A bit of winter blues, with a dash of extra stress, and a sprinkle of dropping outdoor temperatures sounds like a perfect recipe for comfort food cravings and for me pasta screams comfort. A box of mac and cheese mixed with some leftovers works great for most cravings. However, a full out craving for the comfort only pasta can dish out needs a web search for the best and easiest baked pasta dishes. I ended up with a dizzying array of results to fit any pasta craving.

Every food website seems to have a few baked pasta dishes to offer. I had just landed in foodie paradise, where there is a pasta dish for everyone. Whether I want light on the dairy, heavy on the veggies, and no meat please to full throttle loads of it all, or anything in between I am in heaven. So, follow me as I follow my cravings and make your choices based on eating style, mood, and your pasta cravings.

All these options make you a little dizzy? If so, start with these top rated easy baked pasta dishes. You’ll be whipping up awesome delicious pasta dinners in no time. I chose a variety of dishes ensuring there is something for everyone. We are going to jump right in starting with an Amish Baked Spaghetti recipe from Pinterest. Feel free to use premade sauce if homemade is a bit intimidating.

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Amish know their food, especially anything baked. Take an Italian favorite like spaghetti, add an Amish twist, and the results are likely amazing. Looking for a traditional pasta dish with just a slight twist look no further than Amish Baked Spaghetti with 5 out of 5 stars on reviews its sure to be a hit with your family.

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This is a meaty hearty dish with just enough cheese and tomato to balance it all out. This easy one pot baked pasta dish, Pastitsio is rated, 4.6 out of 5 stars, is warm and filling for those long winter nights. Topped with a generous amount of melted cheese covering the top of the dish.

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This cheesy, meaty baked pasta dish is an old favorite of pasta lovers with a simple twist. The Lasagna Rolls are more elegant and less messy than the traditional dish. With a review rating of 4.6/5 stars, it will likely become a family favorite.

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With this hearty easy dish for those cold winter nights, you won’t even miss the meat with its rating of 4.7/5 stars. Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables can easily be made into a non-vegetarian meal by adding crumbled precooked drained hamburger meat into the mix.

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This creamy vegetarian option of an Italian favorite is sure to please. For those of us that enjoy meat, Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna could be easily transformed from a vegetarian meal with the addition of precooked boneless skinless chicken breast. With a rating of 4.8/5 stars this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.