Classic Beef Pasta Bake

Classic Beef Pasta Bake


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About this recipe: A great one dish dinner. Pasta is tossed with a beef ragu and topped with grated mozzarella, before being baked to perfection. Serve with a side salad and/or side salad.

Lisa Stinger

Serves: 8 

  • 450g pasta
  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.2kg passata
  • 350g ready-made gravy
  • 125ml single cream
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 120g grated mozzarella cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. In a large frying pan, cook and stir minced beef until brown. Add garlic, passata, gravy, cream, Parmesan cheese, oregano and basil. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.
  3. Combine the pasta and the sauce. Spread into a greased 20x30cm baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 to 30 minutes, until bubbly.

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Reviews (4)


I left out the basil as i can't stand it! - 07 Sep 2011


Not bad, need to make a few adjustments as I could taste the gravy a lot but a very good base to start with, my lot cleared their plates - 03 Feb 2012


This was super yummy and we will definitely be making it again and again! - 04 Dec 2011

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