Pasta bakes are a firm family favourite – comforting, easy to prepare and freezer-friendly, they’re perfect for midweek meals, batch-cooking and hiding lots of veggies for fussy eaters. Whether you’re after the cheesy, tomato or whatever’s-in-the-fridge variety, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 6 of our favourite pasta bake recipes to keep the whole family happy.
You only need a handful of everyday ingredients for this budget-friendly pasta bake. Using dried oregano, chilli and the best-quality sausages you can afford will guarantee maximum flavour with minimal spend.
Celebrate the godfather of Italian flavour combos in this simple pasta recipe. Soft mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil are tossed through cooked pasta, then baked until golden and bubbling. Absolute perfection.
Give this comfort-food classic extra oomph with gorgeous green veg. Simply blitz broccoli, leeks and spinach into the sauce, stir through cooked pasta, top with Cheddar and almonds and bake.
CHICKEN, LEEK & PEA PASTA BAKE
This spring-inspired pasta bake is one everyone will love. Slow-cooked leeks in butter, wine and stock bring a beautiful deep flavour to the sauce. Stir in cooked chicken and ricotta, top with Parmesan and bake. Great for leftovers, too.
The perfect pasta bake recipe for when you want something a bit more indulgent. Roasted butternut squash gives the tomato sauce extra sweetness, while the ricotta adds a delicious creaminess. Topped with crispy sage leaves, it’s an absolute joy.
This tuna pasta bake is affordable, easy to throw together., and makes the most of store-cupboard ingredients. Using tinned tomatoes and tuna makes this dish is a real midweek cheat, while the addition of dried chilli and herbs ensures you’ll get maximum flavour.