From turkey tetrazzini to creamy fettuccine, hearty baked pastas always please a crowd. Bake up a melty masterpiece to enjoy hot out of the oven, or stock up the freezer with these tasty make-ahead recipes.
Gluten-Free Pasta Bake
Impress your gluten-free guests (scratch that, impress all your guests) with this cheesy pasta bake. The secret behind its smooth and creamy sauce? A few tablespoons of cornstarch, combined with two types of cheese!
A classic at potluck parties, just watch this vegetarian-friendly dish disappear before your eyes.
Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce
Rigatoni is covered in a creamy, dreamy Béchamel laced with crispy proscuitto and loads of fontina cheese, then baked to a bubbly perfection. But the secret to this splendid dish is the addition of nutmeg for a hint of sweetness.
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
This easy casserole dish features spaghetti smothered in a delicious, creamy mushroom sauce and is baked to perfection with juicy pieces of chicken, bell peppers and shredded cheese.
Here’s a quick way to toss all the delicious flavours of pizza into one delicious pasta dish.
Mac and Cheese Casserole
Classic mac and cheese is kicked up a few notches thanks to sharp cheddar, grated Gruyère, fresh tomatoes, ground nutmeg and bread crumbs. An easy comfort food fave you can pull together any day of the week.
Beef and Cheese Manicotti
Manicotti pasta is stuffed with a ricotta and beef mixture then topped with melty cheese and baked in a delicious Italian marinara sauce.
Butternut Squash Roasted Shells
This lovely Italian pasta recipe is filled with an abundance of beautiful colours and flavours, perfect for a comforting fall meal.
Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables
A fantastic combination of roasted peppers, zucchini, summer squash and cremini mushrooms baked in a dish with penne, cheese and tomato sauce.
This flavourful pasta bake incorporates juicy turkey, earthy mushrooms and tons of herbs. It’s the perfect dish for Sunday dinner and weekday leftovers.
Mexican Baked Pasta
Italian pasta gets a dose of Mexican flavour in this easy fusion favourite.
Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago and Thyme
Packed with Asiago, Parmesan and crème fraîche for richness, this baked fettuccine makes for a gorgeous presentation your guests are sure to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over — but it’s after they’ve taken their first bite that they’ll really be impressed.
Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole with Cauliflower
This creamy pasta bake is a delicious twist on a classic dish that makes use of leftover chicken. For a lighter yet satisfying option, skip the noodles and add extra cauliflower to satisfy your carb cravings.
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Giada’s lightened-up butternut squash lasagna offers a scrumptious way to get vegetables onto the plate of even the pickiest eaters.