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Best Pasta Bakes for a Crowd

POSTED November 26, 2019

Don’t let meal planning add to your stress level this holiday season. With these delicious pasta bakes, you have plenty of easy dinner options for feeding a crowd. So, don’t be afraid to call up your close friends and family members for a festive dinner party—with these recipes you can have a big meal on the table in less than an hour. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Our gluten-free lasagna noodles make this recipe ideal for people with food allergies and traditional pasta lovers alike. On top of that, this dinner is loaded with mushrooms, spinach and zucchini for an extra healthy twist on traditional lasagna.

This three-cheese pasta bake is the perfect way to put a classic Italian meal on the table for plenty of guests. Best of all, this baked ziti comes together in under an hour with ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Perfect for an unplanned dinner party!

We love finding ways to bring together our favorite recipes. In this one, tender Chicken Parmesan becomes a pasta bake for a hearty, comforting casserole-style meal that will please a crowd every time.

This meat-lover’s-pizza-inspired pasta bake stars our unique Shellbows pasta and is loaded up with all your favorite pizza toppings: Italian sausage, pancetta, pepperoni and Italian tomatoes.

This five-ingredient pasta bake features the best flavors of Italian cuisine. Fresh basil pesto, San Marzano-style crushed tomatoes, and gooey mozzarella, all come together with al dente rigatoni for a true Italian masterpiece.

Chicken Parmesan gets a fiery makeover thanks to a tomato sauce featuring our spicy Calabrian chili peppers. Add the chicken to a skillet with gnocchi, sauce and cheese, and you have the ultimate comfort food to keep a crowd warm all winter long.

We give traditional lasagna a comforting upgrade with a creamy cheese sauce and sharp cheddar melted on top. And the best part is, you can make it in a slow cooker for a no-fuss weeknight meal.

We give traditional lasagna a comforting upgrade with a creamy cheese sauce and sharp cheddar melted on top. And the best part is, you can make it in a slow cooker for a no-fuss weeknight meal.

This white lasagna recipe is chock full of healthy ingredients, including zucchini, mushrooms and fresh greens. Instead of red sauce, this veggie-loaded dish gets an added dose of comforting flavor from ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

Oh-so-perfect for a weeknight meal, you’re going to love this delicious recipe created by one of our favorite blogger friends, Skinnytaste. With whole wheat pasta, chicken sausage, peppers and mushrooms, there are plenty of healthy reasons to love this dish.

Oh-so-perfect for a weeknight meal, you’re going to love this delicious recipe created by one of our favorite blogger friends, Skinnytaste. With whole wheat pasta, chicken sausage, peppers and mushrooms, there are plenty of healthy reasons to love this dish.

Oh-so-perfect for a weeknight meal, you’re going to love this delicious recipe created by one of our favorite blogger friends, Skinnytaste. With whole wheat pasta, chicken sausage, peppers and mushrooms, there are plenty of healthy reasons to love this dish.

This twist on a classic cheesy lasagna features creamy herbed goat cheese and smoky roasted veggies. This crowd-pleasing meal is perfect for Sunday suppers or weekend dinner plans when you have a little extra time to roast the veggies. Trust us—it’s worth the extra step.

Whether you’re feeding a crowd or planning a tasty weeknight meal, you can never go wrong with a classic lasagna. This one features mozzarella, ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano for an extra measure of cheesy goodness.

This savory pasta dish features incredible earthy flavors, including truffled mushrooms, sweet green peas and creamy salty cheeses, all baked up with our favorite tiny pasta for a truly hearty meal.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!