Beef, Spinach and Cheddar Pasta Bake

    Beef, Spinach and Cheddar Pasta Bake

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: A simple, hearty and delicious pasta dish, which is a cinch to make. Pasta is baked with spinach, minced beef, tomato sauce and Cheddar cheese.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 450g medium pasta shells
    • 285g frozen chopped spinach
    • 250g lean minced beef
    • 3 3/4 (400g) tomato based pasta sauce
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese, divided

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. 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.
    3. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain.
    4. In a frying pan over medium heat, cook minced beef until brown; drain. In a large bowl, stir together cooked beef, spinach, pasta sauce and all but 4 tablespoons of the Cheddar cheese. Reserve 500ml sauce mixture. Stir the pasta shells into the remaining sauce mixture. Pour shell mixture into a 20x30cm baking dish and top with reserved sauce and sprinkle with reserved cheese.
    5. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, until browned and bubbly.

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