Easy Beef and Tomato Pasta Bake

    35 minutes

    A great pasta bake that is very easy to make. I like to use spiral noodles, but this recipe can be made with any shape of pasta. Serve with a salad and warm bread if desired.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 500g pasta
    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 litre tomato spaghetti sauce
    • 250g fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 1/4 cups diced tomatoes
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    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 and reserve.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. In a large frypan brown the beef until no longer pink; drain off grease. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms and tomatoes to beef and simmer for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
    4. Pour beef and tomato mixture into a 20x30cm baking dish and add pasta; mix well. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble; serve immediately.

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    I made this recipe tonight, and my husband loved it. It reminded us of lasagna. I used medium shells for the pasta. I added onion and garlic powder to the meat. I added 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes and only 1/2 jar of sauce. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top. I will definitley make this again. Thanks!  -  19 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband and I loved this and ate for the leftovers for the next day's lunch and dinner. I did tweak it a little, since reading that some people thought it a bit bland. I first sauteed onions and bell peppers in olive oil until it started to carmelize before adding the beef to brown. I then seasoned the beef with garlic, salt, pepper, and italian seasoning. I used a spaghetti sauce that had lots of veggies in it, and used diced tomatoes instead of stewed. I also used penne pasta. It was soooo flavorful and was great with crusty bread.  -  24 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used the spiral noodles as you suggested. This was a really quick and easy recipe that was a hit with my husband. I added some shredded cheddar cheese with the mozzarella cheese on top. I also added a half chopped green bell pepper and half chopped onion for extra taste.  -  05 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)