Beef pasta bake

    50 min

    A hearty and super-satisfying pasta bake, which is perfect any day of the week. Beef ragu is topped with pasta, cottage cheese, spring onions, Cheddar cheese and pasta sauce, then baked to perfection.

    23 people made this

    Makes: 4 - 6 servings

    • 225g pasta
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 400g tomato-based pasta sauce with mushrooms, such as Dolmio
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 225g cottage cheese
    • 50g chopped spring onions
    • 60g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. 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, in a frying pan over medium heat, brown the minced beef with the onion until no pink shows; drain. Mix in 1/2 of the tomato sauce, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Pour into shallow 3 litre baking dish.
    3. Pour in pasta in an even layer. Top with cottage cheese; sprinkle with onions and Cheddar cheese. Pour on remaining tomato sauce.
    4. Bake in a preheated over for 30 minutes.

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    This casserole was quite easy to make and reminds me of an easier version of lasagna. Next time I will leave out the cinnamon, as it seemed to distract from the flavor instead of adding to it.  -  29 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good and easy! I had planned to use ricotta cheese, but found I didn’t have ricotta or cottage cheese. Since I did have a tub of soft cream cheese I used that - very good & rich. I added a 8 oz box of sliced mushrooms. I had a 14+ oz can of tomato sauce with mushrooms, but added the whole can instead of saving half, so in the final step I added a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes after draining off some of the liquid. My husband took a bite and said that it was Very Good – even before I had a chance to ask if he liked it! ! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe!  -  08 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very little flavor. My husband was not impressed. We threw out the leftovers.  -  26 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)