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Red and White Baked Pasta

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Today’s red and white baked pasta recipe is going to be another great “go to meal” when you need something quick and easy.

The idea is quite simple, you make pasta using both a red sauce and a white sauce mix. Similar to the Easy Pasta Bake recipe that I have posted before.

Red and White Baked Pasta

My husband said he likes this version better. Everyone gobbled it up. We only had 1/4 of the whole 9x 13 left.

When I created this red and white baked pasta I wanted to make sure I have the right ratio of pasta to sauce. I wanted to made sure it wouldn’t turn out too dry. This turned out just right. 

All you need to do is bake you pasta to al dente. Then mix it with a jar of red pasta sauce, a jar of alfredo pasta sauce, and some mozzarella cheese.

Red and White Baked Pasta

Add the pasta to a baking dish. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until hot and bubble. Then sprinkle with some parmesan cheese and bake for another 5 minutes, just enough to melt the cheese. You can sprinkle with some fresh parsley before serving but it isn’t neccesary.

My son has made this for a large group of people. I have also used it for a church dinner. This dish is always a hit!

I also served it up with some herbed garlic bread. I had some leftover bolillo rolls from Sam’s Club laying around the house. These rolls kind of look like footballs and are apparently a crusty Mexican sandwich rolls.  They also sell the at Walmart too. 

Anyway, I made little individual loaves of herbed garlic bread with these rolls. Loved it on these rolls.

You must try it. They were soft, chewy, and delicious. We were in garlic bread heaven.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use whole wheat or gluten-free pasta for this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to use whole wheat or gluten-free pasta to suit your dietary preferences or restrictions. Adjust cooking times accordingly.

Can I use any type of pasta for the red and white baked pasta recipe?
Yes, you can use your favorite pasta shape. Penne, rigatoni, or rotini work well for holding the sauce.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time and bake it later?
Absolutely! You can assemble the dish, cover it tightly, and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake.

How do I prevent the pasta from becoming mushy during baking?
Make sure to cook the pasta al dente before assembling the dish. This helps it maintain a firmer texture during baking

Here’s what you need to make the
Red and White Baked Pasta

  • PENNE NOODLES
  • ALFREDO SAUCE
  • MARINARA SAUCE
  • MOZZARELLA CHEESE
  • PARMESAN CHEESE

For more pasta recipes, try:

Red and White Baked Pasta

Red and White Baked Pasta

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Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups penne noodles
  • 1 15 oz. jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the two sauces together.
  • Add mozzarella cheese to the sauce mixture and combine.
  • Add drained pasta to the sauce mixture and stir to combine..
  • Pour pasta into a 9×13 casserole dish and bake about 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan on top and bake another five minutes. (I also sprinkled mine with fresh parsley just before serving.) Enjoy! Serves 6-8

Notes

This recipe was tested using Bertolli Organic Olive Oil, Basil, and Garlic red sauce and Bertolli Garlic Alfredo white sauce.
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32 Comments

  1. My family of four loves this recipe!! Easy and delicious! Only thing different I do is add pepperoni’s to the top before baking. Kids love it even more this way!

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  15. This is genious and was very delicious! I’ve just recently stumbled upon your site, I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

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  18. Enjoying my leftovers from last night’s dinner when I made this. It is very delicious and easy! Perfect balance of noodles, sauce, and cheese. Thanks!

  19. This is me again. Made this yesterday with the granddaughters. We all like it. It is a keeper. Used store brand marinara sauce, Paul Newman’s Alfredo sauce. Changed nothing. Like to try recipes as written, then tweek if needed. Not needed. When my son, the girls father came home at 10:00pm from work, agreed “it is a keeper.” Left my copy of recipe for my daughter-in-law. She will be making for her parents.
    Even can work for food storage, with just dried parmesan if needed.
    Thanks Carole

  20. I am enjoying your site. While I am much older than the rest of you, some of the same issues: cost speed and tasty for children apply. Live near two of my three granddaughters. Frequently share meals with them and their parents. Have a limited budget, and also like a simple meal so the girls can help with that meal.
    This Red and Baked pasta will made this week with them.

  21. this recipe was absolutely WONDERFUL! I did take it a step further and added 3 cooked chicken breasts cut into bite sized chunks to make it an all-in-one meal, (my husband HAS to have a meat with every meal…)
    I also made my own EASY alfredo sauce (just butter, cream cheese, milk and garlic pepper) and just used a jar of regular ol’ Ragu spaghetti sauce. Seriously Red & White Baked Pasta (with chicken) will now be one of our family’s staple meals.
    Thanks for sharing your kitchen with my family!

  22. I want to make this tonight for dinner. Looks yummy. Did you use 4 cups uncooked or cooked pasta? I would hate to have too much or too little pasta.

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  25. I’ll try this at home. Every time I make spaghetti, I only cook the noodles. Two sons want white sauce, third son plus hubby and I want red sauce.
    All like my cavatini casserole, so will see if they’ll like this “compromise sauce.”

  26. I love getting recipes that are not just easy to make but easy to take on the road to friends, church potlucks and other outings. This one is sure to please. Thanks.

  27. this looks soooo good im going to try this recipe this weekend. i never would have thought to combine the two sauces!!

    1. Enjoying my leftovers from last night’s dinner when I made this. It is very delicious and easy! Perfect balance of noodles, sauce, and cheese. Thanks!