Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week as we're officially into fall we're featuring a comfort food classic: baked pasta dishes.
When we think of true comfort food here at FBC our minds go straight to noodles - any kind of noodles. And baked pasta dishes are right at the top of the list. The cheesier and saucier the better.
So just in time for fall we've collected 25 baked pasta recipes from food bloggers across Canada. Some are cheesy and meaty, some are vegetarian, and some are vegan. They are all delicious.
Some are true traditional Italian dishes from some of our favourite Italian Canadian bloggers. Others put a twist on their recipes fusing in other cuisines. But all of them will make you forget that we're in the midst of a pandemic, that it will soon be dark by 5pm and that a cold Canadian winter is on its way!
1. Pasta Al Forno - Baked Pasta with Eggplant Parm
by Nonna's Way
When you can't decide if you should have lasagna or eggplant parmigiana, opt for this yummy pasta-al-forno from Nonna's Way! Individual layers of lightly fried breaded eggplant, meatballs and pasta are covered with tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese!
2. Italian Stuffed Shells with Meat & Cheese
These baked Italian Stuffed Shells with meat and cheese from She Loves Biscotti are pure Italian comfort food. This family recipe is easy to make and freezer friendly.
3. Italian Baked Ziti
This Italian Baked Ziti from SugarLoveSpices is true comfort food: the tomato sauce, ricotta, eggplant meatballs, hard-boiled egg, mozzarella, and Parmigiano when mixed with the pasta create an unforgettable dish with award-winning flavor and texture! It will surely bring a smile on everyone’s face when presented to the table.
4. Baked Sausage & Pasta Stuffed Acorn Squash
by Mangia Bedda
An acorn squash recipe with an Italian twist from Mangia Bedda! A savory sausage and tomato sauce pasta mixture is stuffed in acorn squash and topped with mozzarella cheese.
5. The Ultimate Lasagna
This lasagna recipe from Maple and Mango is the ultimate comfort food! Layers of noodles, delicious Bolognese sauce, creamy Bechamel and a mixture of cheeses all baked until gooey and browned to perfection
6. Vegan Vegetable Pasta Bake
This delicious vegan pasta bake from Leelalicious features pasta shells, mushrooms and kale in a creamy butternut squash sauce. The mixture is topped with gluten free breadcrumbs and baked to comfort food perfection.
7. Baked Pierogi Lasagna Casserole
This Pierogi Lasagna Casserole from The Olive Blogger is an easy way to enjoy one of the best comfort foods - it has layers of mashed potato, cheese, bacon and green onion between lasagna noodles and is topped with cheese before being baked to creamy perfection!
8. Cheesy Tortellini Bake
by Love In My Oven
This Cheesy Tortellini Bake by Love In My Oven is a kid-friendly 3 ingredient dinner made with everyone's favorite ingredients: cheese, marinara sauce and pasta.
9. Vegan Chipotle Mac & Cheese
Chipotle spiced baked mac and cheese from Holistic Foodie is easy to make and dairy free. It has bold flavour plus a crunchy nut and seed topping too!
10. Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake
This Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake by The Endless Meal is perfect for fall. The pasta is baked in a creamy pumpkin sauce and topped with delicious toasted pecans.
11. Chile Con Queso Pasta Bake
If you love con queso dip you have to try this Chile Con Queso Pasta Bake from Delicious On a Dime - it's fairly healthy, cheap and easy to make!
12. Beef Noodle Bake
This beefy and cheesy baked pasta recipe from Simply Stacie is ready to eat in under an hour. It's the perfect dish for feeding a large family or to have lots of leftovers the next day.
13. Baked Rigatoni
Baked rigatoni pasta in a butternut squash sauce and Italian sausage and sundried tomatoes from Sneaky Mommies sneaks in some extra veggies.
14. Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
Uncomplicated, Old School Classic Mac n' Cheese from House of Kerrs using just 4 basic ingredients – macaroni, cheese, butter & milk…that’s it! No fillers, no extra fuss.
15. Vegetarian Pasta Bake
This creamy and cheesy vegetable pasta bake from Slow the Cook Down is easy to make for a delicious meat free dinner. The leftovers taste amazing the next day!
16. Vegan Pasta Primavera Bake
A colourful vegan pasta primavera bake by At The Immigrant's Table combines mushrooms, asparagus, and a creamy vegan green cashew sauce.
More Baked Pasta Dishes
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A big thank you to all our FBC Members who participated in this week's Baked Pasta Recipe roundup.
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