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.
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.
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
- PENNE NOODLES
- ALFREDO SAUCE
- MARINARA SAUCE
- MOZZARELLA CHEESE
- PARMESAN CHEESE
For more pasta recipes, try:
Red and White Baked Pasta
Real Mom Kitchen
- 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
- 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