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, tortellini recipes, creamy pasta recipes, sausage 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.

One-Pot Four Cheeses Pasta Recipe

Bolognese pasta bake

Make this decadent, grown-up take on a pasta bake with a rich ragu and a layer of creamy béchamel sauce to make it extra luxurious.

Bolognese pasta bake topped with cheese in a baking dish

Vegetable pasta bake

A Mediterranean-inspired freezable pasta bake packed with summer veg – use frozen if not in season.

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Vegetable pasta bake topped with feta in a baking dish

Chicken and bacon pasta bake

Enjoy this classic combo of chicken and bacon in a creamy pasta bake on a weeknight with family or serve to friends for a comforting dinner party main.

Chicken and bacon pasta bake in a dish with garlic bread on the side

Meatball pasta bake

This freezable weekday hero is packed with flavour from homemade sage and nutmeg seasoned meatballs, plus stringy baked mozzarella on top.

Meatball pasta bake in a baking dish

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.

Spinach Rotolo Recipe with Ham Hock and Mascarpone

Fettuccine alfredo

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

Two plates of Fettuccine Alfredo

Chorizo mac ’ncheese

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

Chorizo Mac and Cheese Recipe

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.

Padella's pasta pici cacio e pepe, with with a metal fork on a large white plate

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.

Spaghetti carbonara served on a black plate

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.

One Pot Pasta Recipe with Pancetta and Parmesan

Broccoli pasta bake

Add some green goodness to the classic cheesy pasta bake with florets of broccoli. Dijon mustard and a pinch of chilli flakes ensure a punchy sauce.

Broccoli and cheese pasta bake in a baking dish

Tuna pasta bake

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

Tuna melt pasta bake in an oval dish

Cottage cheese alfredo

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

Cottage cheese al fredo

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.

Vegetable Pasta Bake Recipe with Tomato and Basil

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.

One-Pot Pasta Recipe With Goat’s Cheese And Spinach

Chorizo pasta bake

Combine chorizo, honey, roasted red peppers and creamy mozzarella to make a crowd-pleasing pasta bake. Offset the richness by serving it with a dressed bitter leaf salad.

Chorizo pasta bake in a baking dish

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.

Meatball Melt Lasagne Recipe

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.

Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe with Spinach and Ricotta

Winter greens and ricotta cannelloni

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

Winter Greens and Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe

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.

One-Pot Ravioli Recipe with Lemon and Spinach

Creamy salmon pasta

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

Creamy Salmon Pasta

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).

Mac and cheese in a baking dish

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.

Baked feta pasta with tomatoes and olives, in a baking dish

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.

Creamy Sausage Bake

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.

One Pot Pasta Recipe with Pancetta and Parmesan

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.

Sausage Pasta Recipe With Kale and Mustard

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

Salsa Di Pistacchi Recipe (Pasta Recipe with Pistachio Sauce)

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.

Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe

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.

A baked rigatoni dish with tomatoes and sausages

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.

Macaroni Cheese Pie Recipe


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