Parmesan and Ricotta Pasta Bake

4.41 from 30 votes

Delicious parmesan and ricotta pasta bake. An easy and tasty vegetarian pasta recipe!

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We are big pastalovers around here!

It’s such an easy (and cheap!) way to make a lot of food with a ton of flavor.

This parmesan and ricotta pasta bake is packed full of flavor and super simple to eat.

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How to make parmesan ricotta pasta bake

Combine onion, garlic, pepper, sea salt, olive oil, and mushrooms in a large skillet.

Sautee on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes, or until mushrooms cook down and release their liquid.

Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside.

Add pasta sauce to the skillet onion/mushroom mixture and stir.

In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of parmesan, 1 egg and the ricotta cheese and stir to combine.

Add the ricotta mixture to the skillet with the sauce and onion mixture and stir until combined.

Mix sauce with noodles and transfer into a 13 X 9 baking dish.

Bake at 425 for 10 minutes then remove from oven.

Top with 1¼ cups of shredded mozzarella and bake an additional 5 – 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Serve with garlic bread and optional crushed red pepper for topping.

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What I love most about this parmesan and ricotta pasta bake is that it is a sort of “faux lasagna.”

Instead of dollops of ricotta like I would use for lasagna, it mixes right in to create a creamy rose sauce.

Add in some fresh veggies and top with mozzarella for a hearty and delicious pasta that will feed a crowd!

I made this for dinner and it lasted us two nights in a row with extra to spare.

My 10 month old was a big fan too!

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4.41 from 30 votes

Parmesan and Ricotta Pasta Bake

By: Joy Shull
Easy parmesan and and ricotta pasta bake (vegetarian)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 7 large cloves of garlic, minced or finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 25 oz jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 lb pasta of choice, I have used rotini and fusili, but any pasta noodle would work
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for topping (optional)

Instructions 

  • Combine onion, garlic, pepper, sea salt, olive oil, and mushrooms in a large skillet
  • Sautee on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes, or until mushrooms cook down and release their liquid
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions and set aside
  • Add pasta sauce to the skillet onion/mushroom mixture and stir
  • In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of parmesan, 1 egg and the ricotta cheese and stir to combine
  • Add the ricotta mixture to the skillet with the sauce and onion mixture and stir until combined
  • Mix sauce with noodles and transfer into a 13 X 9 baking dish
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes
  • Top with 1 ¼ cups of shredded mozzarella and bake an additional 5 – 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly
  • Serve with garlic bread and optional crushed red pepper for topping
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 970mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g
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  1. 5 stars
    We made this tonight for the first time-it’s so, so good! Sometimes dishes with ricotta can be bland (I made one just a couple weeks ago ), but the onion and garlic really up the ante.