Cheesy Baked Penne with Basil

    Cheesy Baked Penne with Basil


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    A delicious creamy penne bake with beef, three cheeses and fresh basil. This can be served as a main or side dish.

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g dry penne pasta
    • 450g lean beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 kilograms pasta sauce
    • 170g provolone cheese, sliced
    • 170g mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. In a large frypan, brown beef over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender. Drain off fat and add pasta sauce; simmer for about 15 minutes.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    4. In a lightly greased 2 litre baking dish, place about half of the pasta; top with a layer of provolone and mozzarella cheese slices. Spread on a layer of half the pasta sauce mixture and sour cream.
    5. Cover with remaining pasta, cheese and sauce; sprinkle a layer of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until cheese and sauce are bubbly; serve.

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