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Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake

This easy cheesy pasta bake recipe is a quick weeknight dinner for the family! The cheesy pasta uses mostly pantry ingredients and whips up in a flash. Perfect for those busy nights.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Aimee

Ingredients

  • 16 oz dried pasta like farfalle or penne
  • 15 oz tomato sauce (1 can)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp dried oregano or Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Take a large pot and add water. Place pot on the stove over high heat until water starts boiling.
  • Add the pasta to the pot and cook according to package directions until cooked through.
  • Turn on your oven broiler.
  • Take out an 8x11 or 9x13 baking dish and add a bit of the tomato sauce to the bottom.
  • Drain the cooked pasta, and then add to the baking dish.
  • Add the rest of the tomato sauce and herbs to the baking dish. Stir to combine, until all the pasta is coated with the tomato sauce.
  • Top with the cheese, so you have a nice layer on top.
  • Stick under the broiler and watch carefully. Once the cheese is melted and browned, remove from the oven.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe notes:
  • If you serve immediately, the tomato sauce should be warmed. If you're concerned about the tomato sauce not getting hot enough under the broiler, you can first bake the dish for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F before broiling the cheese.
  • For ideas on additions and substitutions, please check out the blog post.