Yummy dinner ideas don’t get much better than our baked pasta recipes. Weeknight dinner ideas can be hard to come by, after a busy day at work.
So, what could be more comforing than a bowl of creamy pasta bake?
Baked Pasta Recipes
You know that pasta is a quintessentially Italian dish. And you know how delicious and satisfying it is, to site down to a wonderful hot, cheesy pasta bake.
Our selection of baked pasta recipes are filled with the delights of Italian cuisine.
Which pasta shape do you find most appealing? The wonderfully named Ziti, or, the heavenly rolls of rigatoni?
I always find an Alfredo bake to be particularly satisfying.
But, the Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake is so creamy and cheesy that you will yearn for a trip to Italy.
Furthermore, pasta dishes are all fairly healthy. And you have the satisfaction of knowing you have produced a delicious homemade dinner.
Cheesy Ziti Pasta Casserole
Jessica has come up with a really simple recipe for a cheesy ziti pasta casserole.
Her recipe uses ingredients you probably have in your pantry and I think you will love this easy pasta dinner.
This is kept quick and easy by using ready-made pasta sauce from the local store.
Baked Rigatoni Bolognese
I know that bolognese sauce is Italian. But, I didn’t know that the Italians call this minced beef dish ragù alla bolognese.
The recipe for ragù originated in the city of Bologna, hence the name that we are familiar with.
Rigatoni is a really easy dish to prepare and a good bowl of rigatoni will easily feed a hungry family.
Chicken Alfredo Bake
An Italian Alfredo dish use penne pasta in a, usually, creamy cheese sauce. And this chicken Alfredo bake does just that.
You will love this hearty pasta dish because your family will wolf it down and be clamouring for more.
Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian dish for good reason. It is delicious and nutritious and your family will be keen to sit down to a healthy home-cooked dinner.
Chicken Pesto Pasta
When you hanker after some creamy comfort food. This chicken pesto pasta will fit the bill admirably.
What could be more appetising than these whole wheat pasta noodles combined with golden sautéed chicken and a burst of colour from the fresh cherry tomatoes?
The bright basil pesto sauce adds a zingy taste of sunshine.
Baked Spaghetti Baked Pasta Recipes
You know that any dish with pasta and minced beef is going to be a family-friendly dinner-time treat. This baked spaghetti is exactly that.
Baked Spaghetti is the perfect make-ahead meal for busy parents. Take it from the freezer and throw it in the oven for a couple of hours. Dinner is served!
However, you must hope that you made enough. Your kids will keep coming back for more.
Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake
I love healthy spinach. And I love it even more with the creamy ricotta in this delicious pasta bake. Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake, fresh from the oven with the melted cheese bubbling on top. Heaven!
But, there is also the advantage of preparing in advance. For an easy, no-fuss weeknight meal.
Furthermore, it is often the simplest recipes that turn out to be the tastiest meals.
Chicken Ranch Baked Pasta Recipes
Ranch dressing is an American salad dressing of buttermilk with herbs and spices. It is used to flavour this Chicken Ranch Pasta Bake to produce a creamy, flavoursome dish.
Here, chicken and bacon form the basis for a delicious casserole meal. Topped with lovely, gooey mozzarella cheeseand seasoned with rockin’ ranch dressing.