25 Baked Pasta Recipes

What separates baked pasta from regular sauced pasta is the gorgeously golden top layer of cheese. From lasagna to pastitsio, find 25 healthier baked pasta recipes.

Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese Recipe
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Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese

The casserole idea is this: Disparate elements are combined, sauced, topped, and baked until yummy. In the noodle casserole, pasta and sauce canoodle in the oven so that the former absorbs the flavor of the latter and softens deliciously, while the cheese topping merrily bubbles and browns. In this collection, we apply these principles to lighter expressions of casserole perfection. Let's get gooey.

First up, Baked Pasta with Spinach, Lemon, and Cheese makes use of casarecce pasta—a short noodle with a curled edge that provides a large groove to hold the creamy sauce. If you can't find it, use fusilli, campanelle, or radiatore. Use a large, deep pot for the pasta so the spinach will fit inside, as well.

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