Pasta Bake with Meat Sauce and Cheese

65 8 servings, 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) each
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8 servings, 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) each

Looking for something warm and comforting? This luxurious pasta bake emerges from the oven piping hot and golden brown on top in less than 30 minutes. Try this family favourite recipe tonight!

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  • Heat oven 350 °F.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Brown meat with onions and garlic in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Stir in pasta sauce and seasoning. Simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add basil and crushed red pepper.
  • Spread a thin layer of meat sauce on bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Dollop with ricotta cheese. Add half of remaining meat sauce to drained pasta; mix well; add to baking dish. Pour remaining meat sauce over pasta. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through. Let stand 10 min. before serving.


Use any other ribbon pasta such as linguine or pappardelle.

Make Ahead

While you’re at it, why not double the recipe to freeze for a ready-made dinner when you're pressed for time? Store in freezer for up to 3 months.


  • 8 servings, 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) each
Calories 510
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 550mg
Carbohydrate 56g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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