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No-Boil Pasta Bake Recipe

posted December 12, 2022
by Cassandra Morris
The easiest dinner for busy weeknights! Put everything in a dish, cover and bake! This is also an amazing freezer meal. You can make it your own by adding veggies, ground turkey beef, sausage or chicken.

No Boil Pasta Bake Recipe

The easiest dinner for busy weeknights! Put everything in a dish, cover and bake! This is also an amazing freezer meal. You can make it your own by adding veggies, ground turkey beef, sausage or chicken.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 jars of your favourite pasta sauce approx 22 oz each
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 15 oz / 475 grams Ricotta cheese containers
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 (454 grams) box spiral pasta (rotini or fusilli pasta)
  • fresh basil or parsley leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large 9x13 (5 quart) inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Dump everything into a bowl (except for 1 ½ cups of the mozzarella cheese and a ¼ cup of parmesan cheese) and mix.
  • Pour mixture into the baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake it for 1 hour. Remove the foil and sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese then top with the mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes uncovered.
  • Switch the oven to broil and broil until the top is browned in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the pasta bake rest uncovered for 15 minutes before serving. This is important as the sauce really thickens up at this time.

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Hi, I'm Cassandra!

I'm a proud wife, dog mom, food lovin' Canadian girl, former TV reality show personality, wine lover and on a mission to make living a healthy + balanced lifestyle easy for everyone.

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