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31 Big, Fat Winter Pastas to Hunker Down With

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When the 10-day weather report looks like an audition for storm cloud emojis, the snow on the ground is a hazy shade of brownish-yuck, and that puddle was just a little bit deeper than you'd anticipated, the answer is clear: pasta. Miles and piles of oozy, cheesy, gooey pasta. (Feel better yet?)

Get. In. My. Belly.
Get. In. My. Belly. Photo by Julia Gartland

Here are 31 baked, cheesy, and creamy pastas to dive into for when you just can't even (and even when you can):

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Layers and Layers of Cheese

Vegetarian Lasagna
Vegetarian Lasagna
Birthday Lasagna

Birthday Lasagna by Merrill Stubbs

White Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Leeks, and Gruyère

White Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Leeks, and Gruyère by lagougerie

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables

Vegan Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables by Gena Hamshaw

Timpano

Timpano by Camille Becerra

Ragu, We Love You

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu
Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu
Jen’s “Improved” Chicken Liver Ragu

Jen’s “Improved” Chicken Liver Ragu by lastnightsdinner

Ragù di Carne (Meat Sauce)

Ragù di Carne (Meat Sauce) by Maureen Fant

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes

Bucatini Pasta with Pork Ragu

Bucatini Pasta with Pork Ragu by Jenya | BlueGalley

A Hint of Nuance

Beet Casunsei
Beet Casunsei
Spaghetti alla Sylvia Thompson

Spaghetti alla Sylvia Thompson by luvcookbooks

Miso Mac and Cheese

Miso Mac and Cheese by Posie Harwood

Ina Garten's Pasta alla Vecchia Bettola

Ina Garten's Pasta alla Vecchia Bettola by Genius Recipes

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo by Kenzi Wilbur

Pasta Piselli
Pasta Piselli

Get Your Greens

Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta
Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta
Macaroni-and-Cheese (and Broccoli) Casserole

Macaroni-and-Cheese (and Broccoli) Casserole by Nicholas Day

Kale Macaroni and Cheese in Homage to Woodberry Kitchen

Kale Macaroni and Cheese in Homage to Woodberry Kitchen by healthierkitchen

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and White Bean-Anchovy Sauce
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and White Bean-Anchovy Sauce

Cream de la Crème

White Pasta with Garlic Parmigiano Breadcrumbs

White Pasta with Garlic Parmigiano Breadcrumbs by sdebrango

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Pasta by Kendra Vaculin

Mac 'n' Cheese, Redux

Chicken-Fried Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken-Fried Macaroni and Cheese
Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese

Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese by Amanda Hesser

Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

Truffled Macaroni and Cheese by Skye | From My Dining Table

Pizza Macaroni and Cheese

Pizza Macaroni and Cheese by Posie Harwood

Ridiculously Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Ridiculously Easy Macaroni and Cheese by mrslarkin

Bake it 'Til You Make It

Mezzi Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella
Mezzi Rigatoni with Broccoli Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella
Gnocchi alla Romana (Baked Semolina Gnocchi)

Gnocchi alla Romana (Baked Semolina Gnocchi) by Emiko

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage by Merrill Stubbs

Pasta Pie with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
Pasta Pie with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil

Helpful Tools & Tricks

Nonna's Smoky & Leafy Pasta Sauce (Set of 4)

Nonna's Smoky & Leafy Pasta Sauce (Set of 4)

$36
How to Make Lasagna Without a Recipe

How to Make Lasagna Without a Recipe by Catherine Lamb

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Why is Some Cream More Expensive (& Can You Taste the Difference)?

Why is Some Cream More Expensive (& Can You Taste the Dif... by Catherine Lamb

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Special Edition Sfoglini Saffron Malloreddus (2 pounds)

Special Edition Sfoglini Saffron Malloreddus (2 pounds)

$20
White Truffle Oil

White Truffle Oil

$30
How to Make Any Kind of Baked Pasta (& Live a Happy Life)

How to Make Any Kind of Baked Pasta (& Live a Happy Life) by Sarah Jampel

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Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch: The Non-Boxed, Still Cheap Alternative

Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch: The Non-Boxed, Still Ch... by Gabriella Paiella

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Staub Medium Cast Iron Oval Roasting Dishes

Staub Medium Cast Iron Oval Roasting Dishes

From $129

What's your ultimate comforting pasta? Are you all mac 'n' cheese all the time? Tell us in the comments below!