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Every pasta bake recipe you need to know

Hearty, comforting and loaded with cheese, you can't beat a quick pasta bake for a tasty, midweek family meal – or for something more indulgent at the weekend. From a simple penne pasta and tomato bake using storecupboard ingredients to chicken, fish and veggie options, we've got tried and tested recipes for every taste, occasion and budget.

  1. Penne pasta and tomato bake recipe

    It’s amazing that some inexpensive veg, storecupboard staples and grated cheese can combine to create such a magic midweek meal, but that’s the beauty of the pasta bake! Budget- and family-friendly, plus suitable for vegetarians, this tasty recipe ticks all the boxes and will become your go-to meal when you need something simple and comforting.

    Penne pasta and tomato bake recipe
  2. Creamy chicken, tomato and chorizo pasta bake recipe

    Rustle up this comforting pasta bake for a flavour-packed midweek meal. Featuring chunks of smoky chorizo, a fragrant tomato sauce and gooey cheese, it is perfect for cosying up with on cooler nights.

    Creamy chicken, tomato and chorizo pasta bake recipe
  3. Tuna pasta bake recipe

    Rich and cheesy, this tuna pasta bake recipe is just the type of meal you want to tuck into on a busy weeknight. Using store cupboard ingredients, it’s full of tuna chunks and veg in a creamy cheese sauce, plus quick and easy to make – a great all-round budget-friendly dish.

    Tuna pasta bake recipe
  4. Vegetarian pasta bake recipe

    This easy recipe turns a simple pasta bake into a green veggie feast. Pasta, broad beans, watercress and artichokes are all cooked in a rich and creamy mascarpone sauce with a golden halloumi topping. Fresh chilli adds a little spice, but you can leave it off if you prefer.

    Vegetarian pasta bake with halloumi recipe
  5. Pesto salmon pasta bake recipe

    For an easy family dinner idea that's sure to satisfy, look no further than this colourful pesto salmon pasta bake recipe with flaky fish, tomatoes and mozzarella. It's packed with Italian flavours and is ready in just 35 minutes, ideal for busy weeknights.

    Pesto salmon pasta bake recipe
  6. Pesto and chicken meatball bake recipe

    This simple pasta bake recipe will soon become a family favourite. Combining a speedy homemade spinach pesto, tasty chicken meatballs and mozzarella topping, this cosy recipe is sure to be a winner.

    Pesto and chicken meatball bake recipe
  7. Veggie cannelloni bake recipe

    Cannelloni is a popular Italian dish where pasta tubes are stuffed with a meat or vegetable filling and baked in a rich sauce. For this extra-cheesy kid’s version, we use taco mixed beans as the protein for a cost-effective and healthy option. It can also be made ahead of time and popped in the oven when needed for a delicious, fuss-free supper.

    Veggie cannelloni bake recipe