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.
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
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
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.
Cook spinach according to package directions; drain.
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.
Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, until browned and bubbly.