Pasta casseroles -- what's not to love? They usually involve pasta and cheese, two of our favorite things. But if you're sick of your usual pasta bakes and recipes, we've got some casserole ideas for you to try when it comes to this comfort food. Break out the recipe book, fire up your oven or slow cooker, and get ready to have the best pasta recipe at the potluck.
1. Tomato, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Pasta Casserole
Starting off strong, this pasta casserole recipe features farfalle or bowtie pasta, broccoli florets, chickpeas, basil leaves, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, full-fat mozzarella, and so much more. See it here.
2. Penne Pasta Casserole
This pasta dish looks pretty simple if you're looking for an easy pasta casserole recipe. You can add either sirloin ground beef or ground turkey based on your personal preference.
3. Cheesy Beef and Pasta Casserole
They had us at cheesy. This recipe also includes a Vidalia onion, red bell peppers, several garlic cloves, parsley as a garnish, and lots more.
4. Sausage Spinach Pasta Bake
Italian sausage and fresh spinach come together in your casserole dish with this recipe. It would make a great main dish at an Easter dinner or other holiday get-together and is sure to become a family favorite in no time.
5. Lazy Lasagna Casserole
This recipe promises to be a much easier dish to throw together than a classic lasagna and only takes 50 minutes of total time to cook. Great for a busy weeknight!
6. Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake
There will be so much cheese and tomato sauce in your baking dish with this recipe, you almost won't know what to do with it all!
7. Creamy Spinach Mushroom Pasta Bake
Mozzarella cheese is an obvious ingredient in most pasta casseroles, but how many have you seen that include mushrooms too? Fresh parsley leaves and spices like Italian seasoning round out the recipe.
8. One Pan Meatball Casserole
Finally, some meatballs! Marinara sauce and ziti make their way into this dish with ease, as well as the other usuals in pasta bakes like parmesan and garlic powder.
9. Chicken Cheese Pasta Casserole with Parmesan Breadcrumb Topping
This recipe has it all: chicken breasts, sea salt and ground black pepper, and -- most importantly -- breadcrumbs and pasta that are both gluten-free!
10. Lightened-Up Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta Bake
?Whole wheat pasta makes this entry a little more healthy than others on the list, and it includes cheddar cheese alongside the usual Parmesan. See the recipe.
11. Rotini Bake With Tomatoes and Cheese
Rotini pasta cooked al dente and undrained diced tomatoes make this pasta casserole from Spruce Eats definitely delicious.
12. Three Cheese Beef Pasta Bake
The three kinds of cheese in this pasta casserole? Mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta cheese. The tomato meat sauce looks promising, too.
13. Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole
You'll have to decide for yourself whether this dish lives up to its name. Fair warning -- the recipe calls for frozen cheese ravioli, which your nonna may not approve of.
14. Stuffed Peppers Pasta Casserole
If you like pasta and you like stuffed peppers, this one's for you. The recipe includes both green and orange bell peppers.
15. Zucchini Pasta Casserole
Finally, one for the zucchini lovers out there. The ingredient list for this recipe is not that long, and it includes cooked tricolor spiral pasta. Fun!