Family Pasta Bake
Easy and Cheesy Pasta Bake Recipe
5 - 6
One for the family for those Sunday nights, when all you really want is to chill out with a lazy meal in front of the television and a glass of wine, before the week roars into life the next day. Leftovers are great for heating up to make an easy family meal or office lunch the next day. Suitable for toddlers.
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550g Quality Mark beef mince
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
3 celery stalks
400g can cream of tomato soup
1/2 cup pizza paste
3/4 cup beef stock
2 1/2 cups pasta
250g cottage cheese
3/4 cup grated tasty Cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 190°C.
Lightly grease a 6-cup capacity oven proof dish or frying-pan, or 6 individual dishes.
Cook the onion in a dash of oil in a frying pan for 8-10 minutes or until softened
Add the garlic and dried herbs and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until mix is fragrant, set aside.
Add beef mince to the pan and brown well.
Return the onion and garlic mix to the pan with the celery, soup, pizza paste and half the beef stock.
Cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until reasonably thick.
Add more stock if required and season well with salt and pepper.
Transfer to the prepared dish.
Mix together the pasta, egg, cottage cheese and grated cheese and dollop on top of the mince.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until well browned and hot.
Nutrition Information per Serving (362g)
Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).More info
* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)