Cheesy Pasta Bake

I am in LOVE! Since I am trying new recipes that are frugal and meatless, I have come across the second recipe that has quickly become one of our favorites. All it took was one bite and we were hooked. Of the last three new recipes I cooked, CHEESY PASTA BAKE is a real humdinger!

Cheesy Pasta Bake Recipe

While we are NOT vegetarians but rather a carnivorous family (we love meat) we have tried several new recipes over the past two weeks that calls for no meat.  After listening to a radio program this afternoon, I know we are not the only family who is looking for other means of healthy, wholesome meals without squeezing extra dollars out of the grocery budget. So, no meat it is!

If you are within a hop, skip and jumping distance from the grocery store, you need to make this dish very soon. Do Not, I repeat DO NOT wait around to make this recipe. You will be insane if you do and if you pin this recipe, be sure you do not forget about it. I know I am the only one who pins scrumptious looking recipes to only forget about them until I scroll through my Pinterest boards. I'm the only one, right?

I love alfredo sauce and I like a really good marinara sauce. What I REALLY love is mixing them. Who knew they would be so good... TOGETHER?  When I buy any pasta sauce, I normally buy Bertolli; it is our favorite store-bought brand. If you are not like me and like brown, crispy pasta noodles, cover your baking dish before placing it in the oven.

 Cheesy Pasta Bake

1 box penne pasta
1 jar Alfredo sauce
1 jar Marinara sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions and drain. Mix the sauces together in a large bowl. Add the mozzarella and stir to combine. Then add the pasta and toss to coat. Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and cook for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.


I can not wait to make this again. There are a couple of changes I do want to try like adding a little chicken and using my homemade sauces. If you make this, let me know, I'd love to hear how you like it.

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