5 Classic Pasta Dishes that Warm the Heart

The warm, cheesy goodness of these meals can't be matched.

Classic Italian flavors evoke warmth and heartiness, and are popular picks for eaters of all ages. These pasta dishes aren’t just delicious, they can be made ahead, they’re portable, and your friend can freeze the leftovers. Consider one of these classics the next time you sign up on a Meal Train page.


It doesn’t get more classic than lasagna. It’s the #1 meal made on MealTrain.com! See the recipe.

Stuffed Shells

The secret about stuffed shells is they’re just as scrumptious and satisfying as lasagna but with less work! See the recipe.

Pasta e Fagioli al Forno

Pasta plus! With the added nutritional kick of cannellini beans, this dish checks all the right boxes. See the recipe.


Have you passed on making risotto because the traditional method involves a lot of stirring? This version bakes in the oven so you’re not stuck at the stove. See the recipe.

Orecchiette with Sausage

A quick-fix meal with full flavors. A simple swap of ingredients could make this a vegetarian dish. See the recipe.

Bonus Recipe!

What goes great with warm pasta? Homemade bread, of course. It is a perfect companion to one of the recipes above. See the recipe.

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