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Comfort food to the rescue: 21 pasta bake recipes

With pasta and melted cheese its core ingredients, what's not to love about a pasta bake?
Paccheri with sausage ragù and mozzarella

Paccheri with sausage ragù and mozzarella

Ben Dearnley

With pasta and sauce bound with melted cheese, what’s not to love about a pasta bake? We have creature-comfort lasagnes (make sure you try chef Sarah Cicolini’s version with romanesco) and cannelloni, and a healthy dose of mac and cheese recipes. For a show-stopping pasta bake, look no further than Buon Ricordo’s gravity-defying timballo Napoletano.

Mushroom and Fontina rigatoni
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Mushroom and Fontina rigatoni

Fusilli with greens, fennel and feta
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Fusilli with greens, fennel and feta

Macaroni and cheese
Photo: Rob Shaw

Macaroni and cheese

Photo: Benito Martin

Dan Puskas’s mushroom lasagne

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Beef and ricotta cannelloni

Matt Breen's Mum's lasagne
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Matt Breen’s Mum’s lasagne

Lobster pasta with lemon crumbs
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lobster pasta with lemon crumbs

Ham and provolone mac and cheese with fried egg
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Ham and provolone mac and cheese with fried egg

Semolina and Pyengana cheddar gnocchi, crushed tomato and olive oil
Photo: Mark Roper

Embla’s cheddar gnocchi, crushed tomato and olive oil

Yiouvetsi
Photo: John Laurie

Kathy Tsaples’ yiouvetsi

Photo: William Meppem

Bitter greens and ricotta cannelloni

Photo: Prue Ruscoe

Paul Carmichael’s macaroni pie

Photo: William Meppem

Buon Ricordo’s timballo Napoletano

Cauliflower mac and cheese with hazelnuts
Photo: John Paul Urizar

Cauliflower mac and cheese with hazelnuts

Photo: Chris Chen

Toasted-flour pasta with silverbeet

Photo: Ben Dearnley

Ultimate mac and cheese

Lasagne with romanesco (Lasagne con broccolo romanesco)
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Lasagne with romanesco

Photo: William Meppem

Pasticcio

A white baking tray with lasagne, with a rectangle slice cut out.
Photo: Teny Aghamalian

A classic lasagne

Cauliflower and hazelnut strozzapreti with Gorgonzola
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Cauliflower and hazelnut strozzapreti with Gorgonzola

Paccheri with sausage ragù and mozzarella
Photo: Ben Dearnley

Paccheri with sausage ragù and mozzarella

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