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Best ever pasta bake recipes

Pasta bakes can feed the whole family with a few ingredients and minimal effort. Full of flavour and super-simple, dig into our best ever recipes.

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

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Looking for more cheese-topped family dinners? Check out our collection of pasta bake recipes.

1. Chicken pasta bake

The ultimate weekday family dinner, this comforting chicken pasta bake is an example of how a few storecupboard ingredients can be transformed into something truly scrumptious. Combine tinned tomatoes with pasta and chicken pieces, then top with a generous layer of cheese to create that irresistible oozing finish.

Watch our video on how to make chicken pasta bake and see more chicken pasta recipes.

2. 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. If you’re looking for something a little bit special, this is the recipe for you.

3. Stuffed pasta bake bolognese

Here, we bring you the comfort food collaboration of dreams – herby, creamy stuffed conchiglioni with a rich meat ragu. Serve our stuffed pasta bake bolognese bubbling from the oven for a special weekend family meal.

4. Tuna pasta bake

One of our most popular recipes, this tuna pasta bake is budget-friendly and makes the most of simple storecupboard ingredients such as tinned sweetcorn and tuna. It only takes 10 minutes to prep and is great for introducing kids to cooking.

Watch our video on how to make tuna pasta bake, then take a look at more tuna pasta recipes.

5. Easy pesto lasagne

This easy pesto lasagne is packed with greens, a creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce and a crunchy pine nut and parmesan topping. Everyone will want seconds.

Check out more vegetarian lasagne recipes.

6. Three-cheese meatball lasagne

Transform a traditional lasagne by swapping the ragu for sausage meatballs and adding a hint of spice. With a creamy nutmeg white sauce and gooey three-cheese topping, this mouth-watering meatball lasagne is irresistible.

Enjoy more of our sausage pasta recipes.

7. Tofu & spinach cannelloni

This terrific tofu & spinach cannelloni recipe is healthy, low in calories and packed with protein and iron. It’s also freezable, so you can batch-bake for the days ahead.

Find more cannelloni recipes

 8. Pesto salmon pasta bake

Pasta bake of pesto, salmon cherry tomatoes and broccoli

Our colourful broccoli, cherry tomato and pesto salmon pasta bake is packed with flavour and feel-good foods. Cover with crunchy breadcrumbs for an easy midweek dinner.

We’ve got plenty more salmon pasta recipes.

9. Chorizo & mozzarella gnocchi bake

Reinvent the pasta bake with gnocchi, mozzarella and smoky chorizo – they’re a delicious combination with tomato sauce. This easy chorizo & mozzarella gnocchi bake can be ready in just over half an hour and is sure to become a family favourite.

Discover more chorizo pasta recipes.

10. Butternut squash cannelloni

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

11. Creamy ham & mushroom pasta bake

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

12. Butternut squash, sausage, spinach & mushroom pasta bake

As the days draw in, there’s nothing more comforting than a warming bake using seasonal veg. The sweet, earthy flavour of butternut squash balances well with sausage, spinach, kale, mushrooms and sage. This hearty squash and sausage pasta bake takes a bit of prep but is well worth the effort.

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