Spinach and Pasta Bake

    Spinach and Pasta Bake

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    1hour20min


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    Use your favourite shaped pasta for this easy pasta bake which can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 500g pasta
    • 300g frozen chopped spinach
    • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) olive oil
    • 120g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 250g tomato sauce
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 500g spaghetti sauce

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. In a medium pot cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
    2. Cook spinach according to packet directions.
    3. Meanwhile brown beef mince, chopped onion and minced garlic in a large frypan over medium heat. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste and pasta sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    4. Combine cooked spinach, cooked pasta, bread crumbs, grated cheese, beaten eggs and olive oil.
    5. Spread spinach mixture evenly into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish. Top with meat mixture.
    6. Bake in a preheated 180 degree C oven for 30 minutes.

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