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Starting with a box of store-bought pasta + jarred pasta sauce saves time and money in this easy, cheesy pantry pasta bake from Chef Ryan Scott.

For more recipes made with basics you already have at home, check out our 18 best recipes using pantry staples.


  • 1 box store-bought pasta, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1 cup broccoli rabe, chopped
  • 1 jar store-bought pasta sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheese


Serves: 4


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium pot over high heat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook for 2 minutes, drain and submerge in a large bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together pasta, sauce, garlic powder and broccoli rabe. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour into a casserole dish or 13x9 baking dish. Evenly spread shredded cheese over top and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.