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Easiest ever pasta bake recipe

Easiest ever pasta bake recipe

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  • Ingredients
  • Meat and poultry
  • Beef
  • Beef pasta

Four ingredients is all it takes to make a comforting family friendly pasta bake. Try adding your own touches, such as adding your favourite herbs, frozen veg, chopped chorizo and more.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 450g fusilli pasta
  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 800g pasta sauce
  • 325g mozzarella cheese, grated

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:40min

  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. In a frying pan, cook beef until brown over medium heat. Drain excess fat.
  3. Add pasta sauce and pasta to browned mince. In a three litre casserole dish layer meat mixture, followed with the mozzarella cheese, repeat.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(169)

Reviews in English (129)

by MPMommy

I thought it was good, as did my husband. My 18m old daughter loved it! I made a few subs based on what I had on hand (ie: 12oz tri-color rotini, 24oz jar spaghetti sauce) and I added some chopped onion and garlic powder to the meat, and it came out fine. Maybe a little dry, but still good. Perhaps next time I'll cover with foil for 15-20 minutes, then uncover for the last few minutes. I think I'll make it again! Oh - I also recommend spraying the baking dish with non-stick spray to ease clean up.-20 Aug 2007

by GREEBO

I made a few changes, I used ricotta cheese in the middle and spaghetti for the pasta. A new favorite for me and my husband. So good and so easy to do!-07 Nov 2005

by Michelle

Very good as written. Quick, filling, and pleasing. Add a tossed salad and garlic toast for a great and easy meal. I've used ham, pepperoni, sausage as meat variations; used ricotta, cottage cheese, mild cheddar for cheese variations; and salsa for sauce variations. A handy go-to recipe. Thanks for the idea and inspiration LaDonna!-30 Dec 2008


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