Microwave Mince and Pasta Bake

    35 minutes

    A nice microwave dinner for the whole family. Lots of vegetables, meat and pasta. Tastes great, even the kids will love it.

    90 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g uncooked macaroni
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 1 cup sliced celery
    • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 300g pasta sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender; about 8 minutes. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile; crumble the beef mince into a 2 litre or larger casserole dish. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook in the microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes; or until beef is no longer pink. Stir once during cooking. Drain off the fat.
    3. Stir the tomatoes, pasta sauce and sugar into the beef then and season with paprika, oregano, caraway seed, cayenne pepper and salt.
    4. Cover and cook in the microwave on power level 8 for about 14 minutes or until celery is tender and the flavours have blended.
    5. Remove from the microwave and mix in the cooked macaroni. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes until heated through. Serve.

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    Exactly what I had hoped it would be, thank you! My only change (ingredient wise) was that the diced tomatos had basil, oregano and garlic already mixed in which added fantastic flavor! I opted to saute the garlic, a little more celery and little less onion, browned the beef and simmered all together on the stovetop. (My microwave tends to go on the fritz so I prefer the stovetop.) Before serving I sprinkled a bit of parmesan cheese on the top. Fabulous.  -  11 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I"m giving this 5 stars because I, myself, made a couple of goofs. I did an "oops" with the cayenne pepper, which doesn't bother my family much, and the tomato sauce I had were 8oz cans so I felt like it could have been better with a little more tomato sauce. Oh, since I made it on my stove, I sauteed the onions & celery. Then browned the ground beef. Then added it all together in a large skillet and let it simmer a few minutes. It was good and I will be making it again . Thanks!  -  14 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great! The only thing that was not so tasty was the caraway, which I will omit in the future. The caraway overpowers the taste of the recipe.  -  30 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)