When a dish is named Million Dollar Pasta Bake, you can probably count on it being worth every penny in flavor! So it is with this recipe. The dish has been around for decades, but it’s making quite a revival on social media. It seems as though we’re all looking for a little extra comfort in our foods these days, and a cheesy, meaty lasagna-like casserole checks off that box quite nicely!
I’ve made a regular size batch, and I’ve also doubled the recipe for great make-ahead portion sized meals that can be frozen and enjoyed later. I’ve also prepared the Million Dollar Pasta Bake with ground beef, turkey and chicken. Whichever protein you prefer, the outcome tastes pretty much the same.
This recipe is a lot like lasagna, but much easier to prepare, with its delicious layers of homemade meat sauce, a sizable layer of pasta enrobed in four cheeses, and more meat sauce and cheese on top. If you’re looking for a real satisfying and hearty comfort food classic, you can’t go wrong with a Million Dollar Pasta Bake!