Layered Beef Pasta Bake

Layered Beef Pasta Bake


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About this recipe: A delicious change to the traditional lasagne. Pasta is layered with beef ragu, mozzarella, soured cream, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. It is then baked to perfection. Enjoy with a side salad and/or garlic bread.


Serves: 8 

  • 450g rigatoni pasta
  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1.6kg tomato based pasta sauce
  • 340g sliced mozzarella
  • 350ml soured cream
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add pasta sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  4. In a lightly greased 2 litre baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Spread on a layer of half the pasta sauce mixture and soured cream.
  5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.

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