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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Red bell pepper and pickled jalapeño pepper get added to the mix in this grown-up baked mac and cheese. "This is a great basic recipe because there are many possibilities for variations with different pastas and cheeses," says reader and recipe creater, Jeff Towle. "You can also use individual gratin dishes if you want a special presentation."