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Easiest Pasta Casserole


Sometimes I’m in such a hurry, I want to just throw stuff together, pop it in the oven, and call it good. This Easy Pasta Casserole is one of those recipes that turns out delicious AND healthy, despite the quickness! I love that the ingredients are easy to stock up on, so it’s great for an ’emergency’ or ‘back up’ meal on those nights I just flat out forget to get dinner ready.

Easiest Pasta Casserole / Busy Mom's Helper

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  • 1 bag Penne pasta
  • 1 jar Rague of choice (we use veggie)
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 bags Veggies of choice, frozen
  • Poppy seeds (as desired; we use about 3 tbsp because we love them)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook the pasta until almost soft.
  3. Pour into sprayed 13×9 baking dish.
  4. Pour in veggies, cheese and sauce. Mix well.
  5. Cook, covered with aluminum foil, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 15 minutes.

Notes: You don’t HAVE to use that much cheese, but oh it’s so good! Also, you really can use any type of pasta, I’m sure; we just use penne so the sauce gets inside and makes it even tastier! I like to use Normandy blend veggies, plus green beans or corn.

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