Best ever pasta bake recipes

Warming pasta bakes can feed the whole family with a handful of ingredients and minimal effort. Full of flavour and super-simple, you'll love our best ever pasta bakes.

The words 'pasta bake' conjure up thoughts of rich and warming comfort food. They can be filled with seafood, seasonal veg and of course, cheesy goodness. Our best ever recipes are designed to be easy to make, filling and above all, delicious. Your pasta prayers have been answered!

Crab mac 'n' cheese bake

Crab mac 'n' cheese bake

This is an indulgent twist on a classic pasta bake, packed with sustainable shellfish. Our crab mac 'n' cheese bake is well worth the effort of preparing the crab so if you're looking for something a little bit special, this is the bake for you. 

Try these other classic mac 'n' cheese recipes:
Beer mac 'n' cheese
Green bean mac 'n' cheese

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

This sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake is a thrifty bake you can make ahead and freeze for a mid-week meal. A creamy tomato sauce, hearty sausage meat and spinach combo makes this comforting recipe an ideal budget family meal.

Try out these other sausage pasta bakes:

Rigatoni sausage bake
Chorizo & pepper lasagne

Easy pesto lasagne

Easy pesto lasagne

This easy pesto lasagne is packed with spinach and peas with a creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce and crunchy pine nut and Parmesan topping. Everyone will want a slice of this green and herby masterpiece.

Try these pesto bakes:

Cheesy tuna pesto pasta
Courgette & basil pasta

Tofu & spinach cannelloni

Tofu & spinach cannelloni

This terrific tofu & spinach cannelloni recipe is healthy, low calorie and uses the vegetarian's go-to substitute - tofu. It's also a freezable bake so you can batch bake for the days ahead.

Try these veggie bakes:

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake
Cheat's gooey pasta bake

Ricotta & rocket pasta pockets

Ricotta & rocket pasta pockets

These impressive looking ricotta & rocket pasta pockets are a lighter option for a veggie dinner. With just six ingredients, if you fancy a simple supper you can make from storecupboard ingredients and have on the table in 30 minutes, look no further. 

Try these speedy bakes:

Crusty pasta & broccoli bake
Fiorentina baked pasta

Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

Tomato & mozzarella spaghetti bake

Taking the classic flavour combination of tomato and mozzarella, this pasta bake uses spaghetti to make a simple weeknight supper. Our spaghetti bake couldn't be simpler. 

Try these spaghetti bakes:

Linguine & pesto frittata
Spaghetti omelette

Courgette & orzo bake

Courgette & orzo bake

This rice-like pasta is often used in summery salads and soups, but also works brilliantly as a pasta bake base. Baked baby courgettes and a breadcrumb topping give our courgette & orzo bake a great balance of textures, while the garlic, veg stock and white wine add a delightful depth of flavour.

Try these orzo recipes:

Greek lamb with orzo
Beetroot orzotto

Butternut squash cannelloni

Butternut squash, sage & walnut honeycomb cannelloni

This stunning dish takes advantage of the delicious flavour and texture of soft, roasted squash. Our butternut squash, sage & walnut honeycomb cannelloni is a real showstopping bake, bubbling with a creamy sauce and rich ricotta cheese. This is a one-pot to impress.

Try these squash recipes:

Squash, ricotta & sage pasta bake
Chicken, squash & pesto lasagne

Creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake

Creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake

Even the title of this recipe makes us hungry. This leftover loving creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake is sure to please a crowd and is a handy way of using up any ingredients languishing in the fridge.

Try these leftover-friendly pasta bakes:

Beany pasta pot
Speedy tuna pasta salad

Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

Mild chilli & bean pasta bake

This healthy chilli and bean pasta bake is full of vitamins, is easily freezable and tastes like an indulgent, cheesy supper. Ramp up the spice to your liking or cool it down with the Greek yogurt and Red Leicester topping.

Try some more spiced up pasta bakes:

Spicy cheese & tomato bake
Tuna arrabbiata pasta gratin

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