Kids' favourite pasta bake

Kids' favourite pasta bake


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About this recipe: A simple pasta bake that is a boon to mums everywhere! Simply combine browned mince with cooked macaroni, a bit of butter, grated Cheddar and passata. The result is a cheesy, bubbly and comforting supper that will please the entire family.


Serves: 8 

  • 450g minced beef
  • 1 (500g) pack macaroni
  • 250g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (800g) jar passata
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Crumble the mince into a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until evenly browned. Drain.
  3. While the mince is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and stir in butter. Transfer to a large casserole dish, and mix in the mince, passata and Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top.
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until heated through and bubbly.

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Reviews (2)


It was very simple without any veg. So I added some onions and blended down some courgettes and mushrooms as "hidden" vegetables for the kids and a little basil. I then sprinkled cheese on top before putting in the oven. It may seem like I did a lot to it but I didn't really. And it was pretty tasty. - 20 Oct 2016


My girl loves this pasta!!! - 13 Jun 2016

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