Looking for a quick and simple vegetarian dinner that you can get in the oven without any fancy moves? Look no further than a baked pasta casserole! Most of these recipes are a complete meal, and all of them are a delicious meat-free entree suitable for any family meal.
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A pasta bake is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to sneak more greens into your family's meals, and this pasta casserole filled with spinach is one good place to start. With all the ricotta and Parmesan goodness, the spinach will go down just a little easier. It's the perfect combination for any meal really, healthy enough that adults will approve, yet cheesy enough that kids will eat it.
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This meatless pasta bake strips it down to just the basics: pasta, sauce, cheese and a few shakes of Italian seasonings. It's great just as is, or ready to personalize with whatever you like: extra veggies (try spinach) some fresh herbs (whatever you have) an artisanal cheese topping or some vegetarian meat substitute, perhaps vegetarian "chicken" strips or sauteed "beef" crumbles.
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This simple meatless pasta bake with kidney beans has long been a favorite here on TheSpruce, and with good reason. It's made with just five simple ingredients and is a full meal in one dish. As one reviewer said: "It tastes great and is very filling." What else do you need from a simple vegetarian pasta casserole?
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Like hamburger casserole or got kids that do? Try this super simple vegetarian version made with lightly browned veggie burgers instead of hamburger. There's not much to it other than that, and although the recipe does call for tomatoes, it's not too nutritious, so feel free to add in more vegetables. But the kids will love it, it's cheap, filling, and easy to get into the oven. A quick and easy meatless pasta bake.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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