September 1999 – I love pasta in all shapes and sizes. Here we are featuring baked casseroles made with pasta. Lasagna is my all time favorite baked pasta, but there are lots of other great baked pastas too.
Pasta casseroles are a great idea for casual entertaining. Any of these recipes you can prepare early in the day or even the night before. Prepare up to the point of baking. Instead of baking, cover your casserole and put it in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator for about half an hour before baking, and add a few minutes baking time to what is indicated in the recipe. Easy and no fuss!
It is also handy to have a casserole or two on hand in the freezer – prepare as above, cool and freeze. How about doubling the recipe for the casserole you are making now – then bake one and freeze the other one for later. You get an extra meal with hardly any more effort.
Tuna casserole with egg noodles, tomato sauce and spinach.
Pasta layered with ground beef, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese layers.
Pasta baked with a spicy tomato and meat sauce and cheese.
Classic pasta recipe with layers of noodles, meat sauce and cheese, can be cooked in microwave or oven.
Macaroni and cheese baked with a layer of ground beef filling in the middle.
Manicotti pasta filled with a spinach and cheese filling, baked with prepared pasta sauce.
A large recipe for pasta baked with tomato and ground beef sauce.
Rigatoni pasta with homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, topped with cheese and baked.
The ultimate comfort food – homemade baked macaroni and cheese.
Baked pasta (bowtie or other small pasta) with spinach and cottage cheese.
Ziti pasta baked with a creamy cheese sauce.
Baked macaroni and cheese with canned salmon added.
Baked macaroni and cheese recipe with ground beef and Velveeta cheese.
Ground beef and pasta casserole, made with a blend of tomato and mushroom soups for a mellow taste.