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Valentine's Day Date Night-In | Dash of Jazz

Easy Pasta Bake

An all-in-one pasta dish with a sweet and savory meat sauce, melted cheese, and fresh basil

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked rigatoni pasta, easy pasta dinner, one pan pasta dish, pasta bake dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 1 pound Barilla rigatoni pasta cooked shy of al dente (about 6 minutes)
  • 4 cups meat sauce using recipe linked below or of your choosing
  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 20 leaves fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Alternate layers of pasta, sauce, cheese, and spinach in a baking dish.
  2. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

  3. Top with pieces of torn basil just before serving.