Day-Ahead Pasta Bake

    Day-Ahead Pasta Bake


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    This is a great pasta bake with a creamy flavour like beef stroganoff. It's wonderfully convenient because you make it the day ahead or even freeze it until you need to bake it.

    Serves: 9 

    • 750g lean beef mince
    • 250g fresh pasta
    • 250g container sour cream
    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 60g grated cheddar cheese
    • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 500g tomato pasta sauce
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours10min 

    1. Place beef mince in a large deep frypan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    2. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain well.
    3. In a greased 20x30cm casserole dish layer the cooked and drained pasta on the bottom.
    4. In a medium size bowl combine the sour cream, cream cheese, grated Cheddar cheese and chopped spring onions. Spread mixture over cooked pasta in baking dish.
    5. In a small bowl combine the sugar, tomato sauce and cooked beef mince. Layer this on top of the sour cream mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle with additional grated Cheddar cheese, if desired.
    6. Refrigerate casserole overnight. Remove from refrigerator one hour before baking.
    7. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
    8. If freezing casserole, allow to come to room temperature for one hour before baking.

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