What is it about baked pastas that's so wildly comforting? Could it be their starchy goodness? Cheesy topping? Hearty filling? It's probably a combination of all these factors that makes a dish, like this spicy baked penne with sausage and chard, a winner. It can be assembled in advance and baked just before serving, thus it's an ideal dish for entertaining. An item like this is also great after a long day on the slopes. If you build it in the morning, when you arrive home, all you have to do is bake it. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat, so check out the recipe now.
When serving a large crowd on a special occasion, I recommend making at least one casserole-style dish that can be prepped in advance and baked while the party gets going. Lasagna and macaroni and cheese are great ideas, but if you want something a little more unexpected, make the Barefoot Contessa's Conchiglie al Forno, or baked pasta shells with mushrooms and radicchio. It's a rich, hearty, and wintry dish that's flavored with cream, four types of cheese, and fresh sage. If you don't normally use radicchio as an ingredient, this recipe is perfect for a first-time experimentation. The salty cheese and woodsy sage offset the bitterness of the purple chicory. Ready for the excellent recipe? Keep reading.
While there are some pastas, like macaroni and rigatoni, that are commonly used to make baked casserole-style dishes, other types, for example ravioli, are often overlooked.
This recipe thinks outside the baking dish by tossing store-bought ravioli with a quick homemade marinara sauce and lots of grated cheese.
The resulting meal is a crunchy, chewy, comforting mess of pasta that's sure to please the children in your life. For a balanced dinner, serve mixed greens on the side. Get the creative recipe when you read more
When it comes to pasta, sometimes it pays to think outside the box. This recipe isn't your grandmother's baked pasta dish. It's healthy, meatless, and not oversaturated with melted cheese.
Instead, it's a clever rendition of a pie with cooked cabbage leaves acting as the crust. Mediterranean ingredients — kalamata olives, capers, tomatoes, and fresh basil — make a filling that is high in flavor, but not in fat.
To serve this creative one-pan meal to your family, get the recipe and read more
If you're short on time, this recipe is for you. Not because it's super quick, but because it makes enough food for two whole meals! You can enjoy some tonight and freeze the rest for later.
With its savory rotisserie chicken and creamy Parmesan wine sauce, this classic baked pasta dish is rich and rewarding. To learn how it's made, read more