28 Family-Friendly Pasta Casseroles

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    Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole

    Pizza casserole

    The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

    Pepperoni, ground beef, ripe olives, tomatoes, and pizza sauce give this loaded pizza pasta casserole fabulous meaty pizza flavor, and it is easy to put together and bake. Serve it with a salad for a meal your family will love.

  • 02 of 28

    Easy Pork and Noodle Bake

    Pork and Noodle Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Diced pork loin is browned and baked in this easy casserole of noodles and vegetables. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

  • 03 of 28

    Meaty Ziti Casserole With Ground Beef and Italian Sausage

    Baked ziti with ground beef

    The Spruce

    Layered ziti casserole is similar to lasagna, but it is much easier to prepare. The combination of ground beef and Italian sausage flavors this dish perfectly.

  • 04 of 28

    Reuben Noodle Casserole

    Reuben noodle casserole with corned beef and sauerkraut
    Diana Rattray

    Who needs a sandwich with this Reuben noodle casserole. It is made with a delicious combination of flavors. Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and noodles are combined in this tasty casserole. 

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  • 05 of 28

    Perfect Spinach Lasagna

    Perfect spinach lasagna recipe

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Spinach lasagna is a tried-and-true classic no-meat lasagna with layers of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, your favorite purchased or homemade marinara, noodles, and spinach.

  • 06 of 28

    Chicken Pasta Casserole With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

    Chicken Pasta Casserole With Bacon
    Diana Rattray

    Bacon adds to the flavor of this cheesy pasta casserole. Use leftover chicken or the meat from a rotisserie chicken. Turkey would be fabulous in this dish as well.

  • 07 of 28

    Penne Casserole with Ham and Peas

    Penne With Leeks, Fontina, and Cheddar
    Diana Rattray

    The crumb topping gives this penne casserole texture. The ham and peas go so well together and will remind you of springtime.

  • 08 of 28

    Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

    buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese in a baking dish

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    For families with a love for spicy food, the Buffalo chicken mac and cheese recipe is one you must try. Hot sauce is added to both the shredded chicken and the cheese sauce, but the cheese tames it just enough to make it enjoyable. Baked with macaroni and a bread crumb topping, it's a fun, unique dish for dinner.

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  • 09 of 28

    Pork and Spaghetti Casserole

    Pork and Spaghetti Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Leftover pork roast is put to good use in this delicious pork and spaghetti casserole. Condensed soup, vegetables, and cream make this a saucy, delicious dish. A Parmesan cheese topping is added just before the casserole goes into the oven.

  • 10 of 28

    Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

    lobster macaroni and cheese casserole

     Diana Rattray

    What a treat! This gussied-up version of favorite comfort food includes lobster. Feel free to use shrimp or crabmeat in this yummy lobster macaroni and cheese casserole.

  • 11 of 28

    Spicy Chicken Lasagna

    Chicken Lasagna
    Diana Rattray

    Tomatillo and tomato salsas, cilantro, and Mexican-style cheeses give this chicken lasagna its Tex-Mex flavor. Spinach and fresh tomatoes are baked into the layers.

  • 12 of 28

    Beef and Spaghetti Pie With Mozzarella Cheese

    Spaghetti Pie
    Diana Rattray

    Beef and spaghetti pie casserole is a complete spaghetti meal in a baking dish. This is a great alternative to lasagna, and it is delicious.

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  • 13 of 28

    Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Bake With Cheese

    Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Bake With Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    The recipe calls for kale in this chicken and pasta casserole, but chard, spinach, or mixed greens could be used as well. The dish is a well-seasoned mixture of creamy sauce, cheese, and fusilli or similar pasta.

  • 14 of 28

    Ham and Rotini Casserole

    Ham and Rotini Casserole Recipe

    The Spruce

    Ham teams up with cheese and rotini in this tasty one-dish meal. This ham and rotini casserole is delicious and satisfying, and it's an excellent way to use leftover ham. 

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    Spicy Sausage and Penne Casserole

    Spicy Sausage and Penne Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Spicy andouille sausage is in this dish, but kielbasa or any flavorful smoked sausage would be delicious. The pasta is flavored with a Creole-seasoned cheese sauce and bell peppers, all topped off with buttery breadcrumbs.

  • 16 of 28

    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole

    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Cheese Casserole

     The Spruce

    Diced ham and Swiss cheese add to the flavor and color in this delicious turkey and pasta casserole. The dish is made with fusilli or macaroni and a simple sauce with cheese. 

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  • 17 of 28

    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake

    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
    The Spruce

    This is an excellent chicken, cheese and penne pasta bake for a family meal or potluck dinner. Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan makes the sauce rich and delicious.

  • 18 of 28

    Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

    Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

    This classic dish is all cooked in the Instant Pot pressure cooker together, making it a one-pot dinner. Creamy beef stroganoff with mushrooms is sure to be a dinnertime hit.

  • 19 of 28

    Family Tuna Casserole

    tuna casserole with cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This cheesy tuna casserole is a family-pleaser you'll make again and again. Serve this casserole with a tossed salad for a perfect meal any day of the week.

  • 20 of 28

    Beef and Macaroni Bake

    Bowl of Mom's American Chop Suey on a cutting board
    The Spruce

    Beef and macaroni casserole is a great everyday family dinner, perfect for a busy day. Add a tossed green salad and biscuits for a fabulous meal. 

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  • 21 of 28

    Andouille Macaroni and Cheese

    Andouille Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Andouille sausage provides the flavor in this delicious mac and cheese. Use wagon wheel-shaped pasta or other small pasta in this easy, cheesy dish.

  • 22 of 28

    Crock Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole

    Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Pizza flavors make this slow cooker crockpot pizza pasta casserole a crowd-pleasing family meal. No need to order pizza when you have this recipe.

  • 23 of 28

    Potluck Chicken and Macaroni Casserole

    Potluck macaroni and cheese with chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Use leftover chicken or turkey in this tasty potluck chicken and macaroni casserole. A rotisserie chicken or fully cooked chicken breast strips would also work well.

  • 24 of 28

    Sausage and Noodle Casserole

    Sausage and noodle casserole

     The Spruce

    An easy noodle and sausage casserole calls for pantry staples of condensed soup and a topping of crunchy French fried onions. Or top the casserole with buttered bread crumbs.

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  • 25 of 28

    Tuna, Noodle, and Spinach Casserole

    Tuna Florentine
    Diana Rattray

    This tuna florentine casserole is a colorful and flavorful tuna and pasta bake.

  • 26 of 28

    Ham and Spaghetti Casserole With Mushrooms

    Ham and Spaghetti Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    An easy homemade cheese sauce and seasonings make this ham and spaghetti casserole a family favorite. Feel free to replace the mushrooms with steamed peas.

  • 27 of 28

    Tex-Mex Mac 'n Cheese

    Tex-Mex Style Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Try this easy skillet Tex-Mex mac 'n cheese casserole next time you're in the mood for Tex-Mex food. Add a cheese topping and bake it just long enough to melt the cheese.

  • 28 of 28

    Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

    Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

    These spinach lasagna roll-ups are an excellent alternative to the everyday layered lasagna.