Let’s face it–getting a weeknight dinner on the table is difficult. There’s no time between picking up your soccer star and dropping off your budding pianist to chop, sauté, boil and grill everything a complicated recipe requires.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of easy-to-prepare, fast-cooking meals that taste delicious and feed the whole family. Here are seven irresistible and inexpensive pasta bakes that make weeknight meals downright easy.
This Three Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna is kid-friendly, feeds a crowd, and is easy to make ahead of time.
Cheesy south-of-the-border flavors make this Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole irresistible.
This One Pot Penne requires no boiling or draining. Just throw everything in one pot and bake for a delicious, hearty dinner.
This Baked Spinach Ricotta Rotolo is like cannelloni with a kick! It’s everything you know and love about cannelloni with lots of crunchy, browned edges.
Some days call for comfort food, and this Lazy Mom Mac And Cheese is just the recipe you need to soothe your family on a chaotic, stressful night.
This unbelievably cheesy, creamy lightened-up Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake can easily be made ahead of time. Just pop it right in the oven before serving.
Pizza Ziti (a Coupons.com exclusive recipe)
Serves 8. Ingredients:
- 1 (16 ounce) box Ziti
- 1 (24 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 4 cups Italian Cheese
- 1 package mini pepperoni
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour ziti into a 9-by-13-inch dish. Cover with spaghetti sauce. Fill 24 ounce spaghetti sauce jar twice with water. Pour water over ziti. Stir in 2 cups of cheese. Place dish in oven and cook for 25 minutes.
Stir pasta then sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Add pepperoni on top. Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes, just until the cheese begins to bubble and the pasta is tender. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
See some of the best pasta recipes from KitchMe to get your taste buds prepped and ready to chow down on these irresistible and inexpensive pasta bakes.