Meatball Pasta Bake recipe

A super delicious student recipe: Try making this yummy Meatball Pasta Bake for your housemates!

Makes 4 HUGE portions. Best served with garlic bread.

You can use any mince in this recipe with turkey being an healthier option whereas a pork and beef mix being a cheaper one. You can also use ready-made meatballs to make the whole recipe a lot easier and quicker.


To make 1 serving

  • Mince 600 g
  • Easy garlic 1 tspor 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Tomato puree 1 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs (Optional)
  • 2 Tins chopped tomatoes
  • A packet of Pasta
  • Some grated cheese

How to make a Meatball Pasta Bake:

  1. Put the packet of past on to cook (10-12 minutes)
  2. If baking your own meat balls, mix mince, half an onion, tomato puree, mixed herbs and salt and pepper in a bowl with your hands. Shape it into about 20 little balls.
  3. Cook the balls in a hot frying pan, should take about 8 – 10 minutes.
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes and garlic. If the sauce looks too thick for you add 50ml of boiling water to the pan.
  5. Let the sauce & Meatball mixture boil, then turn down to simmer for five minutes.
  6. Drain the pasta.
  7. Pour the pasta in a deep baking dish, and pour the meatballs and sauce over the top.
  8. Sprinkle cheese on to the mixture. The more the better.
  9. Stick it in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until cheese is golden.

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