What would the world be without pasta? This family’s favorite dish has got our hearts and our taste buds. We’ve gathered the absolute best delicious cheesy pasta recipes in this round up to take your pasta meals to next level.
Pasta dishes have made it into almost every household around the world and have become one of the most popular family meals.
In this collection, you will find pasta dishes from Italian classics to American favorites to new creative spins on pasta recipes. We found the cheesiest most comforting recipes for you and we’ve even included some plant-based alternatives.
Everyone has their favorite way to cook pasta and you never know, one of these recipes might become your next favorite.
1. Cheesy Pasta Bake with Chicken and Bacon
Make this family favorite Cheesy Pasta Bake with Chicken and Bacon by Kitchen Sanctuary next time you fancy a delicious comforting meal. Sneak in some extra veggies and kids won’t even notice!
2. Italian Mac and Cheese
This scrumptious looking Italian Mac and Cheese by Bowl of Delicious is topped with decadent mozzarella and parmesan cheese sauce and golden crispy breadcrumbs. Moreish and decadent.
3. One-Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta
Beautiful savory flavors in this One-Pot Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta by Ambitious Kitchen make this dish so tantalizing. This protein-packed creamy pasta recipe is layered with cheese in every bite.
4. One Pan Baked Cheesy Basil Pasta
We love this One Pan Baked Cheesy Basil Pasta by Half-Baked Harvest. Layered with lovely flavors of bell peppers, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and cheese this dish makes a wonderful weeknight meal.
5. Four Cheese Ravioli
Have you ever made your own ravioli? This Italian classic Four Cheese Ravioli by Self Proclaimed Foodie would impress any of your dinner guests. This homemade pasta is filled with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and pecorino cheese.
6. Lasagna Al Pesto
This delicious looking Lasagna Al Pesto by Three Olives Branch must be our next dish to try. Layered with ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheese and creamy pesto sauce surely this dish could take you to pasta heaven.
7. Truffled Cheesy Pasta
If you’re looking for a vegan alternative then this Truffled Cheesy Pasta by Lucy & Lentils is the one to try. So simple, so tasty, so cheesy. Pure plant-based comfort food. And we love the addition of truffle oil.
8. One Pan Cheesy Chicken Pasta
Do you love one-pot meals to save you time and cleaning up? This One Pan Cheesy Chicken Pasta by Like Mother Like Daughter could easily become one of your favorite simple tasty filling meals to make on busy weekdays.
This Italian American pasta dish Manicotti by Self Proclaimed Foodie is pure indulgence. This vegetarian version consists of manicotti pasta stuffed with a mixture of cheeses and herbs and baked in marinara sauce.
10. Three Cheese Italian Pasta Bake
This beautifully presented Three Cheese Italian Pasta Bake by Oh So Delicioso is another great weeknight meal sure to please anyone. Penne pasta is mixed with creamy cheese sauce, Italian herbs and tangy tomatoes and baked to perfection.
11. Mama’s Best Lasagna
We had to include another one of the ultimate comfort foods – lasagna! This Mama’s Best Lasagna recipe by Cafe Delites certainly got our attention. Fancy trying it out?
12. Easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake
There’s something about tuna and cheese that just goes so well together. And this Easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake by Supergolden Bakes proves this so beautifully. This cheesy creamy bake has even some leeks and mushrooms thrown in for extra veg and flavor.
13. Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno
Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno by Jo Cooks is a vibrant rich creamy dish. Loaded with parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, romano and provolone cheese and topped with a crispy panko topping, just delicious.
14. Bolognese Pasta Bake
Bolognese Pasta Bake by Simply Delicious is a quick version of more classic lasagna. Make a big batch of this rich and aromatic bake and freeze the leftovers for busy weekday dinners.
15. Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna
This vegetable-based Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna by A Simple Palate looks fabulous. The blend of roasted eggplant, zucchini, rich tomato sauce, Italian cheese and fresh herbs have our mouth-watering.
16. Pasta Al Forno
Another delicious baked pasta dish is this Pasta Al Forno by Inside the Rustic Kitchen. Penne pasta is mixed with rich rustic tomato sauce and creamy taleggio cheese sauce and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs before baking.
17. Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake
We love sneaking some broccoli into our pasta and this Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake recipe by An Italian in my Kitchen has just done that. So yummy with some fontina cheese, parmesan and herbs.
18. Four Cheese Veggie and Pesto Stuffed Shells
This bright colorful Four Cheese Veggie and Pesto Stuffed Shells by Give It Some Thyme scream comfort food. Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with a blend of ricotta, fontina, mascarpone and parmesan cheese, sautéed zucchini, mushrooms and spinach in a zesty tomato sauce.
19. Cheesy Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake
Another plant-based pasta that is perfect for fall is this Cheesy Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake recipe by Full of Plants. This creamy bake is loaded with tender chunks of pumpkin, chewy kale, and smothered with a vegan cheesy pumpkin sauce.
20. One Pot Cheesy Sausage Penne
This hearty and satisfying One Pot Cheesy Sausage Penne by Crunchy Creamy Sweet is another wonderful family meal. With Italian sausage, quick tomato sauce and cheesy topping we are sure the kids would love this one.
21. Creamy Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta
Pasta with mushrooms in a creamy sauce is always a winning combination. Try making this Creamy Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta by Foodtasia for your next dinner.
22. Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions by Dining with Skyler is another must-try recipe. This tasty veggie-based pasta is layered with flavor and texture for the ultimate vegetarian meal.
23. Four Cheese Spaghetti
This velvety creamy Four Cheese Spaghetti by Damn Delicious is not the healthiest dish but sometimes that’s just what you need. With beautiful flavors of fontina, gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan cheese this is a meal for a true cheese lover.
24. Amazing Vegan Mac and Cheese
This Amazing Vegan Mac and Cheese by Cookie and Kate is smothered with the creamy and silky cashew-based queso and loaded with broccoli for ultimate plant-based comfort food.
25. Cheesy Pasta Bake with Roasted Pepper Sauce
Simplicity and vibrancy are the words for this Cheesy Pasta Bake with Roasted Pepper Sauce by The Cook Report. Make this tantalizing dish with pasta, roasted red peppers, parmesan and plenty of mozzarella cheese.
26. Roasted Eggplant Lasagna with Turkey
This hearty low carb and gluten-free Roasted Eggplant Lasagna with Turkey by A Saucy Kitchen is comfort food with a healthy twist. In this recipe, roasted eggplant is used instead of lasagna sheets layered with turkey meat sauce and cottage cheese filling.
27. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta
One pot and only 30 minutes are all you need to make this delicious Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta by Jo Cooks. This rich cheesy dish is so tasty and easily adaptable with your pantry favorites.
28. One-Pan Cheesy Spaghetti Pie
Weekday dinners could get cozier with this One-Pan Cheesy Spaghetti Pie by Half-Baked Harvest. This cheese rich vegetarian one-pot bake could easily make it to the top of your favorite meals.
29. Cheesy Taco Pasta
This Hamburger Helper inspired pasta dish looks so appetizing. Make this Cheesy Taco Pasta by Dinner then Dessert with large pasta shells, ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa and a ton of cheddar cheese.
30. 10-Min Healthy Cheesy Nut-Free Vegan Pasta
And for the last, we have another plant-based alternative. This 10-Min Healthy Cheesy Nut-Free Vegan Pasta by Vege Vega is using white beans, miso and nutritional yeast rich creamy sauce to mix with your favorite pasta.