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Easy three cheese pasta bake recipe

Easy three cheese pasta bake recipe

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Three cheeses layered with pasta and tomato passata sauce. This recipe is so easy and so good!

1002 people made this

IngredientsServes: 6

  • 1 (500g) packet rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 675g (1 1/2 lbs) ricotta cheese
  • 450g (1lb) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 900g (2lbs) passata sauce
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, egg and half of the passata sauce.
  3. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (gas mark 5).
  4. Lightly grease a 23x33cm baking dish and spoon in pasta mixture. Top with remaining passata sauce and Parmesan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes; let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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Reviews in English (777)

very good taste. forget to add the egg but it still tasted very good and me and my dad thoroughly enjoyed. will definitely be making this again.-22 Sep 2014

This was delicious will be making it again and again thanks-09 May 2012

Found it real delicious, thx for the recipe!-08 Aug 2010

Easy Three Cheese Tortellini Bake

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a casserole with y’all. So today I’m sharing a great one Easy Three Cheese Tortellini Bake. It’s so good you’re going to want to lick the plate.

Three different kinds of cheese take this tortellini bake from good to great. This recipe has Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Romano cheeses. If you’ve been following along with me for anytime at all you know that I have a deep and abiding love for cheese. I mean it’s almost an obsession. I wonder if there’s a support group for cheese lovers?

Honestly, I don’t remember where this recipe came from I just know that it’s one of my favorites. I just love how full of flavor it is. I also love how easy it is to make.

One of the things that makes this recipe so delicious refrigerated pasta. It has a much fresher flavor than dried pastas. For this recipe I use cheese tortellini but you could use beef or spinach if that’s what you prefer.

At my local grocery store I find it in the pasta aisle in a small refrigerated case. If you can’t find refrigerated pasta frozen works just as well. Just follow the directions on the package for preparation for either choice.

The meat sauce is the best part of this recipe in my opinion. I love how it’s seasoned and how full of flavor it is. Seasoning is probably one of the most important parts of making any Italian dish.

This recipe isn’t any different the seasoning is what makes it so delicious. Oregano and garlic are used in pretty much every Italian dish. This recipe calls for a lot of garlic. Four to five cloves finely minced to be exact. You might think that’s a lot of garlic but trust me you’ll love it. I mean how could you not there’s pasta, cheese and garlic.

Do you love Italian food? Or do you prefer Mexican? Maybe Chinese?

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10 Baked Pasta Recipes

Cacio e pepe — a classic Italian dish that translates to "cheese & pepper" — is about to be one of your go-to flavor combos for weeknight pasta nights. This baked lasagna version couldn&apost be cuter—or tastier!

Brussels & Three Cheese Pasta Bake

Photography by Tara Donne

This delicious recipe by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen is a great way to get kids to love Brussels sprouts.

Pasta-Stuffed Peppers

This is not your average baked pasta! Roasted red peppers stuffed with cheesy pasta and more peppers? Yes, please!

Creamy Three-Cheese Spaghetti

This ultra-creamy and cheesy spaghetti can be yours in just 15 minutes.

shredded Italian cheese blend

Freshly ground black pepper

freshly chopped chives, for garnish

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then add heavy cream, broth, and 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water. Add cooked spaghetti and toss until noodles are fully coated and liquid is simmering.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Toss constantly, adding more pasta water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with chives before serving.

This pasta is a blank canvas. and while it&rsquos absolute perfection plain, you can totally mix in things like SAUTEED SHRIMP, GRILLED SKIRT STEAK, or COOKED CHORIZO.

Three Cheese Italian Sausage Pasta Bake

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may remember that back in December the waterline to the fridge at our cabin started leaking and caused some serious water damage. Like, part of the ceiling in the basement fell down, serious. We&rsquore thankful we caught it when we did, but the damage was still pretty extensive. So after several months, lots of contractors, dealing with insurance and 9 hours of Steve and me cleaning up after the construction, the cabin is finally put back together.

Last weekend we decided we needed to go up to the cabin just to relax, enjoy ourselves and not do any work. I knew we would be getting together with Steve&rsquos sister and her boyfriend, who both live near our cabin, and I thought it would be fun to have them over for dinner. I served this amazing three cheese Italian sausage pasta bake and it was a perfect choice.

First of all, I was able to make this dish ahead of time, which made entertaining a breeze. Remember, we were spending the weekend relaxing, so I didn&rsquot want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. All I needed to do was pop this delicious three cheese Italian sausage pasta bake into the oven to bake, make a quick salad, heat up some bread and dinner was served.

The other great thing about this pasta bake is how amazingly good it is. It starts with a quick and easy alfredo sauce. For extra flavor and nutrition, I sautéed some red bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms and onion. The three cheese part of the dish is a combination of parmesan, feta and mozzarella. Then the star of this three cheese Italian sausage pasta bake is Klement&rsquos Italian Sausage, which I absolutely LOVE. All of their sausage is made with all natural ingredients, which means a delicious, rich flavor , making it perfect in any recipe and especially delicious in this hearty pasta dish.

Klement&rsquos has a delicious variety of fully cooked sausages, including Italian sausage, bratwurst and polish sausage. They also have a wonderful selection of summer sausages and snack sticks, which are perfect for serving when you&rsquore entertaining. The fully cooked sausages are great for quick family dinners on busy nights. Their sausage has been handcrafted by three generations of artisans and is naturally hardwood smoked using leaner, more premium meats. It&rsquos sausage that links people together.

If you&rsquore not familiar with Klement&rsquos, it&rsquos a 60 year old company, started in Milwaukee and was built on European Tradition. The roots of the Klement Sausage Company can be traced back several generations to central Europe where sausage-making is knitted tightly into the fabric of the community and where techniques and recipes were handed down through the Klement family. The sausage is made using old world recipes and is produced in small batches. The result is sausage that has a most delicious taste.

As I said, this recipe can be made ahead of time. To do that, prepare the recipe up to the point where it&rsquos ready to bake. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to several months. To bake from refrigerated, bake for 15 minutes covered and then an additional 30 minutes, uncovered, until heated through and cheese is melted and starting to brown. To bake from frozen, bake for 30 minutes covered and then an additional 30 minutes uncovered, until heated through.

Healthy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

Healthy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake is only 460 calories per serving which is 1/4 of this dish! If you don’t think pasta dishes can be healthy, this pasta bake recipe will prove you wrong.

Healthy Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

I usually laugh inside when pasta dishes are advertised as “Healthy”. Sure it may be healthy, but since pasta is high in calories you can have about 10 noodles before you’re over your limit.

So I was surprised when this healthy pasta dish was 460 per serving which isn’t bad at all considering you get to eat 1/4 of the dish pictured below. That’s a lot!

I’ve made this a couple of times for my family and every time I do my husband asks suspiciously, “This is healthy?”

The best healthy dishes are the ones where you aren’t reminded how healthy it is every time you take a flavorless bite.

I know it may seem like I’m all over the map when it comes to eating healthy. I try really hard most of the time…and crash and burn miserably the other half. I wonder how many times I can use the word healthy in this post.

Dolmio ® Three Cheese Pasta Bake Sauce

Try this creamy pasta bake with a delicate blend of cheddar, parmesan and pecorino cheese.
Deliver a guaranteed crowd pleaser with Dolmio® Pasta Bakes.
Dolmio® Three Cheese Pasta Bake Sauce can be enjoyed as part of a balanced weekly diet.


Water, Cream, Thickener (Modified Cornstarch), Cheese Powder 2.5%, Buttermilk, Cheese (Cheddar 0.5%, Parmesan 0.5%, Pecorino 0.5%), Sugar, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Food Acid (Lactic), Cheese Flavour (contains Milk), Vegetable Stock Flavour, Pepper, Colour (Paprika Oleoresin).


Buttermilk, Cheese, Cream, Milk. May contain peanuts

Country Of Origin

Made in Australia from at least 80% Australian Ingredients

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheating oven to 180°C (Conventional).
  2. Cooking 200 g of dry pasta.
  3. Simply frying 150 g of short cut bacon in a pan until cooked.
  4. Combining cooked pasta, bacon and Dolmio ® Three Cheese Pasta Bake Sauce into a baking dish.
  5. Covering with 1 cup of grated cheese.
  6. Baking for 20 minutes or until golden brown and then saying 'It's a ready!'

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate after opening. Use within 3 days.

Nutritional Information

Quantity per serve %DI*(per serve) Quantity per 100 g
ENERGY 355 kJ 4% 291 kJ
PROTEIN 2.0 g 4% 1.6 g
FAT, total 4.3 g 6% 3.5 g
saturated 2.8 g 12% 2.3 g
CARBOHYDRATE 9.6 g 3% 7.9 g
sugars 4.3 g 4% 2.8 g
SODIUM 427 mg 19% 350 mg

Dolmio believes in the value of sharing a meal together. Why not try adding your family's favourite veg, or even chilli to spice things up. For healthy recipe inspiration visit our recipes page.

What to serve with pasta?

I love pasta. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would probably be Italy, so I could eat homemade pasta day in and day out for the rest of my life.

Not only that, but they have some amazing bread and sweets there as well.

Here are a few of my favorite side dishes to pair with this pasta dish:

We also love to serve our bread and pasta with salad. Here are a few of our favorite salad recipes:

  • Tangy Cucumber Salad
  • Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
  • BLT Salad
  • Broccoli Apple Salad

You could really pair it with any vegetable, but a nice fresh crisp salad with some Italian dressing has got to be my favorite combination with this pasta.

I also like to dip my bread in both the pasta sauce and the salad dressing. You can’t go wrong with salad, pasta, and bread.

How Do You Make Three-Cheese Italian Penne?

Begin by cooking your pasta according to package directions. You want to cook the penne to al-dente, leaving a bit of bite to your pasta. Because we are baking this dish, you don’t want it to get mushy in the oven.

1. In a saucepan, melt 3 tbsp butter.

2. Add in minced garlic and whisk for 1-2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.

3. Sprinkle in flour and whisk 1-2 minutes until flour mixture has a nutty aroma.

4. Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk. Bring to a boil, while constantly whisking, and whisk until thickened.

5. Stir in seasonings (oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper). Remove from heat.

6. Stir in grated cheddar, grated mozzarella, and grated parmesan. Stir until cheeses are melted, set aside.

7. Prepare a 9吉 baking pan by spraying with non-stick spray. Add drained pasta to the baking pan.

8. Top pasta with canned diced tomatoes (liquid included).

9. Pour cream cheese sauce on top.

10. Gently toss to combine.

11. Top with bread crumbs and small tabs of remaining butter. If you have leftover shredded cheese, you can add this below the breadcrumb layer.

12. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn over to broil, and remove foil. Cook for an additional 1-3 minutes to brown the top. Serve immediately.

Crowd-pleasing pasta bake

The end result is a comforting pasta bake that is sure to please any aubergine lovers! Since it&rsquos got a few different layers of cheese through the middle, you end up with little pockets of gooeyness, along with those soft slices of melt-in-your-mouth aubergine, rich tomatoey pasta, and herby pesto. It&rsquos truly wonderful.

The recipe makes 4 good-sized portions, so we quite happily ate this for two nights running. You could also easily double it up if you need to feed a crowd!