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17 Extra-Cheesy Baked Pasta Recipes

Fire up the oven and break out the cheese.
17 Extra-Cheesy Baked Pasta Recipes

Cheese pulls and saucy noodles are welcome at the dinner table anytime. The question is which pasta recipe to try first: a cozy French-onion-inspired mac n' cheese, pizza-pasta or tortellini Alfredo? Here are of our best 18 deliciously cheesy baked pastas to inspire tonight's dinner.

Swiss Fondue Mac & Cheese

You won't be able to get enough of this pasta. It’s super-cheesy, with a quick hit of acidity from the pickles (they balance out the richness perfectly). And did we mention that there are crunchy bread crumbs on top? Get our Swiss fondue mac & cheese recipe.

Baked pasta recipes: Swiss fondue mac & cheese in green cast-iron frying pan set on towel Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Which part is your favourite? Crunchy corners or the ooey-gooey centre? Get this classic macaroni and cheese recipe.

baked pasta recipes: classic macaroni and cheese baked pasta recipe Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Baked Rigatoni With Spicy Chorizo

Cured chorizo is a dried, ready-to-eat sausage and a good staple to boost the flavour of pastas and soups. Get this baked rigatoni with spicy chorizo recipe.

Baked rigatoni with spizy chorizo Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Classic Lasagna

The original lasagna from Bologna, Italy, is a glorious but simple layering of noodles, creamy béchamel sauce and slow-cooked meat ragù. We think that’s still the most delicious version we’ve ever had. Get this classic lasagna recipe.

lasagna with bolognese sauce Photo, Erik Putz.

French Onion Macaroni And Cheese

We didn’t know we could love macaroni and cheese any more than we already do. Then we tasted this recipe. Get our French onion macaroni and cheese recipe.

french onion macaroni and cheese recipe in cast iron serving bowl

Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This versatile gourd makes a healthy alternative to carb pastas. Get our lasagna-stuffed spaghetti squash recipe.

Easy weeknight dinner: spaghetti-squash lasagna Photo, Erik Putz.

One-Pan Pizza Pasta

Pepperoni and Italian seasoning are the key to this pasta’s pizza-slice flavour. Get our one-pan pizza pasta recipe.

one-pan pizza pasta Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Tortellini Alfredo With Peas And Bacon

Fast, easy and super-cheesy, this cream-based pasta gets an extra boost of flavour from crispy bacon, and some colour from bright green peas. Get our tortellini Alfredo with peas and bacon recipe.

17 Extra-Cheesy Baked Pasta Recipes

Macaroni And Cheese With Roasted Butternut Squash

As one of our favourites, this cheesy macaroni gets a boost from diced squash and a crispy finish with a golden, crumbed top. Get our macaroni and cheese with roasted butternut squash recipe.

A large bowl of macaroni and cheese with butternut squash topped with crispy sage served as a part of a Thanksgiving spread Produced by Chantal Braganza and Stephanie Han Kim, Photography by Christie Vuong, Food Styling by Sage Dakota, Prop Styling by Andrea McCrindle

Pumpkin Lasagna

Everyone’s favourite fall gourd can be used for so much more than just pie (though, that’s delicious too!). Get our pumpkin lasagna recipe.

Pumpkin lasagna Photo, Erik Putz.

One-Pan Lasagna

Because sometimes you really want lasagna, but you only have so long to make it. (It’s ready in just over an hour!). Get our one-pan lasagna recipe.

One-pan recipes: easy one-pan lasagna One-pan lasagna. (Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Baked Nacho Pasta

Cheesy on the bottom and crispy on top, this dish is the ultimate in comfort pastas. Get our baked nacho pasta recipe.

Baked nacho pasta Photo, Roberto Caruso.

The New Mac And Cheese

Cooked under the broiler, this creamy (and cheesy) macaroni has a hint of crispness, and is packed full of flavours. It’s sure to keep you warm and satiated on a cold night. Get our mac and cheese recipe.

The new mac and cheese Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Creamy Spinach And Artichoke Baked Pasta

Try this creamy pasta loaded with veggies and cream cheese, topped with golden-crisp bread crumbs. Get our creamy spinach and artichoke baked pasta recipe.

Creamy-spinach-and-artichoke-baked-pasta-0-l Photo, Jody Pudge.

Skillet Mac And Cheese

Start with an easy Mornay sauce, add bacon, macaroni, top with cheese and bake! Get our skillet mac and cheese recipe.

Skillet mac and cheese Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Ravioli Lasagna With Sausage And Mushrooms

Mozzarella, spinach and cheese ravioli compliments the Italian sausages and cremini mushrooms in this hearty dish. It’s easy to make and will become a family favourite! Get this ravioli lasagna with sausage and mushrooms recipe.

Ravioli lasagna with sausage and mushrooms Photo, John Cullen.

Nigella Lawson’s Gnocchi Gratin

Creamy and rich, each bite of this baked delight (shared by the domestic goddess herself) is to die for! Get Nigella Lawson’s gnocchi gratin recipe.

Nigella Lawson's gnocchi gratin in a white bowl next to a spoon, a pitcher of olive oil and green beans

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