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Super Fast Pasta Bake

by Laura

One dish meals are nice to have in your recipe file.  Who doesn’t love a meal without a lot of clean up?  Today’s recipe is just that.  It is all mixed and cooked in the same dish.  The only other things you may have to dirty is a measuring cup, spoon, and cheese grater.
It is also a simple dish – pasta, sauce, and cheese.  No need to pre-cook you pasta here.  It all cooks in the oven.  Yummy!  I adapted this one from Meals 4 Moms.

Super Fast Pasta Bake

  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni or other small shaped pasta (I used mini bow tie pasta)
  • 4 1/4 cups spaghetti/marinara sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ( I used a cheese blend)
  1. In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, combine the spaghetti/marinara sauce, water, and tomatoes.  Stir in raw pasta.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45  minutes to 1 hour until pasta is tender.
  3. Top with cheese and place back in the oven uncovered.  Bake a few more minutes until cheese is melted. Serves 4-6.

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42 comments

Luther April 3, 2016 - 9:13 pm

Thanks for the recipe! If I wanted to add meat, can I just add some cooked chicken cubes or would that interfere with the cooking of the raw pasta?

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Baba August 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Where does it say how many servings?

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Luther April 3, 2016 - 9:14 pm

It says “Serves 4-6” at the end.

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Baba August 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Where does it say how many servings?

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Luther April 3, 2016 - 9:14 pm

It says “Serves 4-6” at the end.

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Kat September 2, 2014 - 9:29 pm

So easy to make! I did everything like the recipe said except DOUBLED the pasta and it was perfect (1hr cook time before the cheese). Will def add veggie ground beef last night, and maybe mushrooms and other veggies!

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Kat September 2, 2014 - 9:29 pm

So easy to make! I did everything like the recipe said except DOUBLED the pasta and it was perfect (1hr cook time before the cheese). Will def add veggie ground beef last night, and maybe mushrooms and other veggies!

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Kat September 2, 2014 - 9:29 pm

So easy to make! I did everything like the recipe said except DOUBLED the pasta and it was perfect (1hr cook time before the cheese). Will def add veggie ground beef last night, and maybe mushrooms and other veggies!

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Alan August 24, 2014 - 6:41 am

I love pasta bakes and this one sounds nice, but I find that there is to much fluid by at least two times. Either increase your pasta to a lb+ or decrease all your liquid ingredients some.
Also, for a different zip, try some green chilis in there sometime. Not overpowering and I think it’s a nice spin on the bake idea.
Thanks for a great site, with a nice layout. Happy cooking.

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Alan August 24, 2014 - 6:41 am

I love pasta bakes and this one sounds nice, but I find that there is to much fluid by at least two times. Either increase your pasta to a lb+ or decrease all your liquid ingredients some.
Also, for a different zip, try some green chilis in there sometime. Not overpowering and I think it’s a nice spin on the bake idea.
Thanks for a great site, with a nice layout. Happy cooking.

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Alan August 24, 2014 - 6:41 am

I love pasta bakes and this one sounds nice, but I find that there is to much fluid by at least two times. Either increase your pasta to a lb+ or decrease all your liquid ingredients some.
Also, for a different zip, try some green chilis in there sometime. Not overpowering and I think it’s a nice spin on the bake idea.
Thanks for a great site, with a nice layout. Happy cooking.

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Becky September 21, 2013 - 9:42 am

Thanks so much for his recipe, it’s so simple & I’m so glad you don’t have to cook the pasta before hand a snit takes forever!

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Becky September 21, 2013 - 9:42 am

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Becky September 21, 2013 - 9:42 am

Thanks so much for his recipe, it’s so simple & I’m so glad you don’t have to cook the pasta before hand a snit takes forever!

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Aggie April 3, 2011 - 12:21 pm

I love that this is made with raw pasta! I tend to get lazy about pasta bakes sometimes because of the added step of cooking the pasta first! Looks delicious!

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Aggie April 3, 2011 - 12:21 pm

I love that this is made with raw pasta! I tend to get lazy about pasta bakes sometimes because of the added step of cooking the pasta first! Looks delicious!

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Aggie April 3, 2011 - 12:21 pm

I love that this is made with raw pasta! I tend to get lazy about pasta bakes sometimes because of the added step of cooking the pasta first! Looks delicious!

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Elena March 25, 2011 - 5:28 pm

I tried the recipe with a small add: I added ricotta and camembert cheese with mozarella………..a new taste…I like all types of cheese.

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Elena March 25, 2011 - 5:28 pm

I tried the recipe with a small add: I added ricotta and camembert cheese with mozarella………..a new taste…I like all types of cheese.

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Lorene March 25, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Thank you for deciding what we’re having for dinner tonight 🙂

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Lorene March 25, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Thank you for deciding what we’re having for dinner tonight 🙂

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Jen March 24, 2011 - 11:54 am

I made this last night. Way easy and my family gobbled it up! Thanks for sharing!

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Jen March 24, 2011 - 11:54 am

I made this last night. Way easy and my family gobbled it up! Thanks for sharing!

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Jen March 24, 2011 - 11:54 am

I made this last night. Way easy and my family gobbled it up! Thanks for sharing!

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Megan March 23, 2011 - 11:48 pm

I love pasta bakes, and this one sounds so easy and delicious!

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Megan March 23, 2011 - 11:48 pm

I love pasta bakes, and this one sounds so easy and delicious!

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Megan March 23, 2011 - 11:48 pm

I love pasta bakes, and this one sounds so easy and delicious!

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Dezi A March 23, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Yum and love how simple it is! Now to decide what to make with it. Thanks!

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Dezi A March 23, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Yum and love how simple it is! Now to decide what to make with it. Thanks!

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Dezi A March 23, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Yum and love how simple it is! Now to decide what to make with it. Thanks!

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Tessa March 23, 2011 - 11:24 am

This does sounds like a great busy day meal. Quick and no clean-up are always good things!

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Tessa March 23, 2011 - 11:24 am

This does sounds like a great busy day meal. Quick and no clean-up are always good things!

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Tessa March 23, 2011 - 11:24 am

This does sounds like a great busy day meal. Quick and no clean-up are always good things!

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