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Top 30 Easy Pasta Casseroles

Top 30 Easy Pasta Casseroles

These pasta casseroles will delight your family and fill them up when you gather around the table. Choose one of these 30 easy, oven-to-table recipes to feed a crowd, or have ready leftovers for a couple of days!

Casseroles are delicious and straightforward solutions to busy weeknight dinners.

What could be better than mixing a host of ingredients, throwing them in a casserole dish, and tossing it in the oven? 

Cheese and pasta combine in most casseroles for hearty and savory comfort food.

My best suggestion is to keep a pantry well-stocked with various dried types of pasta.

It is also a good bet to keep a range of cheeses handy in the refrigerator, particularly those that taste absolutely amazing when melted! 

Along with pasta and cheese, you’ll find a host of meats, veggies, and sauces to complete these quick and easy one-dish meals.

Perhaps keeping various prepared protein sources on hand will help for those days when you need to throw a well-balanced casserole together in a hurry. 

You’ll also find some vegetarian-friendly dishes on this list, so there is no need to fret if eating meat is not your thing.

Whether you like classic pasta casseroles such as Chicken Tetrazzini or you want to try something new like Dorito Macaroni and Cheese or Cowboy Casserole, there is something delicious on the list for everyone. 

Anything resembling pizza is usually a winner with the whole family. 

You can follow this recipe exactly or readily substitute your own toppings to customize it to your taste. 

Before baking, cover this dish with foil to protect that luscious layer of cheese on top. 

Bake a few minutes without foil to brown the cheese.

This 40-minute dish turns an icon sandwich into a delightful home-cooked meal.

Cook the ingredients before adding them to your casserole dish.

Keep leftovers for up to four days in the refrigerator. 

Hot Italian sausage makes the flavor soar in this cheesy pasta bake.

Prep time is a quick 20 minutes. 

Serve alongside some salad and garlic bread for a tasty Italian meal.

Alfredo’s creamy, cheesy goodness is sure to please your crowd in this ten-minute prep casserole.

Combine your choice of pasta with cooked chicken, a jar of Alfredo sauce, chicken stock, and garlic.

Add the cheese for the last ten minutes of baking for a hearty meal. 

You’ll put in a little more prep work for this comfort meal, but it will be worth the effort.

Cook up your bacon and chicken before chopping and shredding them to add to the other ingredients. 

Or, make this dish using leftover chicken for a completely different meal.

Taco Tuesday just got easier with this 5-ingredient pasta casserole dish.

All you need is pasta shells, ground beef, taco seasoning, Mexican cheese blend, and salsa.

Try chicken or turkey to change up the flavor.

Set out shredded lettuce, olive, jalapeños, and guacamole for family members to add more flavors and textures.

This luscious one-pot meal will take little time and taste like a luxury on your busy weeknights. 

You can reduce the fat content by substituting coconut cream or milk for the heavy cream.

Serve this with some warm bread to soak up all that lovely cream sauce.

You’ll likely find everything you need for this crunch topped dish on hand in your pantry and fridge. 

Pre-cook your chicken and rotini, then mix other ingredients and dump in your casserole dish for a quick bake. 

Add French’s crispy fried onions for the last ten minutes of baking for a crunchy, delicious topping.

Add Fun Fridays to your weekly meal rotation with this dish featuring Doritos. 

In the ready-in-30-minutes pasta casseroles for the family, this dish starts with flour, butter, and milk to make the base of your cream sauce. 

Shredded mozzarella and Philadelphia Chive Whipped Cream Cheese make this dish extra flavorful and creamy.

This dish will give you the delicious flavor of spinach and ricotta stuffed shells with a lot less work.

Mix the delightful ricotta mixture with uncooked ziti noodles for a rich casserole. 

You can use fresh or frozen spinach and your choice of ricotta cheese

You’ll bake this delicious, cheesy dish for 25 minutes covered, then for 10 more uncovered to brown the cheese.

Chicken Spaghetti is a classic casserole, and this version spices it up with some Rotel tomatoes and chilies and ranch dressing seasoning.

The original calls for Colby cheese, but you can substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or provolone. 

You can cook this pasta bake uncovered until it’s hot and bubbly. 

You’ll find ground turkey, whole-wheat pasta, and kale among the melted cheese of this dish. 

Choose fusilli, rotini, or penne to carry all that delightful cheese sauce.

Make this meal ahead and freeze it for an even easier mid-week meal choice. 

Enjoy this easy-prep twist on an Italian favorite. 

Pull the meat from a small rotisserie chicken, pre-cook your pasta, and mix it all with marinara, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. 

Panko bread crumbs add a delightful crispy topping.

Swedish meatballs stand apart from Italian meatballs with the addition of allspice and nutmeg. 

Combining a pound of beef and a pound of pork adds more flavor to these meatballs. 

Assemble your shells, sauce, and meatballs, then bake for half an hour for a filling comfort dish.

Traditionally, tetrazzini features chicken, spaghetti,  mushrooms, and peas in a creamy white wine sauce. 

You can substitute chicken broth for the wine if you don’t prefer cooking with wine. 

Freezing and refrigerator storage are options for making Chicken Tetrazzini ahead for an easy meal later.

This dish will fill your family up and be a fabulous main dish with creamy cheese sauce throughout and more cheese on top.

Swiss and Parmesan cheese elevate this casserole over regular macaroni and cheese.

The nutmeg might surprise you, but it brings out the flavor of the cheese without adding too much sweetness.

Many pasta casseroles contain meat, but a hearty vegetarian alternative to a classic casserole is here. 

You’ll walk away satisfied from this dish packed with cherry tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, and spinach

Rigatoni noodles are hefty enough to carry all the delicious veggies and cheese.

Sour cream and cottage cheese add protein and creamy texture to this vegetarian variation. 

The only other ingredients in this quick and easy pasta bake are pasta, sauce, and garlic.

Your favorite jarred sauce in any brand works.

Here is another dinner sure to be a hit in your Meatless Monday rotation. 

Put together this casserole in just 40 minutes.

You’ll find eggs in this dish to help hold everything together.

Most pasta casseroles are mixed, but in this one, you’ll layer your pre-cooked pasta, cottage cheese, and sauce and top it all with mozzarella. 

Roasting fresh tomatoes and asparagus in the oven with a brick of feta cheese starts this recipe.

Add pre-cooked pasta to the veggies and cheese, along with some garlic and herbs. 

You can bring in additional protein by roasting some chicken tenders and your vegetables and feta.

Spinach and mushrooms sautéed in butter make this dish a savory yet quick and easy dinner.

Parmesan cheese and light cream or half and half make the cream sauce you’ll pour over uncooked medium shells. 

Bake it for about 20 minutes or until it is bubbly.

If you prefer a meat-free and dairy-free dish, you may want to try out this recipe.

You’ll use plant-based milk and vegan cheese to thicken this pasta bake and achieve the creamy texture we associate with pasta casseroles. 

You’ll pre-cook the pasta and vegetables before combining all ingredients in a dish to bake.

Here we have Eggplant Parmesan in pasta bake form. 

Chop and roast your fresh eggplant in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Add marinara sauce, cooked pasta, and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

Bake until it’s melted and bubbly for a delicious vegetarian dish.

This inexpensive and straightforward recipe is a sure bet to please even your picky eater.

Each bite is like a cheeseburger on a spoon.

Brown the cheese by removing the cover for ten more minutes in the oven.

The budget-friendly casserole tastes like a million bucks, with cream cheese and ricotta giving it a rich, creamy texture. 

Sautée the onions, garlic, and ground beef, adding a jar of your favorite marinara sauce.

Cook your pasta before you layer it together with the cheeses and sauce. 

Top it all with a thick layer of mozzarella before baking for 30 minutes.

Make your Sloppy Joes a little less messy with this one-pot meal, budget-friendly meal. 

If you have farfalle (bow tie) pasta and Manwich sauce in your pantry, you can whip up this pasta bake in less than an hour. 

Combine ingredients in a casserole dish and bake for about 25 minutes. 

Pasta casseroles are known for their creamy, cheesy goodness that fills and warms you up. 

Tortellini adds more delicious cheese to your pasta. 

Toss your cooked ground beef, tortellini, cream cheese, and a jar of marinara.

Top it all with mozzarella and bake for about twenty minutes. 

A rich and meaty southwestern twist on hamburger casserole is packed with flavor.

You’ll find lots of delicious veggies such as bell peppers, celery, baby spinach, tomatoes, and hearty meat and creamy sauce in this recipe.

Combine ground beef with penne and creamy bechamel sauce for this “Greek Baked Ziti” dish. 

Layer your pasta in the dish first, followed by the meat sauce, and top with the fragrant bechamel. 

Bake it for an hour until the top is browned and crispy. 

CookingChew Tip: This one is a multi-layered process that takes time but has incredible results.

The bottom line

Whether you have Italian, Mediterranean, or American cuisine on your mind, pasta casseroles can satisfy your craving! 

No matter what the day has in store, a pasta casserole recipe provides that hearty meal that makes every day a little bit brighter!  

Top 30 ❤️ Pasta Casseroles

Top 30 ❤️ Pasta Casseroles

Choose one of these 30 easy, oven-to-table Pasta Casserole recipes to feed a crowd, or have ready leftovers!


  • Baked Rigatoni
  • Pizza Casserole
  • Philly Cheese Steak Casserole
  • Italian Sausage Penne Casserole
  • Dump And Bake Chicken Alfredo Pasta Casserole
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta
  • Taco Pasta Casserole
  • Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
  • Broccoli Chicken Noodle Casserole
  • Doritos Mac And Cheese Casserole With Chicken
  • Spinach Ricotta Pasta Bake
  • Chicken Spaghetti With Rotel
  • Ground Turkey Pasta Bake
  • Chicken Parmesan & Pasta Casserole
  • Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake
  • Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Baked Macaroni And Cheese
  • Veggie Lover’s Baked Rigatoni
  • Baked Penne
  • Meatless Baked Spaghetti
  • Creamy Feta Pasta Bake
  • Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pasta Bake
  • Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake (Vegan)
  • Eggplant Pasta Casserole
  • Hamburger Casserole
  • Million Dollar Spaghetti
  • Sloppy Joe Casserole
  • Cheesy Baked Tortellini (With Meat Sauce)
  • Cowboy Casserole
  • Greek Pastitsio Bake


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