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.
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This is mac and cheese for adults. It's got all the creamy comfort of the original, with the sophisticated flavors of Italian cheeses standing in for the traditional cheddar. The garlicky breadcrumb topping adds crunch and visual interest. If you want an even more elegant presentation, bake individual servings in ramekins or gratin dishes for each guest.