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Mac and Cheese Pasta Bake

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Mac and Cheese Pasta Bake

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Creamy mac and cheese that's baked in the oven without any curdling!


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz pasta shells (cooked al-dente)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 4 tbsp salted butter (cut into one tbsp pieces)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large oval baking dish add a block of cream cheese in the center.
  • Add cooked pasta, and drizzle marinara sauce, and garlic over the cream cheese.
  • Add butter, milk, broth, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the cheeses around the edges.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Stir together really well until it is creamy!
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  1. 5 stars
    This pasta is AMAZING! I was slightly skeptical when it came out of the oven but once I started stirring it got creamier and creamier and I swear it some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten!! I’ve literally never written a recipe review before but this blew my mind.