This Easy Layered Pasta Bake Recipe is going to become one of your go-to dishes this fall! It’s so simple to make and tastes fantastic. You can feel great about serving it for family dinner or entertaining guests. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com
Fall is the best time of year in my opinion. It’s time to think about holidays, cooler weather, and comfort food. Three of my favorite things!
I recently received my latest box from BabbleBoxx and it’s ALL about no-fuss fall foods. Ingredients that can be used to get a dish started or to round out a meal. I have a feeling you’re going to LOVE this easy layered pasta bake recipe I created with some of the items.
Make this casserole-style main dish recipe for weekly family dinners or for when you want to entertain guests, with a casual vibe. For more comfort casserole dishes try this Mexican pasta casserole or my baked spaghetti made healthier.
This pasta casserole dish is a twist on a classic lasagna but even easier to put together!
Let’s talk about the items in the box and I’ll show you how I put them together to create a delicious well-rounded meal. I started with the new RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce. It’s made with 100% olive oil and has no added sugar, lots of plump tomatoes, onions, and spices.
I often use RAGÚ pasta sauce and this one stands out with flavor. I can feel great about using it in my recipes.
Serve these veggie cakes as a side item to my baked pasta for a well rounded meal.
Something I’ve never tried before but was VERY pleasantly surprised by were the Garden Lites Veggie Cakes and the Garden Lites Blueberry Oat Muffins. There’s hidden veggies inside but you’d never know it!
I heated the Veggie Cakes in the oven for a hot toasty side dish to my baked pasta. They’re a great alternative to bread or muffins and the savory bites taste terrific.
The Blueberry Oat Muffins are made with zucchini but taste like a classic blueberry muffin. Heat them in the microwave for about 30 seconds for a quick breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a light dessert. Find Garden Lites products in a store near you here, or buy online here and use code BABBLE20 for a 20% off coupon.
I actually love eating one of each for a quick breakfast. That way I get a savory and a sweet bite on-the-go.
A few prepared items combine to make a delicious weeknight dinner or an easy meal for entertaining guests.
To go along with the Veggie Lites Blueberry Oat Muffin, I made a pot of this 11 oz. bag of Red Diamond Classic Blend Ground Coffee. To make the perfect cup of coffee, the coffee beans are grown at high altitude, they’re hand-picked, dried in the sun, and roasted in small batches. Use code COFFEE2018 for 20% off your Red Diamond purchase at reddiamond. com (1 use per customer, no minimum purchase, good through Dec. 31, 2018).
Rounding out the box was Cali’flour Foods Cauliflower & Yellow Lentil Pasta, and Cauliflower Pizza Crust. The low carb cauliflower pizza crust has only 6 grams of carbs in the entire crust! It’s grain free and gluten free and made from 4 ingredients: cauliflower, mozzarella, eggs, and seasoning.
The Cauliflower pasta tastes terrific and is perfect in my easy layered pasta bake recipe below. And because it’s high in protein it also stands up well as part of a meatless meal. Use code NOFUSSFOODS for 15% off your order here plus free shipping. Cannot be combined with other discount codes or promos. No expiration date. Coupon code is only good for one use per customer.
Now for this layered pasta casserole recipe. This main dish gives a nod to lasagna but it’s so much easier to prepare. There aren’t multiple layers to tend to, but the ricotta cheese give a delicious creamy layer you’ll love. This is playing on repeat at our house!
Easy Layered Pasta Bake Recipe
- 12-ounce package Penne pasta, cooked and drained
- 24-ounce jar RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce
- 12 ounces ground sausage or turkey, cooked through
- 3/4 cup mushroom pieces (fresh or from a jar, drained)
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, pasta sauce, cooked meat, and mushrooms.
Spoon half of the mixture into a 2 1/2 quart deep casserole dish.
Spread ricotta cheese over pasta mixture. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella.
Spoon remaining pasta mixture on top and cover with remaining mozzarella.
Cover loosely with aluminium foil and bake for about 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Makes about 8 servings
Let me know which product sounds like something you’d like to try.