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20 Cozy and Comforting Pasta Bake Recipes

FEBRUARY 22, 2023
20 Cozy and Comforting Pasta Bake Recipes
Get ready to cozy up with some of the most comforting pasta bake recipes out there! We've rounded up our best comforting pasta bakes that will make you forget all your troubles and just enjoy a bowl of goodness. From traditional Italian classics to unique takes, these comforting pasta bakes will be sure to please everyone in your family. We've got recipes that are simple and easy to follow, as well as more elaborate ones that take a little bit more time and effort. So depending on what sort of mood you're in, you'll be able to find a pasta bake recipe that fits the bill. Enjoy these cheesy, saucy and delicious pasta bakes for a convenient weeknight dinner, or a hearty and comforting meal on a cool evening.
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Healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

This Healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake is easy to make, balanced and delicious. Made with whole grain spaghetti, no-sugar-added pasta sauce, lean ground turkey & with veggies added, it makes a great meal prep meal or weeknight dinner option! Also makes great leftovers for work lunches & easy to custo...
6
456
22
50 min
TOTAL TIME
490
CALORIES
$2.24
PER SERVING
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Healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake
Jordo's World

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

This healthy buffalo chicken pasta bake is the BEST. It's creamy with a little spice and whole lot of flavor! It's quick, easy, and will be your new favorite dinner recipe.
189
1,495
168
25 min
TOTAL TIME
521
CALORIES
$2.56
PER SERVING
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake
Go Usto

3 Cheese Veg-Packed Pasta Bake

Pack your pasta sauce with courgette before layering up with not one, but three cheeses: cheddar, mozzarella and grated Italian hard for that bit of tang. With 2 of your 5-a-day, this tasty, wholesome bake is the perfect midweeker!
6
25 min
TOTAL TIME
711
CALORIES
$4.06
PER SERVING
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3 Cheese Veg-Packed Pasta Bake
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One Skillet Pasta Bake with Broccoli and White Cheese Sauce

Make this delicious vegetarian broccoli pasta bake with homemade white cheese sauce in one skillet. No need to pre-boil your pasta! Prep is a breeze and dinner is ready in 40 minutes! 
1
87
40 min
TOTAL TIME
959
CALORIES
$2.29
PER SERVING
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One Skillet Pasta Bake with Broccoli and White Cheese Sauce
Nourish and Fete

Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

Deliver a cozy and satisfying family dinner with this easy baked ground turkey pasta recipe. You'll love the tender penne tossed in a flavorful sauce of zippy tomatoes, lean turkey, and an Italian herb blend.
3
55 min
TOTAL TIME
421
CALORIES
$1.59
PER SERVING
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Ground Turkey Pasta Bake
Walder Wellness

Healthy Tuna Tomato Pasta Bake

This healthy tuna tomato pasta bake is packed with protein and vegetables. It's like a cheesy tuna melt, in a pasta casserole format! Easy, nutritious, and great for the whole family.
1
45 min
TOTAL TIME
1001
CALORIES
$4.13
PER SERVING
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Healthy Tuna Tomato Pasta Bake
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Cooklist AI

Savory Beef and Cheesy Pasta Bake

Looking for a mouthwatering, family-friendly dinner option? Our Savory Beef and Cheesy Pasta Bake combines deliciously seasoned beef with tender pasta and a rich, creamy cheese blend. Perfect for busy evenings, this budget-friendly casserole is a tasty favorite that you'll want to cook up again and ...
3
45 min
TOTAL TIME
499
CALORIES
$1.28
PER SERVING
Savory Beef and Cheesy Pasta Bake
Directions
8 STEPS
1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2
Cook the pasta shells according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
3
In a large skillet, cook the ground beef with garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil until browned and crumbled.
4
To the skillet, add the cooked pasta, tomato soup, water, and half of the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
5
Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.
6
Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
7
Remove the foil, and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
8
Serve warm and enjoy. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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This Silly Girl's Kitchen

Pizza Pasta Bake

When it comes to two favorite meals there is nothing like mashing them together to get this Pizza Pasta Bake! A quick and easy recipe the whole family will enjoy.
4
74
45 min
TOTAL TIME
548
CALORIES
$1.40
PER SERVING
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Pizza Pasta Bake
Taste of Home

Italian Pasta Bake

I love to make this pasta bake whenever I need to bring a dish to pass. Fresh tomatoes add a nice touch that's missing from most other meat, pasta and tomato casseroles.—Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
16
26,582
33,347
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
566
CALORIES
$2.45
PER SERVING
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Italian Pasta Bake
Two Peas and Their Pod

Sheet Pan Pasta Bake with Chicken and Kale

This easy sheet pan pasta bake with chicken and kale is a weeknight dinner favorite! 
13
25,440
305
35 min
TOTAL TIME
746
CALORIES
$2.36
PER SERVING
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Sheet Pan Pasta Bake with Chicken and Kale
Cravings ot a Lunatic

Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake with Sausage and Peppers

This Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake with Sausage and Peppers is the perfect simple recipe for busy nights. Easy to make, impossible to resist!
3
67
40 min
TOTAL TIME
751
CALORIES
$2.49
PER SERVING
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Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake with Sausage and Peppers
Half Baked Harvest

Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake

Pasta tossed with slowly roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, burrata cheese, and prosciutto. All baked until the cheese is melty and the prosciutto extra crisp!
99
41,452
92
45 min
TOTAL TIME
857
CALORIES
$4.31
PER SERVING
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Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake
Peas and Crayons

Creamy Broccoli Tortellini Pasta Bake

This Creamy Broccoli Tortellini Pasta Bake makes an tasty weeknight dinner any day of the week. My whole family loves this easy vegetarian meal!
5
1,602
37
35 min
TOTAL TIME
722
CALORIES
$3.78
PER SERVING
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Creamy Broccoli Tortellini Pasta Bake
Simply Delicious

Creamy mushroom pasta bake

This creamy mushroom pasta bake is the perfect comforting vegetarian casserole for easy weeknight dinners. Make ahead and freeze for no-fuss meals!
82
6,300
46
35 min
TOTAL TIME
724
CALORIES
$2.80
PER SERVING
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Creamy mushroom pasta bake
BuzzFeed

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: olive oil, chicken breasts, salt, pepper, garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, penne pasta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, fresh parsley
7,327
28,240
5,402
50 min
TOTAL TIME
1437
CALORIES
$3.61
PER SERVING
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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake Recipe by Tasty
Krolls Korner

Cream Cheese Pasta Bake

This Cream Cheese Pasta Bake is a simple recipe made by oven roasting a block of cream cheese with cherry tomatoes and a few other basic ingredients to create a creamy, flavorful sauce!
175
21,822
24
604
CALORIES
$2.57
PER SERVING
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Cream Cheese Pasta Bake
The Home Cook's Kitchen

Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta Bake

This Italian sausage and kale pasta bake is the perfect dinner for two! A cheesy pasta skillet bake, sized just right for two, loaded with Italian sausage and kale is on the table in just 35 minutes! This delicious dinner for two is simple to make and clean up is a breeze.
1
1,243
6
35 min
TOTAL TIME
868
CALORIES
$3.21
PER SERVING
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Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta Bake
Wandercooks

Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

With a crispy, cheesy crust, fried bacon and broccolini, this Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake will impress. A comforting Australian weeknight meal you can make ahead of time!
2
90
7
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
692
CALORIES
$3.07
PER SERVING
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Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake
A Spicy Perspective

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

This comforting dish is loaded with creamy Italian cheeses and precooked chicken for an easy recipe that's perfect to enjoy on a busy weeknight, or for making ahead and freezing!
2
132
13
45 min
TOTAL TIME
452
CALORIES
$1.36
PER SERVING
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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake
Food Dolls

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta Bake

Make this Parmesan Lemon Garlic Pasta in one pan for the easiest, creamiest, most delicious comfort food you'll ever create. No boiling required!
8
30,853
20
52 min
TOTAL TIME
749
CALORIES
$2.14
PER SERVING
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Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta Bake
Pasta Bake FAQ
What ingredients do I need for a basic Pasta Bake?
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