Sausage pasta bake in a baking dish

Cheesy pasta recipes

Dig into a comforting bowl of cheesy pasta with our easy weeknight dinners. Try a hearty traybake or creamy macaroni cheese for the family.

364 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake for the ultimate weekday family dinner. Serve straight from the dish with a dressed green salad 

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

An Italian-American classic, this freezable sausage pasta bake is an ideal make-ahead family dish for busy days

2 hrs
Easy
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141 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg

30 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Toss chicken and bacon with ribbons of tagliatelle in a deliciously creamy sauce to make this easy pasta dish. Serve with a green salad for an easy supper

40 mins
Easy
53 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Combine fish pie with mac 'n' cheese to make this crowd-pleasing dinner. The dish freezes well, so you can make ahead if you like for busy weeknights

50 mins
Easy
72 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this creamy mushroom pasta dish on days when you need a big bowl of comfort. Cream, parmesan, white wine, lemon zest and parsley make this a rich and flavourful dinner 

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make the ultimate comfort dish, macaroni cheese, but with vegan credentials. The recipe is quick and easy to make, so a great midweek meal for the family

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this granddaddy of pasta bakes with the salty tang of yeast extract, plus mustard and evaporated milk. This is macaroni cheese with added oomph

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
49 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Combine two favourites – bolognese and stuffed pasta shells – to make the ultimate pasta bake. Serve bubbling from the oven for true comfort food

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
224 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this cheap, simple and satisfying meal in just 30 minutes.

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
351 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade cheesy tomato pasta with gnocchi, chorizo and mozzarella for a comforting bake that makes an excellent midweek meal

35 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Feeling a bit fuzzy or need some comfort? Mac 'n' cheese and lasagne are sure to do the trick – and here we've combined them for the ultimate indulgent dish

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make the popular Italian-American pasta dish, chicken alfredo. We’ve used chicken, spinach and crispy bacon crumbs, but mushrooms are good, too

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this cheesy sprout pasta bake for a filling family supper. Our easy veggie recipe makes for a tasty twist on a standard macaroni cheese

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Add a spicy twist to mac ‘n’ cheese with chorizo, chipotle and smoked paprika, plus a stretchy mozzarella and cheddar topping

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
53 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Take lasagne to the next level by swapping the meat sauce for sausage meatballs. The fennel seeds and chilli add another layer of flavour and a little spice

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
39 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

There’s no need to make a white sauce with this easy recipe. Just tip the ingredients into your slow cooker for a velvety smooth veggie pasta dish

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Cross cauliflower cheese with a pasta bake for a hearty vegetarian dinner that kids and grown-ups will love. It also delivers two of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in Tom Kerridge's ultimate truffle mac 'n' cheese, an amalgamation of all his favourite versions of this classic American dish 

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
86 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Revamp mac ‘n’ cheese with broccoli, spinach and peas, plus a crunchy nut and seed topping. It has all the flavour of the classic dish, but with added nutrients

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Round out this cheesy pasta classic with roasted sweet potato, a staple food in the southern US states, and turn up the temperature with a pinch of cayenne

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian

Master the art of making macaroni cheese. We've broken this comfort food classic down into basic steps with 10 easy ways to take it to the next level.

98 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

No need to choose between tangy tomato or creamy cheese sauce – this easy bake, with turkey mince and mascarpone, has the best of both

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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