From meaty lasagnes and pasta bakes to a Bolognese sauce worth waiting for - find all your family favourites in our beef and pasta recipe collection.
After many attempts to create the best meatballs, I think I've got them as good as I can get them. Great on a budget and just as a warning, you will not be able to stop eating them. I serve with wholewheat or egg spaghetti, as the normal and quick cook ones don't taste of much to me and, of course, garlic bread.
This is a rustic Spanish, spicy, mince based baked penne pasta dish which is perfect for a no-frills family supper. It has come about through trial and error in an attempt to replicate a dish that I ate in a Spanish farmhouse some 15 years ago. In our family it is simply called THE Pasta Dish. The sauce makes 5 portions and so it becomes economical and quick after you've cooked the batch of sauce.
A lovely combination of mince, macaroni and a luscious cheese sauce, this is pure comfort food! It's tasty and cheap to make too!
Once you make this Italian pasta dish, it will become a firm favourite. Spaghetti is topped with homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce. Enjoy with a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.
This is pretty much the first thing I decided to make when I got my spice rack a few years ago. I'd tried a few packet mixes from supermarkets and thought they were all lacking something so decided to have a go at making one myself. My girlfriend absolutely loves this. Hope you enjoy it too.
This is a very special old Italian dish that warms your stomach, as well as your heart. It is a labour of love, but worth every bite! For a different taste, you can use a combination of beef and pork mince.
Hearty, healthy and everyone's favourite Italian dish – don't you want pasta and meatballs for supper tonight? Unlike traditional recipes, these meatballs are low in fat, yet they're full of the terrific taste you crave.
This is sort of like a Greek lasagne, topped with a delectable white sauce. This pastitsio recipe makes a lot and is just incredible. Everyone loves this dish and it is worth the effort.
This warming pasta bake is simple enough to make for a midweek supper, yet feels like slow-cooked comfort food.
Making this lasagne a day ahead and refrigerating overnight allows the spices to meld, and gives it exceptional flavour.