Cheese

Sharp cheddar, Gruyere and Manchego? We'll be having seconds (and thirds).

34. Enchilada Pasta

Complete with corn kernels, black beans, enchilada sauce and lots of Monterey Jack.

35. Baked Spaghetti

We've never met a Bolognese we didn't like.

36. Butternut Squash Parmesan

We'll take extra pine nuts, please.

37. Baked Sausage And Cheese Rigatoni

The jarred marinara can be our little secret.

38. Baked Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

Want to make it vegan? Swap cream cheese for hummus, heavy cream for coconut cream and Parmesan for nutritional yeast.

39. Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

A delicious far cry from the gloopy concoction you were served as a kid.

40. Caramelized Onion Spinach Chicken Pasta Bake

Sure, it's packed with protein. But we're really in it for the garlic-Parmesan sauce.

41. Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti

There's nothing diet-friendly about this, but we're totally OK with that.

42. Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac And Cheese

Might we suggest topping it off with crispy baked pumpkin seeds?

43. Vegetable Skillet Lasagna

Spiralize the carrots and zucchini to make your own vegetable noodles.

44. Baked Ziti With Spinach And Mushrooms

Best part? The ziti cooks in the skillet with the rest of the ingredients—no boiling required.

45. Taco Chili Pasta Bake

Canned ingredients make cooking dinner a breeze, and this recipe calls for creamed corn, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans and green chiles.

46. Cheesy Baked Macaroni With White Beans And Bacon

Chopped basil and oregano give this dish the touch of freshness it needs.

47. Baked Pesto Bucatini With Burst Tomatoes

The pesto is made with traditional basil and pine nuts, but you can really use any greens or nuts that you have.

48. Melted Zucchini Baked Ziti

Because yes, summer pasta bakes are a thing.

49. Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

Two comfort food titans, one decadent dinner.


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...