Chorizo Mac and Cheese Recipe

Best cheesy pasta recipes

What's more comforting than a bowl of cheesy pasta? From creamy fettuccine alfredo to chorizo mac 'n' cheese and classic pasta bakes, take a look at our easy recipes

Looking to use up some cheese? Want the best pasta recipes? Make the most of this versatile ingredient in fusilli, penne and spaghetti dishes. Layers of mozzarella, creamy mascarpone or clouds of parmesan can transform the simplest of meals.


See our cheesy pasta recipes below and then check out our lemon pasta recipes and quick pasta recipes for more inspiration.

Cheesy pasta recipes

One-pot four cheeses pasta

A winning weeknight dinner, Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s one-pot dish features goat’s cheese, mascarpone, comté and blue cheese.

Spinach, mascarpone and ham hock rotolo

Grana Padano and creamy mascarpone take this ham hock rotolo to cheesy new heights, perfect for a comforting family meal.

Find more flavoursome ham hock recipes, from risottos to salads.

Fettuccine alfredo

Plenty of parmesan cheese is key in this quick and easy fettucine alfredo, a perfect weeknight dinner for four.

Chorizo and bacon mac ’ncheese

This classic gets an update with salty bacon and smoky chorizo, making for a satisfying and comforting dish.

Padella’s pici cacio e pepe

Pasta, butter and plenty of parmesan are the heroes in this classic Tuscan recipe from Padella that’s winningly simple to make.

Easy spaghetti carbonara

This simple but satisfying combination of parmesan, crispy bacon and freshly ground pepper is a real crowd-pleaser and makes for a speedy midweek meal.

One-pot creamy pancetta and parmesan pasta

Parmesan, pancetta and double cream meet in this ultra-creamy one-pot pasta, a comforting weekend treat for the whole family to tuck into.

Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake is made extra cheesy with plenty of oozing cheddar baked with fusilli, rosemary and dried chilli flakes.

Cottage cheese alfredo

Cottage cheese is combined with milk and garlic granules to make a smooth and cheesy pasta sauce, perfect with wholewheat spaghetti.

Creamy tomato and basil rigatoni bake

Featuring nutty parmesan, creamy mozzarella and juicy chopped tomatoes, this veggie dish is easy to put together and offers moreishly cheesy results.

One-pot pasta with goat’s cheese and spinach 

Soft goat’s cheese pairs well with wilted spinach in this creamy and rich penne dish, garnished with more parmesan for extra cheesy flavour.

Meatball melt lasagne

A belter of a main, meaty lasagne is jazzed up with meatballs, mozzarella and parmesan for an indulgent Italian dish to present at your next dinner party.

Baked spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed shells

Creamy ricotta and spinach fill giant pasta shells in this impressive veggie pasta bake for two, ready on the table in under an hour. Try our vegetarian bake ideas here.

Winter greens and ricotta cannelloni

Our filling veggie main of winter greens, creamy ricotta and cannelloni will have your guests coming back for more.

One-pot creamy lemon and spinach ravioli

This creamy, fresh-tasting one-pot pasta with a soft cheese and parmesan sauce is a brilliantly speedy weeknight dinner for two.

Creamy salmon pasta

Parmesan, crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice, black pepper and parsley combine to make a dinner bursting with creamy, zesty flavours.