The baked cheesy pasta being scooped out of the dish.
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Cheesy Pasta Bake Casserole

How can you go wrong with a cheesy pasta bake casserole? Tender pasta noodles smothered with yummy tomato sauce and gooey cheese. It's the perfect match!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
None0 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Italian Inspired
Keyword: Cheesy Pasta Bake, pasta bake, pasta bake casserole, pasta bake recipes, pasta bake with ham
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen



  • 8 Ounces Short Pasta (penne, rigatoni, etc. two ((2)) cups by volume)
  • 1 Cup White Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 Cup White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Cup Ham (pre-cooked, diced)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • 24 Ounces Pasta Sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 8 Ounces Mozzarella (shredded)


  • First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. and cook the pasta noodles al dente per the instructions on the box. Drain the noodles of excess water and set them aside for later.
  • Next, in a skillet over medium heat, saute the ham, onions, mushrooms, and for about three to five minutes. Then add the wine and let everything cook for an additional two minutes.
  • Afterward, remove the pan from the heat and add the cooked noodles to the skillet. Then, pour your favorite pasta sauce over the noodles. Make to stir everything together, coating all the pasta in the sauce. 
  • Now, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the cheesy pasta bake and place it in the oven to cook for 20 minutes or until the cheese and sauce begin to boil. 
  • Last, remove the skillet from the oven and let the cheesy pasta bake cool for about 10 minutes before serving. 


The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of about one (1) cup of the pasta bake casserole. The actual calorie count may vary. The dish can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to three (3) days. 


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 2mg
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