Who can resist the appeal of a make-ahead meal? Prepared breakfasts take the stress out of the聽morning rush and keep the tummy rumbles at bay until lunch time, while sack聽lunches聽can聽save you serious cash. But聽make-ahead dinners聽may be the real聽lifesaver聽for those of us聽who work late more often than not. Especially when the meal that greets you when you walk in the door happens to be聽a satisfying pasta dish, amirite? Just commit to a聽one-time weekend cook-up, then you can heat it and eat it the rest of the聽week. Here are 14 make-ahead pasta pies that are sure to聽become your weeknight go-tos.

1.聽Mac 鈥榥鈥 Cheese Pie:聽This pasta pie is so聽full of the joys of carbs, it should be called聽鈥渃arbageddon pie.鈥 (via Supergolden Bakes)

2.聽Pumpkin Kale Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Pie:聽This聽humble spaghetti pie has full-on flavor and lots of 鈥渉idden veggies,鈥 and聽clocks in聽much lighter than most Italian baked classics, thanks to lean ground turkey. (via聽Dishing Out Health)

3.聽Baked Spaghetti Pie Recipe:聽This twist on the classic spaghetti pie has a smooth layer of cream cheese baked in at the top. (via聽A Spicy Perspective)

4.聽Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti Pie:聽A little bit of spicy chicken sausage adds a whole lotta flavor聽in this聽diet- and budget-friendly dish that costs about聽$2.50 a serving. Double win! (via聽Cooking Light)

5.聽Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Pie: This seven-ingredient pie comes together easily thanks to store-bought breaded chicken. Like everyone鈥檚 fave restaurant pairing, the chicken Parm and spaghetti combo will satisfy your every聽comfort-food craving. (via聽Melanie Makes)

6.聽Delizie del Piemonte:聽This pasta pie is made the old-fashioned way, with fresh lasagna sheets聽and homemade marinara and bechamel sauces. When you want to treat yourself to an utterly decadent pie, this is your jam. (via聽Sourdough & Olives)

7.聽Baked Zoodles Caprese:聽This one鈥檚 for all the gluten-free folks in the house! Baked with zoodles instead of noodles, it鈥檚 like a cross between a classic lasagna and quiche. (via聽Queen of My Kitchen)

8.聽Bucatini Pie With Marinara Sauce: If you haven鈥檛 tried *bucatini,* prepare to meet your newest noodle obsession. Like pumped-up聽strands of spaghetti, it鈥檒l gives your聽pie more substance, and it slices up nicely for a Insta-perfect聽presentation.聽(via Pastry Chef Online)

9.聽Spaghetti Pie:聽This deep-dish pie has a *crust* made of angel-hair pasta聽and is topped with three kinds of cheese. What鈥檚 not to LOVE? (via聽Culinary Hill)

10.聽Carbonara Pasta聽Pie:聽Something magical happens when steaming hot pasta *cooks* the pancetta and egg mixture in a classic carbonara. This has all the flavor of the original, but in make-ahead pie form. (via Spoon, Fork, Bacon)

11.聽Italian Gnocchi Quiche:聽These little pies are baked on a crust of pillowy gnocchi. Substitute gluten-free聽gnocchi and the GF folks at the table will be beaming emoji heart-eyes at you. (via聽Heavenly Home Cooking)

12.聽Rigatoni Pie:聽Rigatoni noodles stood upright in the pan make for a most impressive pasta pie. (via聽My Evil Twin鈥檚 Kitchen)

13.聽Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Rigatoni Pasta Pie With Fried Sage:聽This pie is like unstuffed ravioli 鈥斅爎avioli without all the work.聽Roasted butternut squash, gorgonzola cheese, and sage may sound like an odd trio, but the salty-sweetness will hit聽your taste buds in all the right spots. (via聽Half Baked Harvest)

14.聽Meaty Mac and Cheese Pie:聽This pasta pie is cooked in an actual pie crust, for a double-carby one-two punch 鈥 POW! 鈥 right to your taste buds. Bookmark this one, because it鈥檚 so easy yet satisfying that you鈥檒l find yourself coming back to the recipe聽time and again. (via聽Bakers Royale)

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