Beef & Spinach Pasta Bake

The whole family will enjoy this tasty bake, and it’s economical too.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45  minutes Serves: 5

Ingredients

400 g pasta bows
2 tbsp olive oil (we love Olivado)
1 onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
600g beef mince
2 cans chopped tomatoes (we love Chantal Organics)
2 tbsp tomato paste (we love Chantal Organics)
350g spinach, coarsely chopped (we love The Fresh Grower)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (we love Super Herb)
1 cup cheddar or mozzarella, grated (we love Mainland)
Salt and ground pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
  3. At the same time, heat a saucepan, add oil, onion and garlic, cooking over a medium heat for 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Add the beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, then simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced and sauce thick.
  6. Stir in spinach and parsley. Season well with salt and pepper.
  7. Combine pasta and beef sauce and pour into a large baking dish. Scatter with cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
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