Easy Baked Pasta Recipes for Fall

Indulge in some cold-weather comfort food with these delicious pasta recipes

Baked Ziti


This is a delicious, inexpensive meal to cook when you need to feed a crowd or make meals for the week ahead. It's hearty, simple, and perfect for cold nights. Click here for the recipe.

Mushroom Soup and Pasta Bake

Nostalgia is a big part of comfort food, so Jamie Oliver has taken one of his childhood favorites (cream of mushroom soup) and used it to make a delicious pasta casserole. Click here for the recipe.

Macaroni and Cheese


The nuttiness of aged Gruyère and the tang of sharp Cheddar cheese set this homemade macaroni and cheese apart. Top it with a dusting of cayenne and nutmeg and you’ve got a gourmet version of this comfort food favorite. Click here for the recipe.



Lasagna is a classic when it comes to baked pasta. The nice part about this particular recipe is that you don’t have to boil the noodles; simply assemble the lasagna and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Then, the next day, all you have to do is bake the pasta. Click here for the recipe.

Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash and Ricotta


The combination of whole-wheat pasta, sweet butternut squash, and creamy ricotta cheese is sure to silence your weeknight hunger pangs. Make this recipe even easier by using store-bought, peeled, cubed squash in place of the butternut squash; any similar variety will work. Click here for the recipe.

Skillet-Baked Penne


What could be easier than cooking a few ingredients in a skillet, sprinkling some cheese on top, and then baking it in the oven until it’s melted and golden brown? Click here for the recipe.

Pumpkin Lasagna


This lasagna recipe from chef Todd English is inspired by fall flavors like butternut squash, pumpkin, maple syrup, and rosemary. It’s an absolute must-try. Click here for the recipe.

Thanksgiving Leftover Mac and Cheese


Talk about a one-dish meal: this creamy baked macaroni and cheese uses up your Thanksgiving leftovers for a complete meal in no time. Click here for the recipe.