25 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.
Plenty of parmesan cheese is key in this quick and easy fettucine alfredo, a perfect weeknight dinner for four.
Chorizo mac ’n’ cheese
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.
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 pasta 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.
Classic mac and cheese
Perfect when you're in the mood to cuddle-up with a bowl of cheesy carbs, this comfort food classic only needs five ingredients (and hits the spot every time).
Baked feta pasta
A super simple vegetarian pasta bake packed with creamy feta, tomatoes and olives. Casarecce or gemelli pasta shapes work well here, as does a rocket salad served on the side.
One-pan sausage pasta
Rigatoni and sausage is a classic combo but any short pasta will work for this magic one-pot filled with soft cheese and parmesan.
One-pot creamy pancetta and parmesan pasta
Creamy, comforting and easy to make, this simple one-pot pasta with double cream and parmesan is a great weekend treat for the whole family.
Pasta with sausage, kale and mustard
Check out this simple sausage pasta recipe with kale and mustard. This Italian sausage pasta dish is super quick and easy to make, and you can easily use spaghetti if you don't have rigatoni.
Salsa di pistacchi (Pasta with Pistachio Sauce)
Have a go at our Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce with ricotta and parmesan. The ingredients are simple and it's ready in 20 minutes
Blue cheese pasta
Use creamy blue cheese such as gorgonzola or dolcelatte in this pasta dish, full of bold, comforting flavours to perk you up midweek. Plus, it's super easy and ready in just 30 minutes.
Rigatoni al forno
The ultimate sausage pasta bake, this quick and easy family favourite calls for tubes of rigatoni pasta, mozzarella and plenty of fresh rosemary.
Mac 'n' greens pie
Put a twist on a classic pasta dish with this easy crowd-pleaser, filled with with a cheesy pasta filling, garlicky spring greens and crispy parmesan topping.
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