Simple Pasta Bake

Simple Pasta Bake


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About this recipe: An easy pasta dish, which is quick to throw together. Pasta is baked with beef, celery and onion in a tomato sauce. Enjoy with a side salad.


Serves: 6 

  • 225g pasta
  • 450g lean minced beef
  • 160g chopped onion
  • 250g chopped celery
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (295g) tin condensed tomato soup
  • 225g passata
  • 250ml water
  • 275g grated mature Cheddar cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan cook minced beef until no pink remains. Add onions and celery and cook until they are softened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in tomato soup, passata and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. In a baking dish, mix together the cooked and drained pasta with the meat mixture.
  4. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle the top with grated Cheddar cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.

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I thought that this tasted nice enough,but what put me off was constantly having to crunch the celery with each mouthful,i suppose i could just add 'less' celery next time! - 15 Jan 2011

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