The Cheesy, Comforting Pasta Bakes We’re Dreaming About Right Now



Bust out your bunny slippers and crank up the oven – go on, we’ll wait! Fall’s chill has finally settled in throughout most of the country, and we don’t know about you, but our comfort food cravings are back with a vengeance. Since it’s hygge season, we thought we’d round up some of the cheesiest, most luxuriously cozy pasta bakes we could find. You’re welcome.


We can’t talk pasta bakes without mentioning our Shrimp De Jonghe Penne, a deliciously buttery, old-school seafood dish born right here in Chicago. One taste and you’ll realize why it’s a hometown classic.


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These Baked Taco-Stuffed Shells look like they could be the delicious love child of Manicotti and Enchiladas, and we’re all about it.


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This Baked Red Pepper Pasta is a snap to make thanks to a clever blender sauce made with jarred roasted red peppers – and to think, you were just using your blender for smoothies before! 


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If someone told us that all the things we love about PSLs and Mac and Cheese could share some common culinary ground, we’d have our doubts. This vegetarian Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake shows it can be done, and deliciously, too!


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This one skillet Meatball and Spinach Ravioli Bake is not only genius, it’s a snap too, since it relies on freezer aisle favorites like cheese ravioli and meatballs. Total game changer, we say.


And lastly, why mess with perfection? Our Four Cheese Baked Ziti is a comforting vegetarian classic that everyone at your table will love, and even though it tastes like it cooked for hours, it comes together in under an hour.


Still Hungry? Check out more great pasta dishes on our menu here.