Looking for a comforting pasta bake recipe? Check out our best ever pasta bake recipes to feed the family. We have plenty of alternatives to chicken pasta bake and tuna pasta bake recipes, including classic mac 'n' cheese and sloppy joe meatball bake and traditional cheesy beef lasagne.


Next, try our best lasagne recipes, best tortellini recipes, best spaghetti recipes, creamy pasta recipes and sausage pasta recipes.

Pasta bake recipes

Baked feta pasta

This no-nonsense pasta bake sees creamy feta mixed with tomatoes and olives. It’s a great midweekvegetarian dinner for two.

Baked feta pasta

Tuna pasta bake

An absolute classic of a family recipe, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It’s a real crowd-pleaser and will be on the table in 50 minutes.

Tuna melt pasta bake in an oval dish

Butternut squash mac and cheese

For a pasta bake like no other, try this autumnal twist on macaroni cheese. It’s just as cheesy and creamy as the original.

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A white baking dish filled with baked macaroni and a golden cheese topping

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

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.

Vegetable pasta bake topped with feta in a baking dish

Vegan pasta bake

Make an umami-rich vegan ragu with mushrooms and carrots, plus pre-cooked lentils to minimise prep time. Delicious baked in the oven with vegan cheese.

Vegan pasta bake in a baking dish with salad 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

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

Spinach, mascarpone and ham hock rotolo

Spirals of salty ham hock, creamy mascarpone and spinach create this showstopping pasta bake.

Spinach Rotolo Recipe with Ham Hock and Mascarpone

Vegan mac and cheese

Our vegan expert Richard Makin shares his secrets to perfecting this plant-based version of a classic and comforting pasta bake, made extra rich and indulgent with white miso.

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

Mexican slow-cooked beef pasta bake

Slow cook beef shin in Mexican flavours until meltingly tender for the ultimate pasta bake to feed a crowd.

Diced Beef Pasta Bake Recipe with Beef Shin

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

Fish pie lasagne

Two family favourites in one! Layer soft flaky salmon, creamy mozzarella and crunchy broccoli between fresh lasagne sheets and a smooth and creamy roux. Check our out best lasagne recipes here.

Fish Lasagne Recipe with Salmon and Prawn

Baked crab and pea giant shells

Spoon zesty crab meat into pasta shells and serve in a creamy pea sauce for a vibrant family dinner.

Crab Pasta Bake Recipe with Peas

Chorizo and bacon mac ’n’ cheese

Jazz up mac 'n' cheese with salty bacon and smoky chorizo for the ultimate midweek family meal ready in an hour.

Chorizo Mac and Cheese Recipe

Shiso pesto and ricotta cannelloni

Make an aromatic, Asian-inspired ricotta cannelloni with shiso leaf – a staple of Japanese cuisine. Here, it adds a citrusy-anise flavour to the pesto oil.

Shiso leaf pesto and ricotta cannelloni in a baking dish on a teal background

Roasted tomato, vermouth and herby salsa orzo

Impress your vegan friends with this vibrant sharing pasta dish served with a zesty herby salsa.

Baked Orzo Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Herb Salsa

21-layer lasagne recipe

Ten layers of pasta and ten layers of sauce (topped with béchamel) add up to an epic lasagne the whole family will love. Discover our best lasagne recipes here.

Beef Lasagne Recipe with Pork

Creamy tomato and basil rigatoni bake

Check out our veggie pasta bake with juicy chopped tomatoes, nutty parmesan and creamy mozzarella. This super simple one-pot recipe is ready in less than an hour, an easy midweek filler for all the family.

Vegetable Pasta Bake Recipe with Tomato and Basil

Mac ‘n’ cheese with rich beef ragu

Macaroni cheese is the ultimate pasta bake. We've reinvented a classic mac 'n' cheese dish by adding a hidden layer of rich beef ragu to this recipe to make it really special and indulgent. Looking for the perfect macaroni and cheese recipe? Check out our favourite mac and cheese recipes here.

Mac And Cheese Recipe With Rich Beef Ragu

Baked spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed shells

Fill giant pasta shells with creamy ricotta and spinach for a simple vegetarian pasta bake on the table in under an hour. Try our vegetarian bake ideas here.

Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe with Spinach and Ricotta

Kale, ricotta and leek lasagne

Lasagne is another of our go to pasta bake recipes. Try our vegetarian alternative to this classic family dish. With layers of greens and fresh pesto this kale, ricotta and leek lasagne is low in calories and super easy to whip up, a great midweek meal. Try our other vegetarian pasta recipes here...

Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe for kale, ricotta and leek lasagne

Lobster fideo pasta bake

Check out this lobster fideo pasta bake from David Gingell of Western's Laundry, one of London's hottest new restaurants. This recipe not only looks impressive, it's packed with flavour too. It may take a little bit of effort but it's definitely worth it. Here's our dinner party menu from Westerns Laundry.

Baked Lobster Fideo Pasta

Leek and crab lasagne

Leek and crab lasagne is lighter and more refreshing than the meat version and it has a great flavour. Either buy cooked crabs and pick out the meat yourself, discarding the grey-coloured gills and stomach, or buy picked meat.

Leek and Crab Lasagne Recipe

Mac and cheese with greens

This easy baked mac and cheese recipe is super creamy and indulgent, what's more it's vegetarian. This recipe comes from Marcus Samuelsson of Shoreditch's Red Rooster restaurant.

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe With Greens

Meatball melt lasagne bake

This indulgent lasagne is a great dinner party entertaining pleaser to assemble then bake just before your guests arrive. Really meaty and full of great texture, your guests will keep coming back for more.

Best Lasagne Recipes and Easy Lasagna Recipe
Best ever lasagne recipes - meatball melt lasagne

Vincisgrassi (pasta baked with parma ham)

Vincisgrassi, a type of baked pasta, comes from the region of Le Marche in Italy. It's attributed to both General Windischgrätz (who fought Napoleon at Ancona), and to princisgrassi (meaning fat for the prince). In either case it’s very rich – some versions being even richer with the addition of sweetbreads and a pasta dough made with vin santo or marsala.

Vincisgrassi Pasta Bake Recipe

Healthier lasagne

Our low-calorie lasagne is a delicious dinner recipe for six people. Serve with a green salad for a healthy version of this classic Italian dish.

Healthy Lasagne Recipe

Quick courgette lasagne

This must be the best easy vegetarian lasagne! Mix the courgettes, garlic and chilli with ricotta, add a shop-bought tomato sauce and fresh lasagne and dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes. See other exciting lasagne recipes here...

Courgette lasagne in a white rectangular baking dish with a spoon next to it

Mix and match mac ‘n’ cheese bar

Put the mac ‘n’ cheese out with a serving spoon then put the toppings in little bowls and let everyone add their own. You’ll need to use your biggest baking dish for this or split it between two smaller ones.

Mix And Match Mac 'N' Cheese Bar Recipe

Italian sausage and fennel lasagne

A new recipe for lasagne. We love this one, it's full of delicious Italian flavours. Made with sausage and fennel seeds this baked pasta dish is easy, comforting and will feed a crowd. Serve with a green salad on the side.

Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe with Fennel

Crisp topped macaroni cheese

Comfort food at its best. Mac 'n' cheese is always a winner and this one, with shredded ham and a crispy top is top of our list. Fresh salad is good as a side.

Crisp Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

Mac ’n’ cheese bake with bacon

How do you make mac 'n' cheese better? Add bacon of course! This oozing cheesy pasta bake is also rich with Red Leicester and finished with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Double up the recipe for a family meal. Check out our other favourite mac and cheese recipes here...

Mac And Cheese Recipe With Bacon

Italian baked meatballs

Meatballs baked in rich tomato sauce with a melting mozzarella topping - this recipe is all about comfort food. It's also perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don't want to cook mid-week. Cook a side of pasta for this easy bake. Check out our other meatball recipes...

Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

Winter greens and ricotta

This winter greens and ricotta cannelloni is a great vegetarian main to store in your freezer. The recipe is easily doubled, so why not make one for tonight and one to freeze?

Winter Greens and Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe

Baked tortellini with spinach and chilli

Our recipe for baked tortellini with spinach and chilli is super-easy to make, ready in under and hour and less than 500 calories - perfect for a midweek meal for two. Use bought tortellini and the hard work is done for you.

Baked Tortellini Recipe with Spinach and Chilli

Baked sausage-and-kale-stuffed pasta shells

Herby sausages, nutritious kale, creamy ricotta and a pinch of chilli make this pasta bake an epic meal. It takes a little longer to cook, but the whole family will agree it was worth it.

Baked Sausage and Kale Pasta Recipe

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